Hello from Lady Lou,
Today, a dear friend sent me this poem, PHENOMENAL WOMAN, by MAYA ANGELOU. She had just read my Ramblin' with Lady Lou blog for the first time. Her name is Karenbeth Glunz. She is such a wise woman as she instinctively knew this poem was something I would understand and enjoy.
Maya Angelou, a poet and award-winning author, was a real treasure to a lot of us, even Oprah Winfrey. The world lost her on May 28, 2014, at the age of 86. This poem, PHENOMENAL WOMAN, was originally published in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1978, and then republished in a collection of four poems in 1995. Dare I say, Maya was way ahead of her time? Read on and enjoy. At the end of this post I have put a link I think you will enjoy opening.
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 of my care, 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me.
Here is the link I told you about. It has the comic strip version of PHENOMENAL WOMAN. Enjoy. Click here - http://bit.ly/10L0ij3
All the best to you,
Lady Lou, The Baby Boomer Babe
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