Lovely poem

Tararua District Library : Te Whare Pukapuka o Tararua

In the need of some inspiration for our poetry competition?  Danielle from Pahiatua Library regards this as one of her favourite poems, by the late, great American poet, Dr. 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,

Maya Angelou Maya Angelou

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…

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