Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Phenomenal Woman - Poem by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
read full text »

Comments about Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

  • Rookie Chrissie Tee (2/23/2014 9:05:00 AM)

    thats a great piece it! ! (Report) Reply

    13 person liked.
    19 person did not like.
  • Rookie - 151 Points Sarojkanta Dash (2/4/2014 10:04:00 PM)

    The simplicity of the poem can catch a reader off guard. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nikolai Morskoi (2/1/2014 9:03:00 PM)

    I sometimes wonder if deep down Maya Angelou was secretly (or maybe susubconsciously?) insecure. And she wrote her poems with the intent to feel better about herself, perhaps she wanted to beautify herself through language? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Leesaan Robertson (1/28/2014 11:14:00 AM)

    A beautiful and well expressed poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie William Poet (1/26/2014 2:11:00 PM)

    Only Emah man writes the best poems ever (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rob Wood (1/25/2014 8:17:00 AM)

    She has a fine opinion of herself, as my grandmother used to say. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mxolisi Ignatious (1/24/2014 11:47:00 PM)

    Read my poems. Go and comment to 'em (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points Bill Shirk (1/23/2014 2:09:00 PM)

    It seems to say that being a woman is about attracting men (maybe it is) . I have never seen her, but I would bet she is fairly unattractive physically in the conventional sense and that her viewpoint originates in feelings of inferiority; I think she misses the point of what being phenomenal is all about. I think she has been much over rated as a poet, riding the great coattails of feminism. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Edna Wande (1/22/2014 7:05:00 AM)

    Dis is jst perfect, wat hv bin searching for, a perfect description for a real woman (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 38,211 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/17/2014 9:37:00 AM)

    A very nice poem. simply and asehtetically selected words in perfect meanings. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 38,211 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/17/2014 9:37:00 AM)

    A very nice poem. simply and asehtetically selected words in perfect meanings. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cynthia Plummer (1/16/2014 12:36:00 AM)

    Never to brag or boast, it simply reaffirms a special, confident woman's humble virtue. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Andrew Blakemore (1/15/2014 5:45:00 PM)

    An excellent poem that flows like a song (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 943 Points Stephen W (1/12/2014 12:24:00 PM)

    A monster ego. People don't seem to see this as it is. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ally Davies (1/10/2014 1:03:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou's poems are best appreciated when read out loud or performed. Always inspiring. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jae-young Kwon (1/7/2014 1:32:00 AM)

    Just got goosebumps reading this poem. Amazing! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terri Lowe (1/5/2014 4:10:00 PM)

    Beautiful outlook. This is a poem to come back to on a day when someone or something has made you feel less than what you are! A phenomenal woman! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yuliya Batrakova (1/1/2014 4:54:00 PM)

    Self-acceptance and recognition of one's attractiveness- that really works. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Donna Nimmo (1/1/2014 7:05:00 AM)

    I loved this. All women are not ladies, but those who are carry themselves in a certain way. She carries her self with dignity and self assurance. And if she is beautiful maybe even head a little higher, but with dignity. Hugs, Donna (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Donna Nimmo (1/1/2014 7:01:00 AM)

    I loved it and understood so well. A lady carries herself a certai way with dignity and self assurance. not all women are ladies and don't know how to be one. Hugs, Donna (Report) Reply

[Hata Bildir]