Friday, December 3, 2010

Favorite Quote Friday

You may shoot 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.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise. 

-Maya Angelou

Have a great weekend!!


  1. one of my all time FAVES!!

    Happy Friday!!!


  2. This one is my fave too...but still I RISE, love it!!!

  3. This is definitely a classic goodie!Love it!

  4. I looove that one!

  5. I love this one... one of my all time favies.

  6. Just catching up now.. This is one of my all time Favorites!

  7. Isn't it just a phenomenal poem? Maya Angelou is the WOMAN!

  8. I love this poem. One of my favorites by the ultimate poet :)


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