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.

9 thoughts on “Touched By An Angel – Maya Angelou

  1. isabellaesthermariarose says:

    Beautiful poetry from Maya Angelou. One of my favourites. Thank you, Ronnie.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ronnie says:

      It’s a pleasure Isabella. πŸ™‚

      Liked by 2 people

  2. kalabalu says:

    Set me free
    From the curse
    From pain
    From sorrows
    Love me now
    Don’t wait for tomorrow
    No, don’t bother
    If it troubles you now
    Know this much
    Love is a touch
    That sets us free
    To love:-)

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ronnie says:

      Lovely πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  3. BroadBlogs says:

    Angel Angelou. Really fits, doesn’t it?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      Yes, it’s got a nice ring to it.


  4. Jet Eliot says:

    So very lovely. I have just been embarking on a renewed interest in
    Maya Angelou, Ronnie, thank you for this.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      Thank you Jet.


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