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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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Poems About Women
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- 2. Woman Work , Maya Angelou
- 3. Epistle Ii: To A Lady (Of The Characters.. , Alexander Pope
- 4. Countrywomen , Katherine Mansfield
- 5. Mary, Pity Women! , Rudyard Kipling
- 6. Women Washing Their Hair , Carl Sandburg
- 7. Women And Roses , Robert Browning
- 8. Women's Rights , Annie Louisa Walker
- 9. A Pretty Woman , Robert Browning
- 10. A Woman's Last Word , Robert Browning
- 11. A Light Woman , Robert Browning
- 12. Woman's Constancy , John Donne
- 13. On Woman , William Butler Yeats
- 14. A Spiritual Woman , David Herbert Lawrence
- 15. Any Woman , Katharine Tynan
- 16. Lines On Hearing It Declared That No Wom.. , Mary Darby Robinson
- 17. Give Me Women, Wine, And Snuff , John Keats
- 18. Ballad Of Women I Love , Eugene Field
- 19. There's Wisdom In Women , Rupert Brooke
- 20. Women's Suffrage , William Topaz McGonagall
- 21. Sonnet (Women Have Loved Before As I Lov.. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
- 22. To Women As Far As I'M Concerned , David Herbert Lawrence
- 23. Remembered Women , Carl Sandburg
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- 25. That Women Are But Men's Shadows , Ben Jonson
- 26. The Laughter Of Women , Lisel Mueller
- 27. No Fault In Women , Robert Herrick
- 28. The Truth Of Woman , Sir Walter Scott
- 29. Woman In Love , Rainer Maria Rilke
- 30. A Woman's Voice , George William Russell
- 31. The Triumph Of Woman , Robert Southey
- 32. Woman With A Past , Carl Sandburg
- 33. Glory Of Women , Siegfried Sassoon
- 34. Beautiful Women , Walt Whitman
- 35. Harp Song Of The Dane Women , Rudyard Kipling
- 36. A Form Of Women , Robert Creeley
- 37. A Letter From A Stupid Woman , Nizar Qabbani
- 38. Women , Louise Bogan
- 39. The Leaves Like Women Interchange , Emily Dickinson
- 40. The Old Women , Arthur Symons
- 41. The Rights Of Women—spoken By Miss Fonte.. , Robert Burns
- 42. The Pale Woman , Arthur Symons
- 43. The Song Of The Women , Rudyard Kipling
- 44. Old Woman , Carl Sandburg
- 45. Cigarettes And Whiskey And Wild, Wild Wo.. , Anne Sexton
- 46. Humming Bird Woman , Carl Sandburg
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- 48. Washerwoman , Carl Sandburg
- 49. Epitaph For A Romantic Woman , Louise Bogan
- 50. A Woman's Reason , Gelett Burgess
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