Maya Angelou Love Poems

Maya Angelou dedicated more than half of her life into creating pieces that open up emotions, move mountains and heal wounds. A beautiful and a talented soul, Angelou is not just a poet but also a civil rights activist, a playwright, a composer, an actress, a singer and a dancer. But writing has been her first love and from there, she has fascinatingly crafted words of love, passion and hurt into poignant poems. Some of her popular love poems are Remembrance, When You Come, Passing Time, A Conceit and unquestionably the most acclaimed of all of her romantic piecesㅡ Touched By an Angel. These remarkable poems talk about the beauty of love that revolves around happiness, grief, anger and pleasure. Here are some highlights from her collection of love poems.

Maya Angelou Love Poems

Love arrives

and in its train come ecstasies

old memories of pleasure

ancient histories of pain.

Maya Angelou Love Poems

When you have withdrawn

your self and the magic,

when only the smell of your

love lingers between

my breasts, then, only

then, can I greedily consume

your presence.

Maya Angelou Love Poems

Offering me, as to a child, an attic,

Gatherings of days too few.

Baubles of stolen kisses.

Trinkets of borrowed loves.

Trunks of secret words,

Maya Angelou Love Poems

Let others have the privacy of touching words

and love of loss of love.

Maya Angelou Love Poems

Your skin like dawn

Mine like musk

One paints the beginning

of a certain end.

The other, the end of a

sure beginning.

Maya Angelou Love Poems

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 Love Poems

Your hands easy

weight, teasing the bees

hived in my hair, your smile at the

slope of my cheek.

On the occasion, you press

above me, glowing, spouting

readiness, mystery rapes

my reason
Maya Angelou Love Poems

Give me your hand

Make room for me

to lead and follow you

beyond this rage of poetry.

Maya Angelou Love Poems

Now if you listen closely

I’ll tell you what I know

Storm clouds are gathering

The wind is gonna blow

The race of man is suffering

And I can hear the moan,

‘Cause nobody,

But nobody

Can make it out here alone.