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

  • (4/22/2016 11:22:00 PM)

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

    15 person liked.
    9 person did not like.
  • 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.
    (Report) Reply

  • 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+! !

  • Jane Urhobocha (4/6/2016 1:14:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem indeed from the unforgetable Maya Angelou (Report) Reply

  • (3/27/2016 9:44:00 AM)

    The feminine is a mystery
    Don't believe me, ask history
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  • (3/24/2016 7:39:00 PM)

    I am deeply moved by this poem. This poem constantly reminds me of my extraordinary relationship with Smt Hemangi S. Pradhan, my dearest wife of many lifetimes. Every woman is unique in herself. My wife is absolutely phenomenal. I love you Hemangi, on this day, as I have loved never before. (Report) Reply

  • V.m.thilagavathy Munuswamy (3/23/2016 11:56:00 PM)

    Well expressed the beauty of a women. (Report) Reply

  • Korir Issa (3/20/2016 5:02:00 PM)

    I always and will always love reading her masterpieces (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2016 7:17:00 PM)

    Perfect (Report) Reply

  • (3/15/2016 7:22:00 AM)

    Phenomenally, phenomenal woman... Such a beautiful n awesome poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Emebet Mesfin (3/14/2016 2:49:00 AM)

    Every line is so wonderful. It makes me feel my femininity. Thank you, Maya Angelou. You left the best of you for all women of the world. (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2016 7:17:00 PM)

    I Love It...That's Me... (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2016 2:52:00 PM)

    S (Report) Reply

  • Priya Yanambaka (3/13/2016 11:01:00 AM)

    Amazingly beautiful Maya.. Thank you for writing! (Report) Reply

  • (3/11/2016 9:56:00 AM)

    this poem here is breadth taking n motivates me I love it (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (3/5/2016 1:11:00 PM)

    this is the million time I read this human masterpiece. It is so wonderful. it is so sweet. you are really a phoneminal creature Maya. (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2016 8:04:00 AM)

    Wow, Maya. This is just wonderful. We should have more poems like this or better. (Report) Reply

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