Angel Quotes from Female Poets

Poems About Angels Written by Women

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Poems are beautiful vehicles for describing thoughts and feelings about angels. Joos Mind / Taxi / Getty Images

Poems are beautiful vehicles for describing thoughts and feelings about angels. Many inspiring angel poems have been written throughout history by both men and women. Here are some angel quotes from female poets:

"Angels, in the early morning/May be seen the Dews among/Stooping -- plucking -- smiling -- flying --/Do the Buds to them belong?" - Emily Dickinson, from the poem "Angels, in the Early Morning"

"God permits industrious Angels/Afternoons -- to play/I met one -- forgot my Schoolmates/All for Him/straightway..." - Emily Dickinson, from the poem "God Permits Industrious Angels"

"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, from the poem "Touched by an Angel"

"Spirited light! on the edge/of the Presence your yearning/burns in the secret darkness/Oh angels, insatiably into God’s gaze."- Saint Hildegard of Bingen, from the poem "Antiphon for the Angels"

"You call me an angel of love and of light/A being of goodness and heavenly fire/Sent out from God’s kingdom to guide you aright/In paths where your spirits may mount and aspire./You say that I glow like a star on its course/Like a ray from the alter, a spark from the source." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox, from the poem "Angel or Demon"

"Sleeping angel where are you now?/I wanna see you but dont know how/I know you're with me in the day and night/I can never see you in your dazzling light/I just long to be near you your my pure delight." - Jayne Harris, from the poem "Sleeping Angel"

"Last night I had a dream/and I said to it.../'You are the answer./You will outlive my husband and my father.'/In that dream there was a city made of chains/where Joan was put to death in man's clothes/and the nature of the angels went unexplained/no two made in the same species/one with a nose, one with an ear in its hand/one chewing a star and recording its orbit/each one like a poem obeying itself/performing God's functions/a people apart." - Anne Sexton, from the poem "Consorting with Angels"

"If I lean down, to whisper, to them,/down into their gravitational field, there where they head busily on/into the woods, laying the gifts out one by one, onto the path/hoping to be on the air,/hoping to please the children..." - Jorie Graham, from the poem "The Guardian Angel of the Private Life"

"An angel leaps/A firefly alights/On hidden journeys/Transcending night." - S.K. Lindeman, from the poem "An Angel Leaps"

"An angel came to me in the night, and asked me to dance./The angel wanted to save me, save my soul.
The angel asked me if I would die tonight./He said he could take away all of my pain./The music played quietly in my ear, as we danced in the moonlight." - Rachel Brewer, from the poem "The Angel"

"Angel, Angel/Beautiful Angel/Who lives in heaven/How is your life?/Are you happy? Or do you cry at night?" - Emma Field, from the poem "Angel"

"Had the angel's feet/made any sound? He could not recall./No one had missed him, no one was in pursuit./He himself must be/the key, now, to the next door/the next terrors of freedom and joy." - Denise Levertov, from the poem "St. Peter and the Angel"


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Hopler, Whitney. "Angel Quotes from Female Poets." ThoughtCo, Mar. 9, 2016, Hopler, Whitney. (2016, March 9). Angel Quotes from Female Poets. Retrieved from Hopler, Whitney. "Angel Quotes from Female Poets." ThoughtCo. (accessed November 22, 2017).