The US Postal Service had a beautiful miss this week. They dedicated a new stamp to poet Maya Angelou, but used a quote commonly attributed to her which was actually from another writer. Doh! They won’t reissue the stamp, but it was a wonderful ceremony anyway.
The video below popped up on my Twitter feed, courtesy of political strategist Donna Brazile. I was immediately charmed by these darling girls.
Here’s the excerpt from Phenomenal Woman, but I encourage you to read the entire poem:
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
Daughters, sisters, wives and aunts who packed Easter baskets, cleaned the house from top to bottom for Passover, made sure the family looked good and cooked for hours last weekend – I salute you, phenomenal women!
Let’s continue to celebrate the life and spirit of Maya Angelou. Enjoy!