Sunday, April 3, 2011

National Poetry Month Day 3

Touched by an Angel 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.

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  1. I love her poetry -- thank you for posting this one! :)

  2. Ooh, that was lovely! It spoke to me of the power of God's divine love to set us free from temporal misery with the hope that we will be united with Him in eternity. You?


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