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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,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Comments about Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

  • Rookie - 68 Points Akteruzzaman Chowdhury (10/16/2016 1:27:00 AM)

    Its in the ink of my pen,
    Its in the string of my violin,
    Its in the paint and brush,
    Its in the scalpel in my hand,
    Its in the baby in the womb,
    Its in the gentle care,
    Its in the neurons in the brain,
    A woman can be phenomenal in many ways. (Report) Reply

    3 person liked.
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  • Rookie - 0 Points Olushola Lawrence (10/10/2016 4:58:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Surbhi Gupta (10/9/2016 5:24:00 PM)

    Excellent poem. Loved it (Report) Reply

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Poems About Woman

  1. 1. Phenomenal Woman , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. Woman Work , Maya Angelou
  3. 3. The Crazy Woman , Gwendolyn Brooks
  4. 4. A Pretty Woman , Robert Browning
  5. 5. A Woman Waits For Me , Walt Whitman
  6. 6. The Dead Woman , Pablo Neruda
  7. 7. I Knew A Woman , Theodore Roethke
  8. 8. I, Being Born A Woman And Distressed , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  9. 9. My First Affair With That Older Woman , Charles Bukowski
  10. 10. A Woman To Her Lover , Christina Walsh
  11. 11. Old Woman Of The Roads , Padraic Colum
  12. 12. A Light Woman , Robert Browning
  13. 13. A High-Toned Old Christian Woman , Wallace Stevens
  14. 14. The Woman In The Ordinary , Marge Piercy
  15. 15. When A Woman Loves A Man , David Lehman
  16. 16. The Truth Of Woman , Sir Walter Scott
  17. 17. What Almost Every Woman Knows Sooner Or .. , Ogden Nash
  18. 18. Perfect Woman , William Wordsworth
  19. 19. On Being A Woman , Dorothy Parker
  20. 20. A Strong Woman Vs. A Woman Of Strength , Luke Easter
  21. 21. A Woman Waking , Philip Levine
  22. 22. The Woman At The Washington Zoo , Randall Jarrell
  23. 23. A Woman Needs , hazem al jaber
  24. 24. Honor To Woman , Friedrich Schiller
  25. 25. Woman In Love , Rainer Maria Rilke
  26. 26. To A Poor Old Woman , William Carlos Williams
  27. 27. On Woman , William Butler Yeats
  28. 28. The Gardener Lix: O Woman , Rabindranath Tagore
  29. 29. Old Woman , Jimmy Santiago Baca
  30. 30. Any Woman , Katharine Tynan
  31. 31. A Woman Young And Old , William Butler Yeats
  32. 32. Primeval My Love For The Woman I Love , Walt Whitman
  33. 33. ! Old Woman , Michael Shepherd
  34. 34. To A Childless Woman , Siegfried Sassoon
  35. 35. A Woman , Konjit Berhane
  36. 36. The Forum Of Woman , Friedrich Schiller
  37. 37. The Singing-Woman From The Wood's Edge , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  38. 38. I Am Now Your Woman , Pia Andersson
  39. 39. Of A Woman, Dead Young , Dorothy Parker
  40. 40. Woman , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  41. 41. A Spiritual Woman , David Herbert Lawrence
  42. 42. The Complaint Of A Forsaken Indian Woman , William Wordsworth
  43. 43. A Woman Homer Sung , William Butler Yeats
  44. 44. Woman And War , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  45. 45. Old Woman , Carl Sandburg
  46. 46. The Woman And The Wife , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  47. 47. Depth Of A Woman , Courtney Kane
  48. 48. Epitaph For A Romantic Woman , Louise Bogan
  49. 49. The High-Toned Old Christian Woman , Wallace Stevens
  50. 50. Barfly: Woman In A Bar , C.J. Heck
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