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Thursday Thirteen #88 Maya Angelou Edition

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Greetings, Kittens!

I thought we could use a bit of a pick-me-up around the web. Although only the first stanza fits, even a single stanza of Miss Maya can do a great deal to put us all in the right frame of mind. Here's the beginning of Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou.

Enjoy.


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.



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( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
BlogWobble
Nov. 3rd, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
Inspiring, thanks for sharing!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 3rd, 2011 09:29 am (UTC)
Love me some Maya Angelou! Thank you.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:07 am (UTC)
Awesome!
Great list, Xakara! I love Maya Angelou! She is one amazing woman. Happy Thursday!

Stephanie Adkins
http://stephanieadkins.blogspot.com
(Anonymous)
Nov. 3rd, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
Fantastic! What a great thing to read this morning. Thanks for sharing it!

CountryDew @ Blue Country Magic.
Karenna Colcroft
Nov. 3rd, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)
I have this poem hanging on the wall above my desk as a reminder. Thanks for posting it!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 3rd, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
I've heard he read this somewhere. Niki Giovanni wrote a similar self confident woman poem. http://looseleafnotes.com
(Anonymous)
Nov. 3rd, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
Alice Audrey
She really is a phenomenal woman. I only just started reading her a year ago, but have great admiration.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 3rd, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
That's great!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/
wordtrix.blogspot.com
Nov. 3rd, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
Maya Angelou is always a good choice to quote from.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 3rd, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
That's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Maddy
Rikki Donovan
Nov. 10th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
I particularly like no. 2, 6 and 8. Great quotes.
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