Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Rookie John Evans (11/16/2012 7:11:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou writes and speaks with such depth and substance; a true inner wisdom which transform the reader to better their inner self. Personally, my poetry is as of an infantile crawl compared to such a metaphoric genius and stateswoman as Maya Angelou! She has gained my vote not only for women's rights but for the great lady (and poetess) , she truly is. Thank You Maya for helping me to reach for the stars.

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  • Rookie Allan Rofer (11/1/2012 8:52:00 AM)

    There is no way in the world that Phenomenal Woman is a better poem than any Robert Frost poem. Was the vote manipulated by some special interest group? The poetic structure is very poor: compare its format and rhyming with The Road Not Taken, for example.
    I just joined this group, so I may be repeating other comments. But I think the members of this site need a reality check here.

  • Rookie Kacie Sherman (10/11/2012 8:15:00 PM)

    well she is so live with it

  • Rookie Kacie Sherman (10/11/2012 8:13:00 PM)

    dear James Mcfapping_
    truck off

  • Rookie Cindy Cato (9/23/2012 3:42:00 PM)

    I just love her poetry she has heart (IN AND OUT OF TIME) is wonderful all of poems are beautiful.

  • Rookie Bernadeth Navarrete (9/2/2012 3:19:00 AM)

    good day! ! i am a student from Philippines, and we are having this subject literary criticism. i just want to ask for your approval and confirmation if we can use one of your poems to be the subject of our class critiquing.. i have chosen the poem still i rise, because of its message and structure...THANK YOU and i am hoping for your approval..GOD BLESS AND MORE POWER..

  • Rookie Chris H. (8/5/2012 8:09:00 PM)

    There is NO WAY Maya Angelou should be #3 after Shakespeare? ! ! Really? ! She has only done a few dozen poems. Emily Dickerson has done over 1,000. Stop with the political correctness. She might belong at the bottom of the 500 list if at all. Get real people.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Alexis ... (7/3/2012 5:59:00 PM)

    I absolutely LOVE Maya Angelou, I grew up watching my sister perform Phenomenal Woman which made me read and develop a love for poetry. I even tried to write like her.....I doubt that was a goal I actually reached lol. Although her work greatly contributed to my style of writing. I remember the first time I read Still I Rise amazing!

  • Rookie Pearlsof Poetry (5/19/2012 1:29:00 AM)

    It’s cool how you can create so many different poems and sentences with just a few words. Brillant post!

    But i Loved this poem more -
    http: //pearlsofpoetry.tk/babys-world/

  • Rookie - 24 Points isam Abdelrahman (5/15/2012 11:05:00 PM)

    This poem comes out of heart without make-up, stark naked as a beautiful new born baby; it is reallya poem

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 ...

Read the full of Phenomenal Woman

Touched By An Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies

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