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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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  • Rookie - 175 Points Vizard Dhawan (2/27/2014 8:12:00 PM)

    I don't think Maya is so much thinking
    color here as much as womanhood. I
    love her style, rhythm, rhyme and
    especially the sassiness of this one. We
    are all phenomenal women, and it's
    when we realize it and wear it
    everyone else will know it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 6 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

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