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,
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Topic(s) of this poem: beautiful

Comments about Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

  • Freshman - 719 Points Lalitha iyer (10/2/2012 12:43:00 AM)

    LOVELY POEM....................VERY VERY NICE.............. (Report) Reply

    15 person liked.
    40 person did not like.
  • Freshman - 703 Points Guy Lip-more (9/30/2012 4:30:00 PM)

    Great write, really enjoyed, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rohini Mitra (9/29/2012 11:15:00 PM)

    This poem is one of the best I have ever read.
    I know most would call it too superficial but the beauty of Phenomenal Woman lies in its interpretation. On the one hand, you could say it talks about femininity and sexuality, but on the other, it talks about about something much more important- spirit. It talks about natural confidence, a kind of confidence which stems from a deep rooted sense of security- a security that cannot be taken away despite criticism. So no, it is not narcissism. It talks about something far deeper and far more universal than plain simple narcissism. It talks about identity and that is what Phenomenal Woman brings out beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sydney La Roche (9/28/2012 2:41:00 PM)

    i love the confidence and the empowering attitude that's so artfully expressed in this (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Emily Akinyi (9/25/2012 1:25:00 AM)

    A true woman...awesome! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Hribhu Dey (9/21/2012 5:54:00 AM)

    love the poem very much....Greit Job (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marietta Cantos (9/21/2012 2:40:00 AM)

    phenomenally wonderful! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,260 Points Phanice Wamukota (9/19/2012 3:52:00 AM)

    I like, I like, I like (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chrissy S (9/16/2012 8:30:00 AM)

    This is a remarkable poem. I can't write like you, but will you please check out my poem? I only wrote one sonnet for my english class, but if someone of your talent were to give me comments i would greatly appreciate it. (i am 13) thank you so much(: (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 151 Points Ruby Honeytip (9/15/2012 8:22:00 PM)

    I love this poem. I don't write like Maya.....I've only just begun to write poetry. I've shared a sample here in the hope you will pop by and let me know what you think of my humble contributions.

    Verum et Amicitia
    Do you feel the weight press against you?
    The weight of cold pressing truth.
    Does it force the guilt from your pores like oil?
    No..I see it is light as a bubble.... truth lifting its way out of you
    With a merry grin and promises of eternal friendship?
    Oh..the divine freedoms of nothing more!
    Alas, loves confusion is my bed of nails,
    And, it seems I am tucked down tight.
    My too high pillow is stuffed full of whispered wishes
    And wet with a river of tears.
    Oh what delicious torment to be started through happenstance!
    What does it matter if purity of intention,
    Holds me from freedom of heart
    If both leave me lonely?

    © Copyright 2012 Ruby Honeytip (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sunil Babu (9/15/2012 2:04:00 AM)

    a woman is a gem.she must be cared and safe guarded.nice poem (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 544 Points Gigi Levin (10/8/2014 12:53:00 PM)

    You sound like you're advocating Maya Angelou's placement in a bank vault. Sentiment: A+. Wording: F- - -

  • Rookie - 453 Points Ellias Anderson Jr. (9/9/2012 3:06:00 AM)

    Best regard for a real nice poem that just made us think. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cindy Cato (9/7/2012 4:14:00 AM)

    I love this poem its great (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points Stevie Taite (9/5/2012 2:39:00 PM)

    Clever patters, clever rhythm, bold and proud, confident beauty! What a wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,289 Points P Gleeson (9/2/2012 11:19:00 PM)

    Real lovely write, Phenomenally woman, thats right ~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lucifer Williams (8/30/2012 12:52:00 AM)

    This was a beautiful pome, it really touched me. The independence you displayed was so strong, your individuality was beautiful ^.^
    Take a look at mine if any of you guys get the chance,
    A absent flower (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 151 Points Ruby Honeytip (8/27/2012 12:11:00 PM)

    This poem makes me want to throw on my heels, stick out my chest and get stuff done! : -)
    Feel free to dropp by and check out my humble contributions. Let me know what you think! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,721 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/20/2012 11:41:00 AM)

    Pregnant with a passion that is birted from the poetic womb of a wonderful woman! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,721 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/20/2012 11:41:00 AM)

    Pregnant with a passion that is birted from the poetic womb of a wonderful woman! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brooke Davies (8/19/2012 10:40:00 PM)

    love it.. really enjoyed reading this (Report) Reply

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