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Monday, February 28, 2011

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.

by Maya Angelou

Poetry of the day review:
This poem is really nice and enlightening. Didnt they make a movie and a television show based on the same name? Im not sure how i feel about the literal existence of angels, perhaps symbolically. Galaxies look alot like angels. Angels could instead be ancient astronauts. Im not sure but the idea of their existence is a kind of romanticized one. I love this poem regardless lol.

Word of the day:

cosset

   KOSS-it  , transitive verb;
1.
To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
noun:
1.
A pet, especially a pet lamb.

14 comments:

  1. Loved the poem, and loved the music playing in the background :D

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  2. a nice poem, still i found it kind of simple, i don't like to see the world "love" in love poems, just because it can be expressed in different and nycer ways than just saying it. anyway it's nice, keep it up :D

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  3. I like this one. I'm a big romantic, so this portrayal of love rings true with me.

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  4. I could read Maya Angelou all day, and this is one of her better pieces. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I really enjoyed that. I'm just showing my support.

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  6. yeah, liked it very much. thanks

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  7. Great poem to end the day with

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  8. What happens when you aren't brave enough and can't move on; stuck in an ocean of pain instead of love.
    The poem seems to be a successful happy twin journey :)

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