Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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
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.
-Maya Angelou


Marce said...

This is a beautiful post, I hope many more girls out there read it =)

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Such a beautiful post!!!
The photos which go to the text are gorgeous!!!

Good Night & Sweet Dreams

Inés said...

great post,thanks for your coment

Rachel said...

this is very lovely & so true in general. women have a certain je ne sais quoi that makes us charming

Miss E said...

So beautiful...something every woman should read!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Love this post,dear Desi!-)))*

Such beautiful words and really,really true...
''The inner Mystery'',oh,it is not possible to say better!!!

Thank you for share these,

Much love and hugs,


Leah said...

I love this piece by Maya Angelou... I always turn to this when I feel the need to be lifted. We are phenomenal women. Have a great day! xoxo

Melissa said...

Aw, this is really inspirational <3

xx, Melissa

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