Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Rookie - 452 Points Karan Pratap Singh (1/10/2015 3:33:00 PM)

    Indeed a great poet. I read her phnenomenal woman. It's my all time fav.

    176 person liked.
    72 person did not like.
  • Rookie - 54 Points Grace Moneymaker (12/23/2014 6:07:00 PM)

    She was a great poet. Although I haven't read much of her poetry, I'd say 'Phenomenal Woman' is my all-time favorite. Any criticism is just nonsense.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jaime Goldblatt (12/21/2014 11:15:00 PM)

    To A Poemhunter, Who Would Praise Certain Bad Poets, Imitators Of The Art

    You say, as you have often given tongue
    In praise of what another's said or sung,
    'Twere politic to do the like by these;
    But was there 'er a dog that praised a flea
    As awful as Angelou?
    Quattro of five cento?
    Phenomenally Ridiculous
    Quattro of five cento?
    Not by work or base-born product,
    Only by dint of birth.
    Shame and scorn on you.
    Huntsman Rody blow your horn,
    This hound can hunt no more.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Pat O'kennedy (11/28/2014 3:16:00 PM)

    Has the talent and skill of good poets. These poems are a joy to read.

  • Rookie - 101 Points Ali Baba (11/20/2014 10:25:00 AM)

    Nice poem

  • Bronze Star - 2,509 Points Melikhaya Zagagana (10/27/2014 9:23:00 AM)

    We have lost a True mother, she is such an example and a great poetess.

  • Freshman - 544 Points Gigi Levin (10/21/2014 10:28:00 AM)

    Hey, which nitwit decided that Robert Frost, although a good poet, was ANY match for Maya Angelou! ? If anybody's with me, let's all help Maya reclaim her rightful spot on the top of the top 500 poets list.

  • Rookie - 566 Points Dr. Ravipal Bharshankar (9/14/2014 12:18:00 PM)

    It's a very simply said poem.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Beautyruined Byinternet (8/16/2014 10:12:00 PM)

    this automatic android audio reading thing... is miserable. it's the stupidest thing i've ever seen. it's like serving a rare top sirloin steak in a mcdonalds burger wrapper. it's like listening to gershwin in a chuck e cheese ballpit with 10,000 screaming toddlers.

    this is ridiculous.

    this form of idiocy and complete oblivious bad taste hurts poetry.

    this website which at first seemed like a usable relevant resource... now i only wish to see it banned. on a medium such as the internet where the updatable content is 99.9% trash, this website is firmly in those ranks.

    not a gem.

    just more ruinous waste.

    imagine if a person such as myself opens multiple tabs to chance read multiple poems. consider the resulting cacophony as twenty poems are automatically begun to be read by android voices. this is insane. why is it automatic? I understand some people are miserable souls with no taste... but why would you force that on everyone else by making it automatic? if a person wants trash, fine... let them click their way into the void. but trash shouldn't be forced upon us.

    and why the generated android voice. poetry is a passion. a person with passion would have read the poems themselves. not used this disgusting fake 1989 computer voicing.

    have some common sense.

    be sensible.

    disable the automatic feed.

    or better yet... get rid of this altogether.

  • Rookie Surhyun Kim (7/15/2014 9:47:00 PM)

    Phenomenal Woman

    Pretty Woman 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 arms
    The span of my hips
    The stride of my step
    The curl of my lips
    I'm a woman
    Phenomenally 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
    The swing in my waist
    And the flash of my teeth
    The swing in my waits
    And the joy in my feet
    I'm a woman
    Phenomenally woman
    That's me

    Men themselves have wondered
    What they see in me
    They try so much
    But they can't touch
    My inner mystery
    When I try to show them
    They say they still can't see
    I say
    It's in the each of my back
    The sun of my smile
    The ride of my breasts
    The grace of my style
    I'm a woman
    Phenomenally woman
    That's me

    Now you understand
    Just why my heads's not bowed
    I don't shout or jump about
    Or have to talk real loud
    When you see me passing
    It ought to make you proud
    I say
    It's in the click of my heels
    The bend of my hair
    The palm of my hand
    The need of my care
    Cause I'm a woman
    Phenomenally woman
    That's me

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 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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