By Maya Angelou
beautiful ladies ask yourself the place my mystery lies.
I’m now not adorable or outfitted to fit a manner model’s size
but if I begin to inform them,
they believe I’m telling lies.
It’s within the achieve of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
therefore starts “Phenomenal Woman,” only one of the loved poems gathered the following in Maya Angelou’s 3rd publication of verse. those poems are strong, specified, and fresh—and, as continually, jam-packed with the lifting rhythms of affection and remembering. And nonetheless I Rise is written from the center, a party of existence as basically Maya Angelou has chanced on it.
“It is correct poetry she is writing,” M.F.K. Fisher has saw, “not simply rhythm, the beat, rhymes. i locate it very relocating and now and then attractive. It has an innate purity approximately it, unquenchable dignity. . . . it truly is extraordinary, flabbergasting, to acknowledge it, in the entire phrases I learn on a daily basis and evening . . . it provides me center, to listen to so essentially the caged chicken making a song and to appreciate her notes.”
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