Love Poems by Maya Angelou that Touch the Heart

Love poems by Maya Angelou are guaranteed to touch your heart. Their beauty is the simplicity with which she writes - and her ability to deeply and authentically connect with the human experience.

Beauty in Simplicity

Love Poems

The golden thread in all of Maya's works is the individual’s wish and right to survive in a non-hostile world. She has deep-rooted beliefs that hatred and racism destroy alll that is good in humankind and attempts to provide simple, but direct solutions to the issues which threaten both the world and our peace of mind.

Examples of her exquisite writing are not only found in love poems by Maya Angelou, but also shine in Life Mosaic, a collection of gifts and cards capturing her hope and encouragement:

The wind blows.
The chimes sound.
The words sing.


I would have my ears filled
with the world's music
Let me hear all sounds of life and living

An internationally renowned bestselling author, poet, actor, political activist, and first-year inductee into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, Maya holds over fifty honorary university degrees and is known throughout the world as a spokesperson for human rights, freedom, justice, and peace. She has been a powerful voice for women, and black women in particular.

Maya's Famous Love Poetry

These are examples of Maya's poetry on love:


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

When you have withdrawn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.

When You Come

When you come to me, unbidden,
Beckoning me
To long-ago rooms,
Where memories lie.

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,

I Cry.

A Conceit

Give me your hand
Make room for me
to lead and follow
beyond this rage of poetry.

Let others have
the privacy of
touching words
and love of loss
of love.

For me
Give me your hand.

Passing Time

Your skin like dawn
Mine like musk

One paints the beginning
of a certain end.

The other, the end of a
sure beginning.

And my favorite Angelou Maya poem...

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

If you enjoyed these love poems by Maya Angelou, you might like my page on the most beautiful love poetry.

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