Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday Free For All #4

Today, I'm going to post one of my favorite poems and pick some words out of it for you to use in your piece...

by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a model's fashion 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 steps
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
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 of my waist
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
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
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 for my care.
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

Okay, I'm going to pick six words, and you choose any three to write your piece around, or if you like use all six.

Pretty, fashion, woman, mystery, smile, and proud.

K, don't forget to comment and leave your link!


Rae Trigg said...

I admit I'm a little startled to be the first person commenting. I'm not sure if I've participated here before, but here's my link: Mystery Woman

It kind of took off in a direction I hadn't entirely expected ...

Jane Doe said...

Rae Trigg: It seems as though you are the first and only person contributing this week. Thanks for participating!