Touched by an Angel. We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple. The poem “Touched By An Angel” by Maya Angelou follows no rhyming pattern and the lengths and number of syllables in each line vary. For Maya Angelou, love is an emotion worth writing about and her use of metaphor and imagery to convey her own unique story results in Touched By An Angel. The poem as a whole is a beautiful testimony to the power of love. Love is just a feeling a an idea, it is not a person or a human but here in this line she make it sounds like love is a human being, love can leave its high holy temple. Hi Alexa, Thanks for sharing this poem! Your password goes here. Yet it is only love which sets us free 4. She holds a bachelor's degree in English!