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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

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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. Old Woman Of The Roads , Padraic Colum
  10. 10. My First Affair With That Older Woman , Charles Bukowski
  11. 11. A High-Toned Old Christian Woman , Wallace Stevens
  12. 12. A Woman To Her Lover , Christina Walsh
  13. 13. A Light Woman , Robert Browning
  14. 14. The Truth Of Woman , Sir Walter Scott
  15. 15. The Woman In The Ordinary , Marge Piercy
  16. 16. What Almost Every Woman Knows Sooner Or .. , Ogden Nash
  17. 17. When A Woman Loves A Man , David Lehman
  18. 18. On Being A Woman , Dorothy Parker
  19. 19. Woman In Love , Rainer Maria Rilke
  20. 20. To A Poor Old Woman , William Carlos Williams
  21. 21. Perfect Woman , William Wordsworth
  22. 22. A Strong Woman Vs. A Woman Of Strength , Luke Easter
  23. 23. The Woman At The Washington Zoo , Randall Jarrell
  24. 24. A Woman Needs , hazem al jaber
  25. 25. Honor To Woman , Friedrich Schiller
  26. 26. A Woman Young And Old , William Butler Yeats
  27. 27. The Gardener Lix: O Woman , Rabindranath Tagore
  28. 28. A Woman Waking , Philip Levine
  29. 29. Old Woman , Jimmy Santiago Baca
  30. 30. Any Woman , Katharine Tynan
  31. 31. Of A Woman, Dead Young , Dorothy Parker
  32. 32. On Woman , William Butler Yeats
  33. 33. Primeval My Love For The Woman I Love , Walt Whitman
  34. 34. ! Old Woman , Michael Shepherd
  35. 35. A Woman , Konjit Berhane
  36. 36. The Forum Of Woman , Friedrich Schiller
  37. 37. I Am Now Your Woman , Pia Andersson
  38. 38. Woman , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  39. 39. A Spiritual Woman , David Herbert Lawrence
  40. 40. The Complaint Of A Forsaken Indian Woman , William Wordsworth
  41. 41. A Woman Homer Sung , William Butler Yeats
  42. 42. To A Childless Woman , Siegfried Sassoon
  43. 43. The Singing-Woman From The Wood's Edge , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  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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