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Comment 23 of 493, added on May 17th, 2005 at 10:51 PM.

To think on this poem and what it means is sheer Beauty, there may not be a
mention of an actual angel, but know that Love itself is an Angel, its
pure, sweet, it is ecstasy, as Maya says, its pain and pleasure. The Angel
of Love heals hearts,forgives and builds up, and it definately sets you
Free! Much Love, Maya!

Jewel Evans from United States
Comment 22 of 493, added on May 14th, 2005 at 9:43 PM.

this poem is sweet but sort of weird . becuase it says,touched by an angel
but it says nothing about angels.

Halle-i ain't berry from United States
Comment 21 of 493, added on May 13th, 2005 at 11:03 AM.

That peom to me is sad and if your family member died it would make you sad
to. How 'bout anyone from around.

Jackie from United States
Comment 20 of 493, added on May 7th, 2005 at 11:36 AM.

this poem means a lot to me. it shows that anyone can be loved if they
believe in love. everybody is loved by someone wether it be a family member
or a friend. but, in order to be loved you have to love someone yourself.

justine from United States
Comment 19 of 493, added on May 2nd, 2005 at 8:32 AM.

this poem was really sweet. I loved it.

alexa from United States
Comment 18 of 493, added on April 27th, 2005 at 2:35 PM.

hello we loved your poem.

emily johnson from United States
Comment 17 of 493, added on April 7th, 2005 at 5:02 PM.

I liked your poem very much I just had to comment you on it.I read 6 of
your poems today and I liked all of them but these one really caught my
attention, and I had to sendd a comment

Elisha from United States
Comment 16 of 493, added on March 28th, 2005 at 6:02 PM.

to julia gemine:
here is the poem in case you still can not find it on your computer.
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.

Comment 15 of 493, added on March 26th, 2005 at 6:23 PM.

Romance an art long passed by shows a path like a butterfly that flieth
this way and that. Poetry unleashed in the quiet calm rests upon a man
considering voids to make sense out of non-sense to halt a madness declared
with eight minutes. Time, tide and spirit halt not but in comfort he hears
a voice that says quietly;
As sleep comes I speak and say' I love you' and a reply comes back' I love
you too'.
"Somewhere there's someone who dreams of your smile, and finds in your
presence that life is worthwhile. So, when you are lonely remember its
true: somebody, somewhere is thinking of you. "
Get into your bed and get comfy. Slowly yet softly close your eyes and I
will be waiting to see you in your dreams!

I rule in my dreams,


Azriel from United Kingdom
Comment 14 of 493, added on February 12th, 2005 at 9:58 PM.

I'd really like to read some more of Maya's poetry, does anyone know what
book this is published in? I've tried looking online, but I can't seem to
locate it, and help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Dana from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Touched by An Angel
Added: Jul 29 2004
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