Touched By An Angel Poem by Maya Angelou

Touched By An Angel

Rating: 4.4


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 OF THE POEM
Thomas Duncky 25 December 2011

My number 1 maya angelou poem, truly universal and appealin...

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Shadow Girl 15 June 2011

So deep and meaningful - you are a wise soul - SG

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Cynthia Buhain-baello 04 August 2014

Very inspiring poem and great word arrangement, style, poetic flow and message

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Robin Baker 25 September 2012

what are some quotations that can be used in this poem, that used by Maya Angelou.

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Ken E Hall 01 June 2012

This poem certainly was touched by an angel... feelings from the soul...regards++++++10

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FUCK 15 August 2022

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OOO 15 August 2022

NICE POEM

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OOO 15 August 2022

NICE POEM

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olivia bowen 10 February 2022

i think this one i can r4relate to cause I've been toached many times.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 January 2022

Her concluding lines: Yet it is only love which sets us free.So very true dear great Poetess, so truest! 5 Stars for you, for me you are stil alive! !

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