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 Topic: Looking for a poem

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JadeTober  



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Posted: 29 Oct 2006, 2:22 pm    Post subject: Looking for a poem Reply with quote

Hi All,

I wondered if anyone could help me, I am looking for a poem called (I think!) My Lady aint no Lady...I have no clue who wrote it other than she was a lesbian poet...probably american. The poem basically is a woman saying something along the lines of...

My Lady aint no lady, she doesn't walk demurly into a room she strides in and takes up all her space...etc
and ends
My Lady aint no lady and thats ok with me 'cause I aint no Gentelman

Can anyone help? It's driving me NUTS!

Jade x
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cmg  



Joined: 12 Dec 2006
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Interests: Archeoastrology, Art History, Political Science, Literature, Architecture, Film, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology
Physical Location: Los Angeles

Posted: 12 Dec 2006, 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a poem Reply with quote

It sounds familiar. I was just reading "The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader" Penguin Books. You might want to check it out of the library or buy it because I seem to remember those very lines somewhere in the poetry section. In any case, the book is a wonderful and educational read.

JadeTober wrote:
Hi All,

I wondered if anyone could help me, I am looking for a poem called (I think!) My Lady aint no Lady...I have no clue who wrote it other than she was a lesbian poet...probably american. The poem basically is a woman saying something along the lines of...

My Lady aint no lady, she doesn't walk demurly into a room she strides in and takes up all her space...etc
and ends
My Lady aint no lady and thats ok with me 'cause I aint no Gentelman

Can anyone help? It's driving me NUTS!

Jade x

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Linda  



Joined: 12 May 2003
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Interests: Pets, politics, sports, gardening, needlework, mystery novels, cooking
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Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a poem Reply with quote

JadeTober wrote:
Hi All,

I wondered if anyone could help me, I am looking for a poem called (I think!) My Lady aint no Lady...I have no clue who wrote it other than she was a lesbian poet...probably american. The poem basically is a woman saying something along the lines of...

My Lady aint no lady, she doesn't walk demurly into a room she strides in and takes up all her space...etc
and ends
My Lady aint no lady and thats ok with me 'cause I aint no Gentelman

Can anyone help? It's driving me NUTS!

Jade x


Hi, Jade.

Using the search term "My lady ain't no lady" (including the quotation marks and apostrophe) on Google, I found that the author of the poem is Pat Parker and that the Women's and Gender Studies program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a 1986 video recording of her reading it. Perhaps if you write to them, someone can provide you with the text. The web address is www.unl.edu/womenssp/resources/videos.shtml. The web page has a "Contact Us" button and e-mail addresses for various people.

Good luck finding the poem!
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