@Liatrek THANK YOU so much for everything in my box!!!! I am looking forward to reading all of the books! I Love the notebook, the candy- I am sipping on the coffee and see why it is your favorite! And I especially love the special touch you added with the Wonder Woman coffee cup😍! #BHM #BlitsyHistoryMonthSwap @Chelleo
I love this small( 100 pages) book that carries so many powerful thoughts. In addition to the inspirational cover poem, it contains Phenomenal Woman and Caged Bird which I can read over and over. #blackauthors #blackhistorymonth
Life Doesn‘t Frighten Me
By Maya Angelou
“Shadows on the wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn‘t frighten me at all
Bad dogs barking loud
Big ghosts in a cloud
Life doesn‘t frighten me at all.
I go boo
Make them shoo
I make fun
Way they run
I won‘t cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn‘t frighten me at all.”
Still I Rise
By Maya Angelou
“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still like dust, I‘ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I‘ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.”
By Maya Angelou
“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.
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
Starting a new book of poetry. #poemsbeforephones
Maya Angelou forever. #shewill and #shedid
This poem has been on my mind all day. Hope you all feel a surge of that indomitable spirit and overcome today - especially those of you dealing with prejudice and barriers 💕 Kia kaha.
I rarely read poetry. I feel like it's impossible for me to get into. After seeing Netflix documentery about Maya Angelou I was so impressed by her that I wanted to try to read her poetry. I read the whole book but even though it was pleasant I didn't really get it. I think I'll try poetry again after a few years. Maybe it gets easier in time. 🤔
As I look back over the tragic events of last week, it saddens my soul. We need more inclusion, #love & #kindness. Let‘s spread some love & light with #beKINDspines stacks! Share an inspirational message via your stack 📚💖
freedom is a constant struggle
and still I rise
god help the child
speak no evil
behold the dreamers
the sun does shine
Wishing you a great week ☀️
#spinesvines #diversespines #spinepoetry #mondaymotivation
Nice work at my alma mater. Proud of them. (I mentioned this to my husband and he snorted and said "were they triggered by it?" and I think I'm gonna file for divorce)
Oh and I forgot to share a picture of this lovely bookmark my husband bought me today along with the history book. It says: “Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.” - Maya Angelou. It‘s so pretty I might have to take it with me when I go on vacation in a few weeks.❤️
Today is the first day of @spinesvines #diversespines focusing on woc and today's prompt is book quotes so I'm going with a classic.
You may shot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise
@ephemeralwaltz @Andrew65 @WomanistBibliophile
I'm trying to read poems.
Not succeeding that well.
How could I get under the poem spell?
What is the secret they hide so well?
Why can't they just come out of their shell?
Do you have any tips for me to tell?
I remember reading Maya‘s books when I was younger and being so inspired by her stories although her life was a world away from mine. Definitely opened my eyes and I love that books have the capacity to inspire and empower people #werise #aprella
This is e v e r y t h i n g !!! Google did a great job honoring Maya Angelou today, her 90th birthday. If you haven‘t seen it, check it out!
Dr. Maya Angelou's 90th birthday #StillIRise #GoogleDoodle #blacklitsy #blitsy
Go NOW to see and hear Google Doodle's animated honor of Maya Angelou's 90th birthday. One memorial evening, the school librarian and I took a group of students to hear her perform. https://www.google.com/logos/2018/maya/maya18.html?hl=en
I reached 500 Litfluence and 750 followers! Yay! Onwards and upwards 😁
Happy reading everyone!!
For #internationalwomensday I wanted to honor just one of the women I admire.
#Heartsandhardcovers #TrueLove “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”-Maya Angelou. Me and my husband Bobby ☺️#HusbandsofLitsy
After 20 years of wanting one, I have finally decided what my first tattoo will be. Either the whole first verse of this poem from Dr. Angelou or just a line like the one above. This poem has served to remind me through all of my struggles, no matter what they were, I have always made it through. Do y'all have literary tattoos you'd like to share the story behind? If so, tag me on your post and use the hash tag #LitTat. Image: Google Images.
Day 15 of #marchintoreading #shepersisted
I've not yet read Elizabeth Warren's book, but I certainly plan to. Some of the other strong, persistent females (real and fictional) that come to mind for me: Maya, Malala, Gloria, Offred, Sofia, and Dorothea. ✊️
Almost ready for the #WomensMarch tomorrow! Sad I'll be missing the readathon but read some books for me and I'll march for you. ✊🏼 Bringing Maya with me. Wish I had the artistic talent some of you have but this will have to do. #Resist
The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
from Caged Bird by Maya Angelou - powerful! #LitsyPoetry365
Case of the Mondays? Here're some wise words to remember when we're struggling from the wonderful Maya Angelou. 🙏🏾🌷
I miss this amazing woman every day.
| Repost from @LitsyFeministBookClub • Stay tuned over there for daily quotes and weekly #MondayMotivation |
#Feminism #SocialJustice #Poetry #BlackBooks #DiverseBooks
Words to remember when we're struggling from the wonderful Maya Angelou. 🙏🏾🌷
All I can say in the wake of last night is this:
Hold those you love close that are reeling right now. Seek out those that have been marginalized by this election - your friends that are non-white, LGBTQ, differently-abled, and/or women who believe in reproductive justice. Tell them they matter, even though our democracy has told them otherwise. Tell them you'll fight for them.
I know it's true and it's something we all need to hear right now.
I've been inspired by several posts this morning. One of you darlings (@LauraBeth i think?) made a checklist that included picking a non-profit and volunteering your time, and i am grateful and thankful for the wise suggestion. I had a good wallow in despair, and i'm ready for action and forward-thinking. I will stand up for my gender, my heritage, and my sexuality today. i will not let the bigots in this country speak for me.
http://www.vulture.com/2016/09/watch-the-trailer-for-pbs-maya-angelou-doc-and-st.... 😢😢That's just something in my eye..
I listened to this short collection of poetry as an audiobook read by Maya Angelou herself. The poetry was amazing, and her reading of it even more amazing. She was engaging and mirthful and proud, and this was the perfect introduction to Maya Angelou. Read for the #diverseathon. [Finished Sept. 12, 2016] #audiobooks #poetry