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

  • (8/4/2015 12:01:00 PM)

    how beautiful, amazing lines! (Report) Reply

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  • Angel Dzidula-komla (7/29/2015 4:19:00 PM)

    the poem is really phenomenal and i enjoyed every bit of it (Report) Reply

  • Mo Masedi (7/18/2015 9:50:00 AM)

    The Poem and Poet are simply Phenomenal. You can't but fall in love Ms. Angelou's poetics. (Report) Reply

    Ghina Albiek Ghina Albiek (7/26/2015 6:55:00 PM)

    I totally agree!

  • Briony Nicholls (7/9/2015 6:33:00 AM)

    Why do feminist poems that exalt women make me want to cringe? I can't say I liked this poem. The discomfort of pedestals is what strongly comes to mind here. (Report) Reply

    Briony Nicholls Briony Nicholls (8/12/2015 9:56:00 AM)

    I've re-read this poem and honestly, it still repels me. Perhaps if the poet was exalting another woman, it might feel less narcissistic, self-absorbed and egotistical. I mean who really goes around singing their praises to the world like this poem tries to do?

    Stephen W (7/22/2015 6:15:00 PM)

    Disgusting remark by Mo Masedi.

    Mo Masedi Mo Masedi (7/18/2015 9:54:00 AM)

    Something could be wrong with you Briony and you may want to fix it to enjoy Ms. Angelou and other Feminists' poetry.

  • (7/6/2015 6:32:00 PM)

    Test (Report) Reply

  • (6/29/2015 4:27:00 PM)

    This is beautiful and holds a powerful message. If anyone has time please read and review a poem of mine! (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2015 6:41:00 AM)

    This poem made me barf rainbows in my pants, it was awesome (Report) Reply

    Scar Belly (7/29/2015 6:29:00 AM)

    Wow! What a remarkable comment. I'm not quite sure what it means, but it is remarkable nonetheless. It mmade me laugh. I mean, Really Laugh, which is something I haven't done in a long time. Thank you.

    Scar Belly (7/29/2015 4:15:00 AM)

    Wow! What a remarkable comment. I'm not quite sure what it means, but it's remarkable nonetheless. It It made me laugh. I mean, truly laugh, which is something I haven't done in a long time. Thank you.

  • Kerrie Smith (6/22/2015 10:24:00 AM)

    I absolutely loved this poem (Report) Reply

  • Thabani Khumalo (6/16/2015 8:44:00 AM)

    I have a vision to write like this, only if god would bless me enough to. (Report) Reply

  • Martabels Oirotsuc (6/15/2015 11:58:00 PM)

    one of the best poems i have read so far! it makes me proud. (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2015 3:28:00 AM)

    Reading down more depth I become with her (Report) Reply

  • (6/11/2015 11:10:00 PM)

    Beautifully put (Report) Reply

  • Gaurangi Sharma (6/11/2015 7:21:00 AM)

    it just had to be perfect. phenomenal woman. (Report) Reply

  • Phanice Wamukota (6/7/2015 4:45:00 AM)

    It just had to be Maya. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (6/6/2015 4:36:00 PM)

    My favorite poem of all times! I haven't been that much inspired by a poem in my entire life. It is what I start my day with, it is my mantra. And I love going to sleep while listening to Maya's soothing and comforting voice while reading this phenomenal piece of art. (Report) Reply

  • (6/6/2015 1:12:00 PM)

    Phenomenally phenomenal. Wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Ekta Sharma (6/2/2015 8:55:00 PM)

    Really nice... i can feel the picture of a fully matured lady and a true beauty... (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2015 11:59:00 PM)

    it actually made me feel the woman behind those lyrics.... That proud brunette lady.... Love it. (Report) Reply

  • (5/29/2015 12:48:00 PM)

    every woman who feels & thinks that she is an integral part of this earth and proud of that feeling, is capable of experiencing that she is a phenomenal woman! (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2015 1:07:00 PM)

    Its phenomenally phenomall (Report) Reply

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