Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Aminath Neena Haneef Aminath Neena Haneef (8/6/2009 11:49:00 PM)

    Its a super poem. so simple yet so perfect

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  • Patrick Elliott (8/2/2009 7:02:00 PM)

    An absolutely beautiful poem. Exquisite and perfect in every way.
    Please change line 2 to 'on the back of the wind'

  • Sumedha Mane (3/12/2009 7:53:00 AM)

    I love this poem. It is so simple but so perfect. Maya Angelou is a superwoman-serene, beautiful and strong. She is a role model for me.

  • Missy Trinity Ferrari. (3/10/2009 9:44:00 AM)

    Maya Angelou is my idol. there is no one who inspires me more than she does, besides god, if there was anyway i could meet her just to look into her eyes and see the genuiness of her smile.My life would be complete. She is the person who unwittingly started me on my path to poetry. I never learned so much from one person than I did from Maya Angelou. I want to be just like her.

  • James B. Earley (11/9/2008 12:11:00 PM)

    Poetry....the passion....and...pain...its inspiration!

  • Lu Wenchao (11/1/2008 10:28:00 PM)

    I am moved by your poems.It gives me hope and courage.No matter what happens to me, I will rise just like you.I think this is really the inner weath that we must have, because only this we can live a wonderful life.

  • Macy Anne (9/23/2008 4:43:00 PM)

    Your #1 girl! I'm so proud. Only 20 poems you made, but they are worth so much more.

  • Dfrt Dfgh (7/3/2008 11:38:00 PM)

    Ok, im not sure if many people tell you this but hey here goes anyway.
    Your poems are heaps good, i mean in some of you poems the way you have structured them makes them, for lack of a better word awesome.
    Anyway you should check out some of my poems and let me know what you think...
    It would be awesome if ya could...

  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (6/14/2008 1:16:00 AM)

    dear maya angelou, your poems inspires, and gives bliss and touch my a rainbow they spread their colours, beautiful and attractive they are.

  • ... ... (12/13/2007 2:17:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou is the epitome of African-American poetry. People who never heard her name, they don't know real poetry at all.

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 ...

Read the full of Phenomenal Woman

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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