Phenomenal Woman

Maya Angelou wrote a poem called Phenomenal Woman which Amy Sky set to music. It is a beautiful poem and I thought it would be nice to share for Mother’s Day. I didn’t know it was set to music and was amazed at how beautiful the poem was after being rendered to music. I like it when lyrics are poetry and when poetry is lyrics. It is a truly gifted person that can do both and Maya’s poem Phenomenal Woman is lyrical.

Phenomenal Woman is a poem about strong women. You can visit The Poetry Foundation to read a copy. However, I invite you not leave Writely Applied without having listened to Amy Sky’s song. If you visit YouTube you can read more about her quest to contact Maya Angelou to ask for permission to set Phenomenal Woman to music. Amy is a truly inspired artist and her story of their fated meeting is inspiring as well.

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One comment

  1. giggling says:

    Enjoy this story and the music trememdously. As a greeting card writer I had read many of Maya Angelou cards, but I didn’t know she also wrote songs for music. Your sites are very interested Violleteb

    Good from Giggling(Glenda Brill)

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