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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.

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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 Woman Waits For Me , Walt Whitman
  5. 5. The Dead Woman , Pablo Neruda
  6. 6. A Pretty Woman , Robert Browning
  7. 7. I Knew A Woman , Theodore Roethke
  8. 8. Old Woman Of The Roads , Padraic Colum
  9. 9. I, Being Born A Woman And Distressed , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  10. 10. A High-Toned Old Christian Woman , Wallace Stevens
  11. 11. My First Affair With That Older Woman , Charles Bukowski
  12. 12. A Light Woman , Robert Browning
  13. 13. What Almost Every Woman Knows Sooner Or .. , Ogden Nash
  14. 14. The Woman In The Ordinary , Marge Piercy
  15. 15. The Truth Of Woman , Sir Walter Scott
  16. 16. A Woman To Her Lover , Christina Walsh
  17. 17. Perfect Woman , William Wordsworth
  18. 18. A Strong Woman Vs. A Woman Of Strength , Luke Easter
  19. 19. Woman In Love , Rainer Maria Rilke
  20. 20. On Being A Woman , Dorothy Parker
  21. 21. When A Woman Loves A Man , David Lehman
  22. 22. Honor To Woman , Friedrich Schiller
  23. 23. A Woman Needs , hazem al jaber
  24. 24. To A Poor Old Woman , William Carlos Williams
  25. 25. A Woman Waking , Philip Levine
  26. 26. A Woman Young And Old , William Butler Yeats
  27. 27. Old Woman , Jimmy Santiago Baca
  28. 28. The Gardener Lix: O Woman , Rabindranath Tagore
  29. 29. On Woman , William Butler Yeats
  30. 30. Primeval My Love For The Woman I Love , Walt Whitman
  31. 31. Any Woman , Katharine Tynan
  32. 32. The Woman At The Washington Zoo , Randall Jarrell
  33. 33. Of A Woman, Dead Young , Dorothy Parker
  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. A Spiritual Woman , David Herbert Lawrence
  39. 39. Woman , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  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. Depth Of A Woman , Courtney Kane
  47. 47. The Woman And The Wife , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  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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