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

  • Richard Lexus (4/10/2007 5:36:00 AM)

    even larger women stink of arrogance it seems these days. (Report) Reply

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  • Duncan Wyllie (4/9/2007 12:11:00 PM)

    And I say, a job very well composed Maya, what a lovely piece, giving strength for many women I'm sure
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Toi Fields (4/3/2007 9:34:00 PM)

    This poem helps me to be proud of who I am regardless of what other think. This is my favorite poem for good reason. It gives me strength. (Report) Reply

  • Kaleigh Costello (3/27/2007 8:37:00 PM)

    Ms. Angelou, I cannot tell you how much your poetry has affected my life. You were one of the first poets I was introduced to during middle school. Your poetry gives me strength and helps me understand life from other people's perspectives. As far as that Anne Bradstreet goes, don't listen to her. And how dare she call you a mockery! That is a disgrace and it shows her utter lack of intelligence and curtousy. :) I went to see you when you were at Evergreen State College in Washington. You were amazing and I was able to talk to you. Thank you.
    ~Kaleigh (Report) Reply

  • Anne Bradstreet (3/21/2007 12:16:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou, is this a joke? Angelou is a mockery, have you read any of my poems? They make her work look like child's play! I mean really have you read any of my work! I'm flipping Anne Bradstreet! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Amy Campbell (3/15/2007 3:37:00 PM)

    After searching for me for many years, I can truly say I have found parts of me in
    this poem by Ms. Angelou. I am a survivor of 30 years of physical and mental
    abuse. Ms. Angelou helped me to find the words to find me. God Bless her. (Report) Reply

  • Nimal Dunuhinga (3/8/2007 10:23:00 AM)

    Marvelous! Where is that ideal woman? (Report) Reply

  • Charlotte Crouch (3/5/2007 7:27:00 AM)

    i love this poem very well thought and set out and it's true about women it pains a true picture (Report) Reply

  • Aleigha Pratt (2/19/2007 8:16:00 AM)

    maya expresses her thoughts and really the truth about women wonderfullyand beautifully (Report) Reply

  • L0$t 0n3 L0$t 0n3 (1/24/2007 4:35:00 PM)

    i agree! Brilliant, soulful, amazing...bravo! i believe this poem is far beyond mediocre... (Report) Reply

  • Yvonne Rautenbach (1/22/2007 10:44:00 AM)

    I agree with the sentiments but in my opinion its a fairly mediocre poem in terms of its use of language. (Report) Reply

  • Kelsey Wills (1/19/2007 2:49:00 PM)

    A poem for every women. ^-^ Brilliant. (Report) Reply

  • Henz Timber (1/19/2007 10:55:00 AM)

    this poem is too can set a womans broken heart on firee... (Report) Reply

  • Jim Contreras (1/6/2007 3:18:00 PM)

    This is an absolutely amazing poem (Report) Reply

  • Diowayne Dacayan (1/5/2007 3:31:00 AM)

    This poem really deserves a standing ovation. My wife really loves this poem and this one really fits her. Great job! ! ! Thank you for the magic of words. (Report) Reply

  • Clarence A. Graham, Jr. (1/4/2007 7:14:00 PM)

    Wow, Maya, you have, truely, described a perfect woman. I bow to your poetic ability. With Divine Love, Clarence. (Report) Reply

  • Silvia Thomas (12/31/2006 7:18:00 AM)

    It's very catchy, like a tune, a song.

    It expresses all the wonderful qualities of being a woman, of being young, carefree, a woman. We don't need men to make us a woman. We dont need to be married to become a woman.

    because we already are


    Lovely poem (Report) Reply

  • Ofelia Sanchez (11/29/2006 4:29:00 PM)

    This is my favorite poem and for a good reason. This poems tells all women that it doesn't matter how you look or act or what people think of you as long as you carry yourself with pride and love yourself for who you are, you are perfect. (Report) Reply

  • Jasmie Moralez (11/28/2006 4:12:00 PM)

    This poem describes alot in me, because every women is great and they should look back on this poem that its not the way you look or the way you act but the way you carry yourself. (Report) Reply

  • Antonia Anthony (11/23/2006 11:49:00 AM)

    'Phenomenal' Poem by a 'Phenomenal' Woman.... for we are Every Woman and Every Woman is in us... This is what i love about Maya Angelou, her poems always have a way of reminding me why the caged bird sings. (Report) Reply

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