Tuesday, May 16, 2006

"Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou

Click here to read Maya Angelou's poem, "Phenomenal Woman."

The opening lines:
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
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

--Marshal Zeringue