+1 if you like poetry.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Phenomenal Woman 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
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.

35 comments:

  1. I actually just came to check it out...but that was pretty damn awesome

    ReplyDelete
  2. she said it boys, we must penetrate so deep we reach inside the arch of her back in order to find her inner mystery.

    ... I'll take the challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Would make a great song. Christina Hendricks should sing it. (We can put the first few lines down to self-deprecation.)

    ReplyDelete
  4. phenomenally.
    phenomenally man.
    that's me :) love the poem

    ReplyDelete
  5. nice..great flow. kinda like my hair.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good rythom and flow. Im actualy enjoying these poems quite nicely specialy when I am on my break time hehe!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hmmm, the mystery of this woman is all in her appearence?

    Or am I reading this wrong...

    ReplyDelete
  8. So great...I think I might use this as a piece at my open mic night and "slam" it. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. beautiful prose
    sometimes i wish i could string words together like this but everytime i try
    it just doesn't come out right.
    truely is an artform.

    ReplyDelete
  10. If there are two things I like about this post, it would be the poem, and phenomenal women. Nothing can replace either.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such a good choice! Lovin' this.

    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  12. You should do a poetry about men too :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great poetry! Whoever wrote that poem sure knows a lot about women!

    ReplyDelete
  14. love the angelou :) empowering!

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great poem! You should take a look at my newest post, its about a good AdSense alternative.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow;)
    mi farebbe piacere se partecipassi al mio nuovo giveaway
    ^__^
    Giulia

    ReplyDelete
  17. gooosh this is so super cute *_*
    i'm following you hope you'll do the same!!
    xoxo
    www.syriouslyinfashion.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Just came by to say thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm so glad I did! I am not that big on poetry but this one was really amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  19. :(( i can't read your poems :(
    thanks for your comment!

    http://vicissitudinilombarde.blogspot.com/2010/12/firenze.html

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for following :) Lol .. I won't get drunk ;) x

    g-bowsandpearls.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. love love love it :x

    Lots of hugs,
    A

    ReplyDelete
  22. pretty cool, angelou is definitely one of the best - no contest there. maybe you got some more short poems from her?

    ReplyDelete
  23. oh noes...the captcha!! kill it with fire!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Amazing! I love your blog dear! Following, I hope you'll follow back! Kiss

    ReplyDelete
  25. thank you so much for your comment and for subscribing, means a lot to me :-)

    btw great blog!

    visit my blog on:
    http://jesuisfashionvictime.blogspot.com/
    leave a comment. thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thank you very much for your lovely comment! I hope, your wish will come true. :-)

    ReplyDelete

thanks for your support!!