Maya Angelou’s words
inked paper with promise,
grew their branches in our hearts
blooming leaf/falling leaf/from our mouths.
Recitation of her poems/loving, harmonizing, scouring
to return us from dawn to night, from promise to plight
and strengthen us to forge forward, inward
I needed to hear hear her words ring and hum and tone me again. In tribute, read aloud two of her poems that shaped and impacted my life, “Phenomenal Woman,” and “Still I Rise.”
Read silently and share aloud your favorite Maya Angelou poems today/tomorrow/here…and EVERYWHERE.
Click the link below to hear these two poems read aloud.