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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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  • Marcia Mfumo (4/23/2007 11:14:00 PM)

    ...thanks to you Maya, for this wonderful piece. More than the words can say, any woman should feel great and proud after read and understand this poem. Congrats and keep up the good work. I love it!

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  • Steve Mcdonald (4/20/2007 10:59:00 PM)

    Verse for people who don't like poetry, or know what it is. Below Hallmark level.

  • Tim Buchanan (4/19/2007 4:48:00 PM)

    I hear the voice still and the arms that move, the body that sways, the pride and confidence that bubbles, all the most fantastic one woman show I have had the honor to behold, that poem captures that again and again for me.

  • Ron Agon (4/13/2007 5:48:00 AM)

    Meh. Doesn't do much for me, although if it's trying to be defiant of conformity, that's quite all right with me.

  • Pearle Pruitt (4/12/2007 9:37:00 AM)

    [Richard Lexus (4/10/2007 5: 36: 00 AM)
    even larger women stink of arrogance it seems these days.]

    As do small men...

  • Richard Lexus (4/10/2007 5:36:00 AM)

    even larger women stink of arrogance it seems these days.

  • Duncan Wyllie (4/9/2007 12:11:00 PM)

    And I say, a job very well composed Maya, what a lovely piece, giving strength for many women I'm sure
    Love duncan X

  • Toi Fields (4/3/2007 9:34:00 PM)

    This poem helps me to be proud of who I am regardless of what other think. This is my favorite poem for good reason. It gives me strength.

  • Kaleigh Costello (3/27/2007 8:37:00 PM)

    Ms. Angelou, I cannot tell you how much your poetry has affected my life. You were one of the first poets I was introduced to during middle school. Your poetry gives me strength and helps me understand life from other people's perspectives. As far as that Anne Bradstreet goes, don't listen to her. And how dare she call you a mockery! That is a disgrace and it shows her utter lack of intelligence and curtousy. :) I went to see you when you were at Evergreen State College in Washington. You were amazing and I was able to talk to you. Thank you.
    ~Kaleigh

  • Anne Bradstreet (3/21/2007 12:16:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou, is this a joke? Angelou is a mockery, have you read any of my poems? They make her work look like child's play! I mean really have you read any of my work! I'm flipping Anne Bradstreet! ! ! !

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