Alexander Averin

Wednesday 28 May 2014

RIP Maya Angelou

Only love will set us free.

RIP Maya, with the angels now.

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.

Maya Angelou


Susan Anderson said...

A fitting tribute to a powerful woman.



Frances said...

Cait, there are so many wonderful Maya Angelou poems. I am glad you chose this one to honor her.

Over the past 24 hours, I've seen many videos of Ms Angelou from various stages of her life. It's grand to hear her voice. I am so glad that these recordings exist.


Gillena Cox said...

Very lovely tribute, i also posted one, please visit

Much love...