Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Michael Sedique (6/10/2010 9:21:00 PM)

    sorry your poems aren't very satisfying.

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  • Simone Deamer (6/2/2010 10:20:00 AM)

    Does anyone remember a poem Maya Angelou read out on Oprah Winfrey by her that started ' Today I had myself a real good cry' I have been trying to find it for about five years!

  • Joanne Keene (5/15/2010 8:39:00 PM)

    When I read the poem Still I rise, whatever the situation maybe I know that I can an will rise up above it and keep on going. I may fall but I will get up.I will accomplish whatever my goal might be.

  • Pratisha Karki (5/14/2010 9:45:00 PM)

    Love this poem! ! ! It makes me so proud when I read it.

  • Marissa Scott (3/22/2010 10:26:00 PM)

    Angelou's poems have inspired millions. Her experiences in life has brought the pen in her hand, to the touch of the paper. Angelou's inspiration encourages women of ALL ages to never give up. No matter what you look like or what you've been through: you WILL be okay. On a person level, whenever I feel down or upset with whatever situation is currently overwhelming me, I sit in my chair and read her poems. Her constant reminder that you are a wonderful woman, and you will come out of this, is enough to get me out of that weak and distasteful state.

  • Lebogang Matiting (11/5/2009 4:26:00 AM)

    wow! this is what i call inspiration. as a young woman in South Africa i am realy inpired, cant wait for more

  • Njabulo Mkandla (10/15/2009 8:08:00 PM)

    What strength! Definitely deserves the spot it's been given. I'm a first timer to this sight and your poem has made me hope for many more beautiful words to read.
    Thank you

  • Ibrahim Sambo Ibrahim Sambo (10/5/2009 10:56:00 AM)

    One thing i find most fascinating about Maya Angelou is the simplicity with which she charmingly craft & engrave her immortal poems.Indeed beauty lies naturally in simplicity.I wish one day i will have the priviledge of having her go through my humble poems.

  • Janell Cressman (9/29/2009 7:48:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou is an amazing poetess, with a true gift for words that go right to the soul, she is an amazing woman, and she has made me proud to be a woman
    and a poetess.

    thank you Maya for the truth that spills over in all your poems

  • Robin Brolaski (8/31/2009 12:34:00 PM)

    To - Claudi Roo - Look at ALL the facts first....

    In the fall of 1995, the poet Maya Angelou did a reading of her work to an overflowing house at the University of California at Berkeley. Any Angelou reading is a very special thing - few could hope to capture the essence, inflection, joy, sadness, loss and love in her words as well as she does.

    Later that same fall, Ben Harper closed his show at Los Angeles' House of Blues with an a capellaversion of Angelou's poem 'And Still I Rise, ' to which he wrote a melody and recorded for his first album,1994's Welcome To The Cruel World. Angelou's words are no less stirring in Harper's gospel-influenced tune.

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 Detached

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

We pray,
Savoring sweet the teethed lies,

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