In Honor of Danielle and Chris

In honor of my beautiful daughter’s upcoming marriage, I’m posting here a very special Maya Angelou poem entitled TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL.

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
4 Responses to “In Honor of Danielle and Chris”
  1. PassAire@aol.com says:

    Perfect sentiments!

    Like

  2. David & June says:

    A Beautiful Poem for a beautiful niece.

    Like

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