Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Maya Angelou Poems

1. The Rock Cries Out to Us Today -new- 2/8/2016
2. Our Grandmothers 7/14/2015
3. On Aging 5/14/2015
4. When I Think About Myself 9/15/2015
5. The Health-Food Diner 12/16/2014
6. These Yet To Be United States 1/17/2015
7. Life Doesn't Frighten Me 8/6/2015
8. Old Folks Laugh 2/10/2015
9. Human Family 12/4/2014
10. We Had Him 1/13/2014
11. Equality 1/3/2015
12. The Mothering Blackness 1/23/2012
13. California Prodigal 1/23/2012
14. Kin 1/23/2012
15. A Plagued Journey 1/23/2012
16. Awaking In New York 1/23/2012
17. A Brave And Startling Truth 1/23/2012
18. On The Pulse Of Morning 1/3/2003
19. Weekend Glory 1/3/2003
20. Remembrance 1/3/2003
21. Momma Welfare Roll 1/3/2003
22. When You Come 1/3/2003
23. Insomniac 1/3/2003
24. The Detached 6/18/2005
25. They Went Home 6/18/2005
26. Passing Time 1/3/2003
27. Million Man March Poem 1/3/2003
28. Refusal 1/3/2003
29. A Conceit 1/3/2003
30. The Lesson 1/3/2003
31. Men 1/3/2003
32. Touched By An Angel 1/3/2003
33. Woman Work 1/3/2003
34. Alone 1/3/2003
35. Caged Bird 1/3/2003
36. Still I Rise 1/3/2003
37. Phenomenal Woman 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my ...

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The Detached

We die,
Welcoming Bluebeards to our darkening closets,
Stranglers to our outstretched necks,
Stranglers, who neither care nor
care to know that
DEATH IS INTERNAL.

We pray,
Savoring sweet the teethed lies,

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