Thursday, March 26, 2009

To all us women out there......


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 passingIt 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.

Maya Angelou

7 comments:

abeachcottage said...

nice post, just surfed on in...

great inspiration!

Sarah

Lori Saul said...

Hi,
I had read this poem a while ago and it was great to come across it again! Very empowering- thanks for sharing it.

melanie's all my favorite things said...

fabulous!!!! just love your blog- just found it and I am a fan! thanks for all of the great photos and inspiration...

paintandink said...

One of my favorite poems ever.

Annie said...

Gotta love Maya Angelou. She's brilliant and so is that fabulous 1905 magazine cover.

Bulle said...

hello !
Il love your blog, your ideas, your colors, your photos.
Sorry for my english but I'm a french lol !

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