Woman Work Poem by Maya Angelou

Woman Work

Rating: 4.2

I've got the children to tend
The clothes to mend
The floor to mop
The food to shop
Then the chicken to fry
The baby to dry
I got company to feed
The garden to weed
I've got shirts to press
The tots to dress
The can to be cut
I gotta clean up this hut
Then see about the sick
And the cotton to pick.

Shine on me, sunshine
Rain on me, rain
Fall softly, dewdrops
And cool my brow again.

Storm, blow me from here
With your fiercest wind
Let me float across the sky
'Til I can rest again.

Fall gently, snowflakes
Cover me with white
Cold icy kisses and
Let me rest tonight.

Sun, rain, curving sky
Mountain, oceans, leaf and stone
Star shine, moon glow
You're all that I can call my own.

Renu Kakkar 14 September 2011

this is a beautiful poem...women would naturally identify with it...doing lots of things effortlessly comes naturally to us..if the woman is working then a few more add on jobs are there...

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Tabita Maier 08 March 2022

I honestly dont identify with what you said and I am woman. I dont believe that was Maya's intention when she wrote this poem.

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Renu Kakkar 14 September 2011

this is a beautiful poem... women would naturally identify themselves with this poem as it is what we do effortlessly...working women have additional responsibilities

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Richa Luchmun 02 May 2010

this is a very inspiring poem. its tells us about how hard is a woman's life! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! every stanza is very captivating..............

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Mizz. Ghetto Gansta 07 April 2010

your a true in spiration to me and others keep on doing wat you do because your amking this world a betta place for me ands my family. ily

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Obodoh Faith 24 June 2023

I like the tone of the poem. And the rhyming words made it beautiful!

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LS Narayan Rao (SURI) 25 June 2022

Excelent simple and a heart touching poem I am a English teacher

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Momina Maqsood 28 March 2022

I didn't understand this poem when i read it in my syllables but today i found the each word of this poem very true.It actually portrays the real life of a woman & that she needs break from the daily routine of her life.Salute to Maya Angelou!

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