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

  • (4/2/2010 1:42:00 AM)


    wow...i mean..seriously a big WOW! ! maya u r great! ! ! all women's woman! ! a true phenomenal Woman...THIS POEM had boost my confidence level! ! just love it (Report) Reply

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  • (4/2/2010 1:42:00 AM)


    wow...i mean..seriously a big WOW! ! maya u r great! ! ! all women's woman! ! a true phenomenal Woman...THIS POEM had boost my confidence level! ! just love it (Report) Reply

  • (4/1/2010 8:48:00 AM)


    I really like all of your poems and your book..God your great you're such an inspiration to me..thank you for sharing talent...may God bless you... (Report) Reply

  • (3/31/2010 1:20:00 AM)


    Very very good poem....I liked it... (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2010 10:31:00 AM)


    it's good, but misses the non-physical more effecting side of the secret, because now it's only shallow. (Report) Reply

  • (3/8/2010 6:49:00 PM)


    This is great! Wow! I really like this poem! (Report) Reply

  • (2/26/2010 6:46:00 PM)


    I kid you not I just read a poem by howard simon called 'Something Big' that is just as good as this my all time fav. poem. It is awesome. Maya will always be my #1 but... (Report) Reply

  • (2/21/2010 9:21:00 PM)


    this is stunning. i have read about you and i have to say that truly, you are a phenomenal woman. (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2010 6:22:00 AM)


    This poem is really a pleasure to read! ! Stunning (Report) Reply

  • (2/13/2010 6:00:00 PM)


    Certainly an excellent poem on women’s rights. A mind-blowing: take me for who I am and admire me …..write. It is not surprising that we have so many views on the poem. Enjoy the read.
    It is a poem worth reading in every forum where we celebrate Black History Month
    Thanx for sharing, Maya. And God Bless.
    **Please read my poem “Black History” and offer your comments. Greatly appreciated.
    Leonard Dabydeen
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  • (2/13/2010 3:41:00 AM)


    please check out my poems searching Govind Shaji and leave an advice where to improve and read my poems, please and iam a 12 year old kid (Report) Reply

  • (2/11/2010 9:26:00 PM)


    Just had to read this wonder poem again today
    sooooo glad I've got one! ! !
    kind regards
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  • (2/4/2010 9:47:00 AM)


    finally a poem about women. Very nice piece. Please check out my poem. Im new and would love some comments:

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/this-was-always-hard-for-me-to-say/
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  • (2/1/2010 11:16:00 AM)


    ohhh wow i say cause i'm a women of pride and i'm proud of you, i feel like standing up right now and embrace who i am, god.......... i love you keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2010 4:28:00 AM)


    amazing poem.. i really liked it.. and i believe that any woman call relate to that.. no matter what their situation is.. your an inspiration to many x (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2010 10:59:00 PM)


    Men want to marry this type of woman - and if they don't? Then I would question the authenticity of their relationship with their masculinity. (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2010 7:34:00 PM)


    This is a really uplifting poem for women with esteem issues. (Report) Reply

  • (1/17/2010 2:51:00 AM)


    I'm in awe of the phenomenal - really well fashioned and amusing.

    David M
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  • (1/12/2010 11:26:00 PM)


    I like it.: D Although I don't quite agree with the sentiment that men 'fall to their knees' (it makes them sound pathetic) I can relate. Sometimes, the way you hold yourself gives off a powerful impression. Those who think this poem is for fat ppl, you are very wrong. Maybe Angelou did mean it for 'fat' ppl. But I'm a size 0 and this poem made my day. I'll remember next time when I enter a room to hold myself up high like I believe in myself. Love how she uses phenomenal instead of 'sexy' and such. (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2010 7:36:00 PM)


    To me, it's not about rhyme, or rhythm, or even men and women. It's about attitude. Sometimes you should just read it, and not analyze it. ; 0) (Report) Reply



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