Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Touched By An Angel - Poem by Maya Angelou

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

Comments about Touched By An Angel by Maya Angelou

  • (2/28/2019 12:43:00 PM)

    I am a cool guy, I like wait no I love and I’lol suck your for free. But I charge 15 cents for some slop and. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/20/2019 8:21:00 AM)

    The angel touched me in a weird way. (Report) Reply

  • (2/12/2019 7:28:00 AM)

    the angel touched me, .= (Report) Reply

    (2/20/2019 8:20:00 AM)

    u funny asl

  • (1/28/2019 11:35:00 PM)

    Nicely penned. Decision making is an art. What you choose decides where you reach. (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2019 7:15:00 PM)

    It's a beautiful piece of poetry. Try out my poem 'angels of the earth'. I think you will like it. (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2019 4:07:00 AM)

    This poem was so calming and so peaceful. I love it! (Report) Reply

  • (12/16/2018 11:11:00 AM)

    just before I looked at the paycheck of $5519, I didnt believe that my friends brother was like they say trully receiving money part-time on their apple labtop.. there neighbour started doing this 4 less than twenty three months and by now repaid the loans on their condo and purchased a top of the range Porsche 911. go to, (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2018 4:18:00 AM)

    love strikes away the chains of fear
    from our souls. Nice thought. Thank you
    (Report) Reply

  • Butch Decatoria (11/29/2018 12:49:00 PM)

    The last part “yet it is love which sets us free” is simple and profound, and there is also truth—I am thinking that “if you never know truth then you’ll never know Live—BEP”... (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2018 7:08:00 PM)

    Truly fine words from a truly special woman Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • (10/7/2018 7:52:00 AM)

    I love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (8/8/2018 1:02:00 PM)

    I love this poem I Is amazing (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2018 11:39:00 AM)

    I love poems written by Maya Angelou because they speak to me.I too love writing poetry. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/4/2018 5:59:00 PM)

    It's always love! It has so much positivity that infuses us with so much freshness and clarity. Lovely poem😍 (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (6/21/2018 6:12:00 PM)

    A very uncomfortable truth. People who have been hurt by love [or whatever masks itself in the guise of love] are extremely hard to be touched by love again. Would certainly not receive that touch with open arms and would be dubious when they should be trusting. Thus people who have been harmed before now continue the harm by sabotaging themselves. A lonely position to be in. (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (5/16/2018 1:24:00 AM)

    We are weaned from our timidity
    In the flush of love's light
    we dare be brave
    And suddenly we see
    that love costs all we are
    and will ever be.

    Excellent saying the all we are love cost and will ever be.
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  • (5/4/2018 1:05:00 PM)

    Love this, connections to love (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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