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Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

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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  • M Mostaqul Haque (2/25/2014 1:37:00 AM)

    Phenomenal woman really is a nice piece of poetry where lies a granular of secrets in the maximum depth of destiny. To discover that the poet tried most and all poets have been trying consistently in the hips, lips, reefs of the time and everywhere in the arts. That’s an expected satisfaction, a hidden treasure, demanding continual quest in all age regular and phenomenal. Wishing the poet’s cheerful long life, M Mostaqul Haque, Bangladesh (Report) Reply

  • Nikolai Morskoi (2/1/2014 9:03:00 PM)

    I sometimes wonder if deep down Maya Angelou was secretly (or maybe susubconsciously?) insecure. And she wrote her poems with the intent to feel better about herself, perhaps she wanted to beautify herself through language? (Report) Reply

  • Bill Shirk (1/23/2014 2:09:00 PM)

    It seems to say that being a woman is about attracting men (maybe it is) . I have never seen her, but I would bet she is fairly unattractive physically in the conventional sense and that her viewpoint originates in feelings of inferiority; I think she misses the point of what being phenomenal is all about. I think she has been much over rated as a poet, riding the great coattails of feminism. (Report) Reply

  • Edna Wande (1/22/2014 7:05:00 AM)

    Dis is jst perfect, wat hv bin searching for, a perfect description for a real woman (Report) Reply

  • Ally Davies (1/10/2014 1:03:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou's poems are best appreciated when read out loud or performed. Always inspiring. (Report) Reply

  • Terri Lowe (1/5/2014 4:10:00 PM)

    Beautiful outlook. This is a poem to come back to on a day when someone or something has made you feel less than what you are! A phenomenal woman! (Report) Reply

  • Donna Nimmo (1/1/2014 7:05:00 AM)

    I loved this. All women are not ladies, but those who are carry themselves in a certain way. She carries her self with dignity and self assurance. And if she is beautiful maybe even head a little higher, but with dignity. Hugs, Donna (Report) Reply

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