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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  • Rookie Vinod Cv (4/19/2014 10:35:00 AM)

    Great work. Phenomenally good. Wonderful style. Also read http: //fondmelody.blogspot.in/ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 65 Points Tawfeeq Hasan Khan (4/16/2014 11:05:00 AM)

    I am just of 14 now and quite inexperienced and have just stepped into the vast ocean of poetry.I would like to request you to comment on my poems to let me know the real depth of that ocean of poetry.Thank you, may the dusk in your life be lit by fireflies and you get the similar light as that you get in dawn... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Sujith Kumar (4/16/2014 8:39:00 AM)

    as i went through ur poem i was totally imersed in reading awsome lines.......really superb (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,713 Points Lyn Paul (4/12/2014 8:29:00 AM)

    Excellent title and amazing write from Maya. Letting women stand tall. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jagruti Mohapatra (3/26/2014 8:49:00 AM)

    It's one of my favorite poems. Every time I read it my self-esteem is boosted and I feel proud to be a woman. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie iain Robb (3/16/2014 7:04:00 AM)

    Dismal. But at least, unlike Sharon Olds, say, it's at least entertainingly bad. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hannah Blockley (3/15/2014 3:54:00 PM)

    Makes me want to cry because it is just so beautiful, how does one write those wonderful words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Sayema Hashimi (3/13/2014 2:13:00 AM)

    Nice poem very beautiful i am new to poetry take a minute and leave your thoughts in the comments also if I had any mistakes correct it in the comments thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jaya Jaspal (3/8/2014 4:45:00 PM)

    This is so moving, very powerful. Check out some of my poems...kinda new here, ya see :) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Celine Warren (3/3/2014 9:55:00 PM)

    I love the direction Maya Angelou takes in writing. It seems as if she never wrote for publishing or any type of glory. All of the poems I've read from her, point towards the concerns of fairness, equality, and strength in the people who share her same beliefs. Though looking back on her poetry, it helps change our perspectives and inspires a few of us. We should realize the freedom she consistently fought for was never fully granted. Maya Angelou simply points out the effects a biased person has on society. If we look at our society, our cultures today. We can see that the same problem she wrote about continues in a persons desire for authority, ignorant peoples who look at themselves before their siblings, in cultures where women are told to cover their considerable sexual features- because not all cultural ethics teach us to have self control over our impulsive actions, and we see these problems arise because a single person makes a conscience decision to ignore a simple direction of obedience from their God and/or pre-taught morals. Maya Angelou is an inspiring writer, and her poetry will have a positive effect on our society until the day, this world may find itself at peace. (Report) Reply

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