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

  • Mizushi Hikari (6/20/2009 6:27:00 AM)

    Inner beauty is more important than outer beauty. Inner beauty has many secrets, why it can make other people happy(more than happy in fact) even they just stay with the girls/women that have the inner beauty? -that's one of the secrets. It has a kind of pheromone that stronger than outer beauty(you can say materialistic beauty for example of outer beauty) . That's just my opinion though (Report) Reply

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  • Aayushi Maheshwari (6/18/2009 1:31:00 AM)

    it is one of the most beautiful poems I've ever read..! ! ~~~ :) (Report) Reply

  • Crystle Jones (6/17/2009 3:02:00 AM)

    wow. i cant say it any better then all these other people have. very amazing. ~ten thunbs up if i had that many~: D (Report) Reply

  • Gina Kadiv (6/9/2009 10:37:00 PM)

    I've decided to read this poem every morning, as it gives me confidence to go out into the world. (Report) Reply

  • James Cadden (6/9/2009 9:56:00 AM)

    This poem is uplifting and depicts wonderfully that substance and depth of inner beauty is the key to happiness beauty without substance is pleasure for the eyes of a fool a simple poem that celebrates real beauty! (Report) Reply

  • Funmi Anonymous (6/5/2009 8:05:00 AM)

    Whenever I feel down or want to feel good about myself I read this poem..my dream is to meet Maya in person if I did then all will be well with the world....wonderful poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona Queeny Gona (5/31/2009 12:37:00 AM)

    I thought this poem would be from a soul of women but to my surprise its the other way... it is out pourind the inner bueaty of women...........w o n d e r f u l l (Report) Reply

  • Nithin Pradeep (5/30/2009 11:37:00 PM)

    Frankly speaking, I feel the poem is just overrated (Report) Reply

  • . . (5/27/2009 5:05:00 PM)

    In her beautiful honesty she always brings me to tears. (Report) Reply

  • Kainwo Moses (5/25/2009 12:48:00 PM)

    This poem should be listed among the classics because it is the voice of the soul of womanhood. It gives insight to those who would hear this voice that damns the spirit of ignorance in man. Maya will remain a star even after she might have died physically... (Report) Reply

  • Neil Larkin (5/24/2009 11:51:00 PM)

    Not bad. I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Lynn Glover (5/24/2009 8:40:00 PM)

    Beautifully written, a wonderful description of a phenomenal woman. Also please read my 'An Ode to Nelly Bligh' too (Report) Reply

  • Ejaz Khan (5/19/2009 5:13:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, where you reveal and yet conceal. Tell us now, where does it hide? (Report) Reply

  • Julia Christodoulides (5/18/2009 11:44:00 AM)

    Um Maya Angelou is a woman not a man! (Report) Reply

  • Paul Colton (5/17/2009 9:21:00 PM)

    Nice poem. Cant believe a man wrote this. Wow. Well done. :) (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (5/9/2009 11:18:00 AM)

    This poem makes me really proud to be a woman! ! ! ! i love it more every time read it.I'll book mark it as a favorite. (Report) Reply

  • Riya Riska Riya Riska (4/30/2009 4:48:00 AM)

    Even I'm a woman,
    But, 'WOW'!
    I'm speechless..
    I nvr try 2 knw my own inner beauty..
    I'll check it out sooner!
    No wonder this poem become the best one.. (Report) Reply

  • nothing over (4/27/2009 5:47:00 PM)

    This a very well written poem about the strength of the soul....check out my poems as I have poems similar to these emotions (Report) Reply

  • nothing over (4/27/2009 5:47:00 PM)

    This a very well written poem about the strength of the soul....check out my poems as I have poems similar to these emotions (Report) Reply

  • Hanaya Sausan Kamil (4/27/2009 5:31:00 AM)

    wow...
    you are the bomb
    made me trembling
    a great poem. lovely. tough. deep
    its funny too
    complete (Report) Reply










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