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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A D-Xirable Poem! Maya Angelou "Phenomenal Woman"

Hello my wonderful and amazing loves!

The talented and gifted Maya Angelou passed away today at 86 years old.
May she rest in peace!


I've decided to do a blog post of her poem, "Phenomenal Woman" in honor of her.
It's another one of my favorite poems by her.

Maya Angelou pics!

Maya Angelou pic and quote!

An incredible, amazing, and moving photo of Maya Angelou and the first lady, Michelle Obama!

Phenomenal Woman
by Maya Angelou

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 teeth, 
The swing in my waist, 
And the joy in my feet. 
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Phenomenal 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 arch of my back, 
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’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 for my care. 
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.




Hope you enjoyed this post! 
And thank you Maya Angelou for your beautiful poetry and for your incredible contribution to society! 
You were a phenomenal woman!

Love always,
LaTasha B.
x0x0x0x!

10 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this poem. It's one of my faves, as well. I am truly grateful to have witnessed the remarkable legacy Dr. Maya Angelou left for all mankind to enjoy and carry forward to younger generations. Thank you, LaTasha for this beautifully, uplifting reminder that we are PHENOMENAL just for being ourselves!! I will miss her presence, deeply.
    Much love and many blessings, dear LaTasha!

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    1. Hello lovely Martice,

      I'm so glad you like this poem and that it's one of your faves as well!
      I agree, she left behind one remarkable legacy!
      And you are too kind and too sweet for words, love!
      I just had to do a post about her when I heard the news.
      I just love her poetry and she was such a strong and phenomenal woman!

      Much love and many blessings to you as well! :)
      xLBx

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  2. just beautiful !!!
    xoxo

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    1. Hello lovely Sorana,

      Aww... Thank you so much love!
      You are beautiful! :)
      Thanks again for your lovely and sweet comment! :)

      With love,
      xLBx

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  3. I was almost moved to tears by this beautiful poem! She was an amazing lady, I really admired her!
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    1. Hello lovely Francesca,

      Yes, it is a really beautiful poem. I am so glad you like it, love!
      I agree, she was an amazing lady! I really admired her as well!
      Thank you so much for your comment, love! I really appreciate it! :)

      With love,
      xLBx

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  4. Hi LaTasha, always the greatest pleasure hearing from you! How are you doing dear? These are wonderful heart warming words but such an inspiration of a woman who will truly be missed by all. Thanks for your kinds, warmth and consideration, you are the sweetest. Its always great hearing your opinion, have a creative week ahead.

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    1. Hello lovely Sam,

      Aww, darling! It's always so nice to hear from you! I'm doing well, just busy.
      I hope you are doing well, sweetheart! She was a very inspirational woman.
      I do agree, very warming words. Aww... Thank you!
      And no problem, sweetheart! Thank you for your kindness, warmth, and consideration. You're the sweet one, hun! :)

      With love,
      xLBx

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  5. Hi laTasha how are you? beautiful poeam my dear, you are such a sweet person!
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    1. Hello lovely Francesca,

      I'm doing well, just been busy love! I hope you are well, darling!
      I'm so glad you like the poem, love! You are the sweet one, doll! :)
      Thank you so much for your kindness and support, love! :)

      With love,
      xLBx

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