Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

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  • Rookie Lungelo Senzo Mbuyazi (5/14/2014 3:38:00 PM)

    I Lungelo S. Mbuyazi as an individual, admits that many poets or 'poets' (writers) writes including me if one will catagorise it that way. Poets they do not just wites but draw on a cartesian plane of what is in author's mind to our subconscious mind and lay down what they are trying to say to us and so we see it. Maya you are just that poet with a cartesian plane for the reader.

    27 person liked.
    21 person did not like.
  • Rookie Shobana Gomes (4/28/2014 5:29:00 AM)

    Still I rise - I can relate to this - gorgeous poem Maya

  • Rookie Esther Larry (4/24/2014 6:44:00 PM)

    My name is estherlarry. I just
    viewed your profile on www.poemhunter.com
    and i become i nterested to know you more
    please contact me with this my email (esther1700larry@rocketmail.com)

  • Rookie Leiao Gerega (3/3/2014 3:17:00 AM)

    this is the first of her poems I have read. the poem shows appreciation of women in all their qualities, as creatures of beauty and care. thanks Maya

  • Bronze Star - 2,675 Points Wahab Abdul (2/10/2014 1:35:00 PM)

    “Phenomenal Woman” is one of the powerful poems that represents the rise of hope and pride of a woman (especially African-American woman) despite the abuse, torture and neglect she has experienced. Instead of being ashamed or guilty or blaming herself, she has gained the hope and strength, which makes her the “Phenomenal Woman”. This is one self-confident woman with exceptionally strong compelling persona and very high self-esteem, who loves herself in spite of the discrimination and the exploitation from society and people. The poem uses a special and repetitious pattern in each stanza, e.g. the stanza begins with a description of society’s reaction to the woman as they notice her. These reactions are all categorized by wonderment about the vivacious woman, why she is so happy and what others see in her. Ms. Angelou expresses her feeling of a hidden frustration and anger at the society who questions the subject’s self-confidence and strength.

  • Gold Star - 11,774 Points Ramesh Rai (1/28/2014 6:35:00 AM)

    God has sent an Angel to us
    to give her affection and love
    with her delightful poem
    Her name is
    The High Respected Maya Angelou
    May God bless her a long
    and joyful life.

  • Rookie Patricia Saunders (1/19/2014 11:05:00 AM)

    You are a fine poet, but damn it, I cannot believe the praise you get for I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings when you know that you stole that line from the great black poet, Laurence Dunbar. How could you do that? That is absolute theft. His poem begins, I know how the caged bird feels, alas and another stanza begins, I know why the caged bird sings.
    You are celebrated for this poem, and yet you stole it. From a poet who deserve to be better known, as he endured far worse racial prejudice than you did.

    Maybe somebody can explain to me how such outright theft is all right.

  • Rookie Billy Joel (12/17/2013 7:48:00 AM)

    your phenomenal women is not as good as the road not taken

  • Rookie Phil Collins (12/17/2013 7:45:00 AM)

    no one likes you because youre black

  • Bronze Star - 2,675 Points Wahab Abdul (12/12/2013 12:18:00 AM)

    “Phenomenal Woman” is one of the powerful poems that represents the rise of hope and pride of a woman (especially African-American woman) despite the abuse, torture and neglect she has experienced. Instead of being ashamed or guilty or blaming herself, she has gained the hope and strength, which makes her the “Phenomenal Woman”. This is one self-confident woman with exceptionally strong compelling persona and very high self-esteem, who loves herself in spite of the discrimination and the exploitation from society and people. The poem uses a special and repetitious pattern in each stanza, e.g. the stanza begins with a description of society’s reaction to the woman as they notice her. These reactions are all categorized by wonderment about the vivacious woman, why she is so happy and what others see in her. Ms. Angelou expresses her feeling of a hidden frustration and anger at the society who questions the subject’s self-confidence and strength.

Old Folks Laugh

They have spent their
content of simpering,
holding their lips this
and that way, winding
the lines between
their brows. Old folks
allow their bellies to jiggle like slow
tambourines.
The hollers

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