‘Phenomenal Woman’ by Maya Angelou

‘Phenomenal Woman’

by Maya AngelouDSCF2939

“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…”

You can read the complete poem here. Maya Angelou was born on this day in 1928. You can read more of her work through Surrey Libraries.

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