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 - 226 Points Samuel Dickerson (12/16/2014 8:46:00 AM)

    This poem is all about confidence and is what I like about poetry. Especially now when women try so hard to live up to society's expectation.
    Its a timeless poem that is still relevant today. (Report) Reply

    26 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Rookie - 30 Points Tarlochan Lochi (12/14/2014 6:43:00 AM)

    this is lke a writting of.shakespeare that is only one poem written by a female writer who can write it her understaning of a woman is matchless. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 553 Points Abegail Kyla Bilan (12/10/2014 5:59:00 AM)

    Yes, a remarkable woman. Chin up! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,942 Points Rajnish Manga (11/23/2014 11:20:00 AM)

    Yes, the real qualities of a phenomenal woman have a universal appeal. This is a wonderful poem which should give a clarion call to the world which still treats women as a second class citizen vis-a-vis their male counterparts. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,185 Points Edgar Stevens (11/13/2014 3:48:00 AM)

    This poem is just awesome (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 23 Points Mike Hammer (11/25/2014 7:31:00 AM)


    Rookie - 2 Points Aysegul Avcu (11/17/2014 2:20:00 AM)

    I agree

  • Rookie - 101 Points Ali Baba (11/8/2014 8:24:00 AM)

    İ like this poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 101 Points Ali Baba (11/8/2014 3:59:00 AM)

    Yorum Deneme (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,372 Points Tajudeen Shah (11/5/2014 10:44:00 AM)

    Well, every detail of a real woman is contemplated deeply and revealed at its deserving gravity and truth. It is not a woman in dimension different, a woman as woman has always been, but often failed to understand by both men and women alike! . yes, a phenomenal version of her by Maya's angelic pen. God bless her in the after, amen. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 275 Points A K Das Mridul (11/3/2014 12:15:00 PM)

    Awesome poem. I like it. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 101 Points Ali Baba (11/8/2014 8:13:00 AM)


    Rookie - 23 Points Mike Hammer (11/4/2014 7:40:00 AM)


    Rookie - 23 Points Mike Hammer (11/4/2014 7:39:00 AM)

    yeah dude

  • Rookie - 441 Points Gexg Lalnuna (11/2/2014 2:45:00 PM)

    Such a beautiful poem....loved them (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 154 Points Madhumitha Murali (11/2/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    Really engaging, wonderful flow. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Lato Denilson (10/24/2014 3:23:00 PM)

    Maya always the best! (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 23 Points Mike Hammer (11/4/2014 7:38:00 AM)

    i agree

  • Freshman - 686 Points Rajesh.c Bose (10/17/2014 1:10:00 AM)

    pls go through my poems if have time maya... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 686 Points Rajesh.c Bose (10/17/2014 1:08:00 AM)

    wonderful creation maya.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Surendra Jakhar (9/23/2014 2:20:00 AM)

    this is what i call a poem...hats off (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,111 Points Oduro Bright Amoh (9/20/2014 7:43:00 AM)

    A phenomenal poem from a phenomenal woman (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 34 Points Britton Thompson (9/14/2014 9:48:00 PM)

    It makes sence unlike some poems that sound like a riddle (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 46 Points Douglas Richmond (9/13/2014 4:04:00 PM)

    Jeez, this is the best poem ever? It's just about a woman being really full of herself, and didn't find the descriptions very emotive or interesting either, just repetitive. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,415 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/4/2014 4:56:00 AM)

    I really liked, enjoyed the beautiful poem and the subject in particular and its word power and peculiarities of the great poet who is no more. It is beautiful to hear, happy to learn, and understand and I think this is wonderful with so much imaginations and facts as well.The poem is a truth of woman character in particular and it is having such a universal importance and poetic importance that I think with best of emotions to have an opportunity to read it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,154 Points Richard Provencher (8/26/2014 9:48:00 AM)

    I really liked the way the words swished about, proudly, exquisitely, and seeking out every corner of life. An interesting journey indeed. (Report) Reply

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