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 of this poem: beautiful

# 1 poem on top 500 Poems

User Rating:
8.4 / 10 ( 2,839 votes )


Comments about this poem (Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou )

  • Rookie - 144 Points Madhumitha Murali (11/2/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    Really engaging, wonderful flow. (Report) Reply

    13 person liked.
    5 person did not like.
  • 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

  • Freshman - 984 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 - 24,818 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,912 Points Abekah Emmanuel (8/23/2014 7:04:00 PM)

    what a phenomenal write! beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Joel Duncan (8/15/2014 5:23:00 PM)

    I don't wonder where your secret lies, it's all in this poem. I LOVE IT! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,087 Points Mohammad Skati (8/15/2014 12:04:00 PM)

    It's a lovely poem as a whole. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Sam H (8/11/2014 6:53:00 AM)

    reads well and empowering (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Katherine Shaw (8/4/2014 10:20:00 AM)

    Wow... Pretty sexy stuff. All these women today with fake hair, orange tans and fake lashes...WHY? Why can't they be happy in their own skin? : ( (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 48 Points Anna Garland (7/20/2014 2:25:00 PM)

    This is a nice poem but how did it get to #1? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 314 Points Ruth Walters (7/20/2014 6:20:00 AM)

    Wow! ..................................................................................................what a woman! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,243 Points Primrose Tee (7/2/2014 12:40:00 PM)

    Phenomenal woman, thats you.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samaa Ahmed (6/30/2014 7:42:00 AM)

    powerfull msg lies inside these amazing words.. combined with strangly inner confidence (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Benjuzzy Okpuzor (6/18/2014 12:12:00 PM)

    What a good poem this is, I love the lines (Report) Reply



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