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

  • (6/2/2016 10:31:00 AM)

    Very well written (Report) Reply

    4 person liked.
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  • (6/2/2016 10:30:00 AM)

    Very well written (Report) Reply

  • (6/2/2016 7:21:00 AM)

    A very inspirational poem.Than you, Maya. (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2016 2:11:00 PM)

    I love this poem she was a lady who spoke it with the honest and humble truth (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2016 7:06:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • James Corro (5/26/2016 7:10:00 PM)

    It gives power to women. (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2016 12:15:00 PM)

    An indepth description of the inner beauty of a all about in this unique book full of poems...You are Beautiful O'Woman: 7 virtues of a woman...check it on amazon... (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2016 12:13:00 PM)

    A great and unique in depth description on inner beauty of women with poems that bring out her 7 virtues...You are Beautiful O'Woman: 7 virtues of a it out (Report) Reply

  • Soul Watcher (5/24/2016 5:48:00 AM)

    My favorite poem, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (5/21/2016 5:11:00 PM)

    Excelle, soLoveit, loveit. (Report) Reply

  • Jemima Rivas (5/20/2016 2:12:00 PM)

    I LOVE this poem I'm a woman
    Phenomenal woman,
    That's me.
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  • (5/19/2016 11:03:00 PM)

    RADICAL AND AMAZING. WITHOUT ANY extraordinary words...extraordinary message delivered. (Report) Reply

  • (5/18/2016 8:23:00 PM)

    Lovely! (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2016 12:55:00 PM)

    Very outstanding. Very natural. (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2016 11:22:00 PM)

    Take a bow Maya Angelou. Brilliant craftsmanship. (Report) Reply

  • Akshaya Kumar Das (4/22/2016 10:41:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem indeed😃 (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2016 10:13:00 AM)

    boss woman boss poem (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (4/12/2016 7:31:00 AM)

    I am a woman
    A phenomenally
    Phenomenal woman
    That is me'- - - - - That is Maya Angelou- - -A great sense of pride in her words for being a woman- - A beautiful woman where beauty lies not in appearance, but in character- - - - a character built up on foundation of grit and determination where she holds her head high, a spirit not to be mowed down under oppression.
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  • Abhinav Ashish (4/7/2016 2:37:00 AM)

    Best poem ever i read good and thanks for inspiration (Report) Reply

  • (4/6/2016 9:53:00 AM)

    I can't say I was impressed by the Caged Bird poem but This is a poem on a much higher plane. Here she doesn't need images. Her terrific personality shines through every line and there is an engaging simplicity of style.
    She was a proud, sexy, and dignified woman and this poem has great force and oozes personality. We all have our likes and dislikes. This one I love. Can we give more than a ten? No? What a shame!
    Tom billsborough
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    Tom Billsborough (4/29/2016 1:15:00 PM)

    Dear Vanessa,
    I understand your point. Phenomenal Woman was written in Maya's maturity and is a wonderfully uplifting poem and an incredible anthem for all women to be confident in themselves. It is a great message. I think my problem was that I read this first and when I came to Cage Bird I was a bit disappointed. Clearly it expresses Maya in her youth and the difficulties she encountered and it is well written. It was the image which gave me reservations. In a sense she is too good a poet to rely too much on the image. Her direct style in Phenomenal Women shows how much power she can generate with plain speaking as she found her mature voice. I've had a few dislikes on Caged bird but I can understand that but I do appreciate she was a very great poet.
    Tom Billsborough

    Vanessa Franco (4/29/2016 12:39:00 PM)

    I rally liked both poems. Both shows that Maya Angelou knew where she was in the world at the time she wrote these poems. I found each different but beautiful, and I have to agree with you. This poem was spectacular and deserved a 10+! !

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