Yesterday, a truly phenomenal woman passed, Maya Angelou. While you pretty much had to be living under a rock to miss this tidbit of news. It was truly touching to see the world mourn the loss of someone who had given us so much. Especially in this day and age where poetry, literature, heck, even activism takes second fiddle to celebrity news.
This morning I heard again one her readings of poem, Phenomenal Woman. Written in 1978, like all great poems it resonates as though it were written this morning.
We still need to hear it.
If you don’t have time to listen to the reading… read the Phenomenal Woman in full here, it’s not that long, and worth the read.