Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 28th, 2017 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 326,413 comments.
Maya Angelou - Phenomenal Woman

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
Phenomenally.
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
Phenomenally.
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

Phenomenally.
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
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Share |

Added: Feb 9 2004 | Viewed: 3060 times | Comments and analysis of Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou Comments (421)

Phenomenal Woman - Comments and Information

Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Phenomenal Woman
Poem of the Day: Sep 21 2011

Comment 421 of 421, added on May 22nd, 2017 at 5:47 PM.

Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board
and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot.
I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

wholesale jerseys

Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me. wholesale jerseys from Austria
Comment 420 of 421, added on May 10th, 2017 at 12:01 PM.
PFCjnJrpqqhwgogJt

fSOTu2 Im obliged for the blog.Much thanks again. Want more.

this site from United Kingdom
Comment 419 of 421, added on April 9th, 2017 at 1:42 AM.

Keep on writing, great job!
cheap MLB jerseys

Keep on writing, great job! cheap MLB jerseys from Netherlands

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Phenomenal Woman, has received 421 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Angelou Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links