April is Poetry Month- Poem 1


The month of April is Poetry month and I love reading poems as much as I love writing them. I will like to honor a poet or two once each week with their famous poems. The first poem is by
Maya Angelou called, “Touched by an Angel”. Hope you all enjoy this beautiful poem as much as I did. (I make no claims on these poems.)

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.

—Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928- May 28, 2014)

 

Until we meet again,

Pamela🌹

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2 thoughts on “April is Poetry Month- Poem 1

  1. Carolina Wren

    This time a solitary wren perches on
    power lines that divide purple-blue sky,
    slicing rhombi, diamonds, thin rectangles,
    pushing geometry into a regular autumn
    morning. This makes you wonder how birds
    keep their feet warm in countries with no
    power, or how people survive on a hundred
    bucks a year, or where refugees go when war
    hits. Our wren flies, a speck, ever smaller
    as she finds her way. Given our superior
    brain capacity, how is it we cause misery
    across the planet while creatures so small
    live, content to take their share peacefully?

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