Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Maya Angelou Poems

1. Glory Falls 3/9/2016
2. The Black Family Pledge 3/9/2016
3. Harlem Hopscotch 3/9/2016
4. The Week of Diana 3/9/2016
5. Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down 3/9/2016
6. Song for the Old Ones 3/9/2016
7. Son to Mother 3/9/2016
8. Ain't That Bad? 3/9/2016
9. In All Ways A Woman 3/9/2016
10. The Rock Cries Out to Us Today 2/8/2016
11. Preacher, Don't Send Me 3/9/2016
12. The Traveller 3/9/2016
13. Our Grandmothers 7/14/2015
14. Recovery 3/9/2016
15. I know why the caged bird sings 3/9/2016
16. On Aging 5/14/2015
17. When I Think About Myself 9/15/2015
18. These Yet To Be United States 1/17/2015
19. Savior 3/9/2016
20. The Health-Food Diner 12/16/2014
21. Life Doesn't Frighten Me 8/6/2015
22. Televised 3/9/2016
23. Old Folks Laugh 2/10/2015
24. When Great Trees Fall 2/15/2016
25. California Prodigal 1/23/2012
26. Human Family 12/4/2014
27. The Mothering Blackness 1/23/2012
28. We Had Him 1/13/2014
29. Kin 1/23/2012
30. Equality 1/3/2015
31. A Plagued Journey 1/23/2012
32. Awaking In New York 1/23/2012
33. A Brave And Startling Truth 1/23/2012
34. Momma Welfare Roll 1/3/2003
35. Weekend Glory 1/3/2003
36. When You Come 1/3/2003
37. On The Pulse Of Morning 1/3/2003
38. Remembrance 1/3/2003
39. The Detached 6/18/2005
40. Insomniac 1/3/2003
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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The Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children.
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live.

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