Archive for July 15th, 2011

Enjoy this lovely poem by Maya Angelou on this Poetry Friday. I hope it’s one that will bring you peace, comfort, and joy. If you would like to receive weekly Peace Partners messages from me, just send your e-mail address to d.diller@live.com

Happy Poetry Friday!

Touched by an Angel
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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