Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Veteran Poet - 1,629 Points Sayeed Abubakar (5/29/2014 6:04:00 AM)

    Great poet Maya Angelou is no more. She has died at her home today. A great loss for literature.

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  • Rookie Arianna Santiago (5/28/2014 8:50:00 PM)

    I really can relate to maya shes a freedom speech to my life, to women lifes.To this day we should know her, this is her day of her pease in heven as she died and let her freedom ring to od, women, menthe world maya angelou is pease to our world she should be respected to this day

    IN GODS WORD SHE SHALL LET WOMENS FREEDOM RING

  • Rookie - 17 Points Ozioma Anieto (5/28/2014 4:47:00 PM)

    With Maya, it was love at first read….her blackness, her wits and her philosophy. While enjoying Maya’s work, I thought she existed in the past…. I never knew such a talent is ‘not’ of old…and still can’t believe that who wrote “I Know Why Caged Bird Sings” was still among us. I always wish to answer her poetic question in this natural way;

    Yes, your sexiness upsets me,
    It comes to me as a surprise
    That you can dance like you’ve got diamonds
    At the meeting of your thighs.

    Adieu Maya Angelou…..you are a rainbow in our cloud…..and we now know why the caged bird sings….

  • Silver Star - 3,057 Points Darlene Walsh (5/28/2014 4:14:00 PM)

    She was a wonderful poet and a phenomenal woman. She will be in my prayers as will her family. She has left us a great deal to think about, a great deal to make each of us a better person. She will be greatly missed.

  • Rookie Deondra Hardemon (5/28/2014 11:03:00 AM)

    Wow.... Maya Angelo has gone to glory. There were two famous people I wanted to meet be for I left this world and she was one of them. Through her work and simply the way she carried her self made me feel I knew her. She always manage to be in ours head but some how she manage to touch our hearts as well. She will live on in my heart. A phenomenal woman was she!

  • Rookie - 22 Points 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.

  • Rookie Shobana Gomes (4/28/2014 5:29:00 AM)

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

  • 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

  • Silver Star - 3,470 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 - 12,589 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.

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 ...

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Million Man March Poem

The night has been long,
The wound has been deep,
The pit has been dark,
And the walls have been steep.

Under a dead blue sky on a distant beach,
I was dragged by my braids just beyond your reach.
Your hands were tied, your mouth was bound,
You couldn't even call out my name.

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