Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Poetry Tuesday: "Love's Exquisite Freedom" by Maya Angelou

Jack and Jill 10/17/10


Love's Exquisite Freedom

Love arrives;
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain

Yet, it 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

45 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB!!
What a beautiful picture of Jack and Jillian and a lovely piece of poetry in honor of them.

I hope you were able to adjust to life at sea level upon your return.

Hugs
Madi and Mom

Jennifer Shirk said...

Lovely!!

(Had to stop by for my poetry fix.) Thanks. :)

Leanne said...

Absolutely beautiful photo, and the words that go with it - so lovely and true. Thanks for the sharing and making it a better day, Betty!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

What a fantastic picture!

Christine Danek said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Out on the prairie said...

It must have been a good wedding, sometimes gets you back in the swing with what you have also.

Have you read any of the articles of the use of botox with migraines?Something I read yesterday online.

slommler said...

Such a beautiful poem and a very charming photo!! I can see love has bloomed there for sure!
Hugs
SueAnn

Georgina Dollface said...

I love Maya Angelou. What a fitting poem for a lovely couple. - G

Pat said...

Love and marriage....go together like a poem from Betty (via Maya Angelou)

Jules said...

OH, I love Maya. Nice selection :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

floweringmama said...

What a fitting tribute to a beautiful couple.

Kittie Howard said...

Beautiful, BB, and a lovely tribute to a gorgeous couple!!

Vodka Logic said...

Nice poem. I should read more of hers.

Copyboy said...

She's one of my favorite authors. Loved her "Cage Bird" book. I also love the way she reads.

Aging Mommy said...

Lovely poem and your photo of the happy couple, captures love just perfectly.

Baby Sister said...

Oh I LOVED that. Thank you for that. :)

Nezzy said...

These were perfect word to support the love shown in the pic by this lovely couple.

I just love Maya and quote her often. She is one wise soul!

Ya'll have a magnificently blessed bright and beautiful 'fall day!!! :o)

Brian said...

Bravo! That was very, very nice!

Pat Tillett said...

A great poem!
It's all about love.

I love Maya Angelou...

Jami said...

I just love that. Thanks for sharing!

Lora said...

ahh, i love her :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's so nice, Betty!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful poem and an equally lovely photo.

Yvonne,

Old Kitty said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! To Jack and Jill!!!!! What a lovely pic!! Awwwww!! They look just adorable!!

Yes, love sets you free! Totally!
Thanks for the poem BB!

Take care
x

Sonora said...

Oh, this gave me goosebumps. I love it and it is so true. Love can be an amazingly scary thing, but how true that even though it costs all we are, it is what sets us free!

Liz said...

Congratulations, Jack and Jill!

Ann said...

what a nice picture of Jack and Jill. Congratulations to them

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

That's such a beautiful poem! Jack and Jill look perfect!!!! Thank you for sharing! :)

Velvet Over Steel said...

What a beautiful picture & poem! Awesome!! Congrats to you all!!

Big Hug,
Coreen

Medeia Sharif said...

I haven't read this one before. It's lovely.

Have a great week.

Marlene said...

Good evening, Bossy Betty! :)

What a gorgeous photo of a gorgeous couple. :) I'm sure the poem is really sweet too, if only I took the time to actually read and understand it....but you already know that I'm poetically challenged. I'll just oooh and ahhh at the pretty pictures, instead. :)

Cheeseboy said...

Maya should be a daily treat.

Cool Gal said...

How lovely. Thanks for sharing. :)

DrSoosie said...

i s love that poem Betty. I think it kind of goes well with the one I posted over at my blog. Lovely wedding shot..I hope you had a superb time.

Joann Mannix said...

How I adore Maya. She should be mandatory reading at every wedding. Beautiful picture of the bride and groom.

faye said...

Nice poem for the day.
Jack and Jill look very happy...
nice photo too !!

Happy Homemaker said...

What a lovely poem! Thanks for sharing the photo...also very lovely!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Precious moments for now and a life time. May love be always there to treasure.

Catherine said...

Beautiful ~ what a sweet couple! I wish them years of happiness. And such a beautiful poem too!

xo Catherine

Green Monkey said...

I love new beginnings ~ cheers to the happy couple. love all things Maya

Michelle Faith said...

they do look free and so deeply in love.

Daisy said...

Wonderful poem and photo, Betty. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple. :-)

Susan Fields said...

Lovely picture and poem - thanks so much for sharing them!

Oh Sew Good said...

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Jill!! :)

Carol said...

Congrates to the bride and groom in the picture and to you for the wonderful poem.