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

  • (11/23/2016 10:24:00 PM)


    My fav...I love it... (Report) Reply

    6 person liked.
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  • Prem Katoch (11/23/2016 10:07:00 PM)

    Phenomenal Woman
    Alerts the man so realistically....peek into the psyche of man.Very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Prem Katoch (11/23/2016 10:05:00 PM)

    Phenomenal Woman
    Down to earth and touches the heart of man realistically. Just sit and think. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/21/2016 12:46:00 AM)


    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... the inner mystery of a woman like good character, kindness and open heart has been so nicely and brilliantly presented. A marvellous poem shared.
    (Report) Reply

  • Leen Akel Mnsr (11/18/2016 5:33:00 AM)


    i really enjoyed reading this i want to write like this someday (Report) Reply

  • Leen Akel Mnsr (11/18/2016 5:32:00 AM)


    i really enjoyed reading this (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/3/2016 3:49:00 AM)


    confidence gushing out incessantly from Maya's heart....excellent-10 (Report) Reply

  • Bisy Untan (11/1/2016 3:33:00 AM)


    The proud recognition of the identity! (Report) Reply

  • (10/26/2016 11:09:00 AM)


    I love this poem, a true phenomenal woman (Report) Reply

  • Neptune Barman (10/22/2016 9:58:00 PM)


    The woman is described inn the poem its personification.The poem explains the women`s life in few words.Great thinking. (Report) Reply

  • (10/16/2016 1:27:00 AM)

    Some more:
    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

  • (10/10/2016 4:58:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • (10/9/2016 5:24:00 PM)


    Excellent poem. Loved it (Report) Reply

  • (10/3/2016 3:00:00 PM)


    Phenomenal (Report) Reply

  • (9/27/2016 8:10:00 AM)


    I love the confidence of this poet (Report) Reply

  • (9/26/2016 5:13:00 AM)


    After watching the documentary, And Still I Rise, it was easy to see how phenomenal she was. Although she is no longer with us, her spirit will be forever present. (Report) Reply

  • (9/16/2016 11:14:00 AM)


    I am glad I found Maya Angelou here..Such a brilliant expression.Loved it Phenomenal poem (Report) Reply

  • (9/9/2016 6:04:00 AM)


    My inner mystery.
    When I try to show them
    (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/9/2016 12:25:00 AM)


    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

    Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That's me.

    A reader discovers great sense of pride in her words for being a woman- - and beauty lies not in appearance, but in character, character built up so that she raises aloft her head high.
    Highly appreciable poem by Maya.
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  • (9/8/2016 8:08:00 PM)


    This poem really emphasizes her self-confidence (Report) Reply



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