As we continue with our current bimonthly theme Rainbow Colors of Diversity: Voices of the Silenced allow me to share one of Maya Angelou’s poems with you.
I found this book in the library when my 12 year old daughter had a Poetry unit in her Literature class. I wanted her to be more familiarized with the lyrical beauty of Maya Angelou’s verse. Poetry Friday is hosted this week by Julie Larios from the Drift Record.
I thought that this particular poem was particularly fitting especially since March is Women’s Month. This book is edited by Edwin Graves Wilson and illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. There is a comprehensive introduction that looked into the life of Maya Angelou, her literary influences, and the stories that shaped the woman that she is. I took a photo of the page and edited it using an iPhone app.
Woman Work by Maya Angelou
Don’t you feel this way at times? Stretched to the point of infinity, the chores never-ending? Yet despite the predominantly hurried tone of the poem, I found peace in the sunshine, the rain, and the moon glow. Absolutely beautiful.
I was suddenly reminded of Tracy Chapman’s song entitled “Woman’s Work.” Enjoy, dear friends.