Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love Poem

With Valentines Day right around the corner I thought it would be nice to share one of my favorite poems. We used this poem as a reading during our wedding. It was my second marriage and we both brought more maturity to the table than most first time Brides and Grooms and this poem seem to match that.

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.
Hubby's sister reading the poem at our wedding.

 Us taking our vows. 

Hope you enjoyed this poem and thanks for visiting!