'Touched By An Angel' by Maya Angelou, an American poet and civil rights activist, is a wedding reading that is hitting us right in the feels. It's short in length, but full of meaning and would make the perfect reading alongside others or as a stand alone piece. Essentially, there is no wrong stepping with this one, and should you choose it for your ceremony your guests will be wiping a tear with a smile on their face. We have a free printable version or a copy for your wedding Pinterest board down below. (If you don't have one, here is a good place to start!).

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.


Fancy a copy of 'Touched By An Angel' by Maya Angelou? Then you're in the right place.

Touched By An Angel by Maya Angelou Wedding Reading

If 'Touched By An Angel' by Maya Angelou is the poem for you, then we have a copy up above that is ceremony-ready. If you're looking for something slightly different, we have wedding poems that make great readings. Or romantic songs that make great readings. Or a roundup of just, well, really great readings. Don't say we never treat you!

Helena Milsom

Written by Helena Milsom

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