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(4 April 1928)

Phenomenal Woman

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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  • John Z (12/12/2007 7:10:00 AM)

    this peom is more than elegant
    both in pattern and in content
    It makes me think of the lady I adore
    no wonder it deserves the no.1 award

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  • Edward Celeste (12/6/2007 2:18:00 AM)

    Well written..
    In Tagalog...
    Ikaw ay Astig!

  • Kayla Corbitt (11/29/2007 3:35:00 PM)

    This poem is just like Lisa put it. It lets women and young girls understand that you dont have to be a size 2 or 3 just look beautiful. You can look beautiful black, white, yellow, or brown. Just be you.

  • Amanda Ngcobo (11/28/2007 4:48:00 AM)

    I love this poem. It makes me proud to be a woman. I live my life by what she tries to convey. I love her work.

  • Lisa Roberts (10/24/2007 8:26:00 PM)

    This poem deserves to be number one on the list. It makes women who are not 'perfect' feel important and know that they are just as beautiful as any other female even if they are of different race or dress size or beauty. to all the people who think that this poem should not be number one and that there are better poems out there, you are just upset that it is not one of your poems that is at the top of the list, no matter what you do there will always be someone better than you and someone worse than you, who know's you may be at the top of the list one day and evryone will be bagging you out because they are upset that it is not them at the top, you can't please everyone.

    This truely is a brilliant poem, keep up the great work Maya.

  • Elorm Dogbo (10/24/2007 2:17:00 PM)

    i once watched the late Tupac's flim with janet jackson and this poem was read in the film. i wonder if the poem was that of janet jackson or maya angelou

  • *Cutie on Duty* (Duhhx) (10/22/2007 6:02:00 PM)

    I really love this poem alot. It says alot about us as Black Woman and how we are to feel about ourselves. I like writing poems. I am only 15 years old and I memorized this whole poem to recite at my graduation.GREAT JOB MAYA ANGELOU! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • Rebecca Rowback (10/22/2007 9:18:00 AM)

    I'm a young woman and your one of my favorite poets because of this poem and many of your others, I love this poem, I absolutly love it

  • Tiffany Spivey (10/20/2007 8:56:00 PM)

    great poem... all women should feel uplifted when reading this

  • Artemis Paoutov (10/15/2007 4:57:00 AM)

    No long comments, , , I shall sum it up... Absolutely beautiful. Keep up the good work Maya

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