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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Comments about Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

  • Rookie inomusa Ndlovu (4/5/2012 10:45:00 PM)

    cant explain better, agree with u Marilyn (Report) Reply

    17 person liked.
    25 person did not like.
  • Rookie Marilyn Oliva (4/4/2012 11:02:00 AM)

    To those who see this as a poem with out meaning, to women who see it as just words or as #1 just because it is written about women, I feel sorry for your lack of inner self worth, your lack of art, your lack of seeing what it is. It's seeing that in EVERY woman, large, curvy, skinny, short, tall, flat, in EVERY woman, there IS beauty. Poetry throughout history does not flow with the standard forms of grammar, it flows with feeling and emotion. This is a poem a woman with self confidence, who doesn't need a man to give her self worth, can feel inside of herself. Just reading it, I feel pride in myself, showing my hips, the curve of my lips, swing of my waist, flash of my teeth, fire of my eyes. This poem is about WOMAN! It's number one because of the emotion it brings, not because of the way it flows to those who have no artistic soul. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danjosh Zeus (4/4/2012 3:31:00 AM)

    woman really has an innate x-factor that makes them deserving to be loved.and one's you love a woman,
    love her for what she is not for what she has... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 113 Points Pen Anthony (3/27/2012 4:39:00 AM)

    In this day and age to have a woman say that about herself......thats Phenomenal! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jeremy Dreher (3/21/2012 8:49:00 AM)

    I agree with Kathryn 100%. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kathryn Bickford (3/20/2012 9:35:00 PM)

    I feel as if the only reason this poem ranks #1 is because it supports women, who are well know for being self conscious. I do not feel this poem ranks #1 because of how well written it is. That's not right. I do think this is a good poem, but not good enough to rank #1. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Johnny Dodo (3/19/2012 12:07:00 AM)

    that's the kind of girl for me (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mon Jason (3/18/2012 6:59:00 PM)

    beautiful, i love it, it's so much more than words, yet words cant explain it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Briffa (3/13/2012 10:57:00 PM)

    Utterly an amazing poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ladawn Trice (3/13/2012 3:18:00 PM)

    this is a poem of beauty and finesse.... boosts the confidence, make your breast rise and walk w more confidence in your heels.... throw that wig, natural hair, or short style in the wind and stride... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Stard ickhead (3/12/2012 8:25:00 AM)

    I find this poem to bu stupid b/c it's a bunch of random jumbo. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Faris Arshad (3/8/2012 10:00:00 AM)

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    great poem guys

    can you please rate my poem?
    it is for my school project
    any comment will be good

    thank you
    this is the link

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    thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aman Sa (3/8/2012 7:46:00 AM)

    I take a bow...thats all I can say..this poem takes me in a dancing tune, melodious, strong yet so simple.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 211 Points Death Silence (3/7/2012 2:10:00 AM)

    wow what a it.superb wrote (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shannon Lodge (3/4/2012 7:57:00 PM)

    love this poem the first time i hear this was at my school play, that's what lead me here (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lizzie O'neill (3/3/2012 11:33:00 PM)

    I think this poem is a complete inspiration to all women, this is how every woman should feel. Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Miss Poesy (3/3/2012 5:17:00 PM)

    Wow, : D. i wanna dance to the beat of her words, and be a phenomenal woman too: D! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Zandile Nemukula (2/28/2012 7:32:00 AM)

    Uplifting and motivating.... Every woman needs these words for encouragement when facing challenges that life throws at us (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chante Keyter (2/27/2012 11:15:00 AM)

    That's really good, just reading it makes me feel confident, and that I'm a phenomenal woman... Great stuff! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maanvi . (2/25/2012 4:10:00 AM)

    Every time, I read this poem, I am awestruck by it's beauty.
    Every time. (Report) Reply

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