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.

Thes speaker is a person who has found love but didn't always have it they are talking to people that don't know how to find love. The speaker is talking about how to find love and accept it at the same time. The theme of the peom is how to find step out of your shell leave your worries behind and accept love. The author's tone is calm yet certain so that you understand love but won't fear it. The abstract imagery in this poem is love, shells of loneliness, chains of fear, souls and memories. The concreate imagery in this poem is light and the temple. There are metephors, imagery and rhyme in this poem.