Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Maya Angelou Poems

41. The Mothering Blackness 1/23/2012
42. The Rock Cries Out to Us Today 2/8/2016
43. The Traveller 3/9/2016
44. The Week of Diana 3/9/2016
45. These Yet To Be United States 1/17/2015
46. They Went Home 6/18/2005
47. Touched By An Angel 1/3/2003
48. We Had Him 1/13/2014
49. Weekend Glory 1/3/2003
50. When Great Trees Fall 2/15/2016
51. When I Think About Myself 9/15/2015
52. When You Come 1/3/2003
53. Woman Work 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
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 Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live.

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