|"Maya's Mind" by Mischell Riley|
The text of "Still I Rise" is available here at PoetryFoundation.org. As I noted in an earlier post, "Phenomenal Woman," Angelou's poetry is full of the generous geometry of womanhood -- here are a few lines from that poem:
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
From Angelou's Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women (Random House, 1994).