Treasure Island

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(1802-1838 / England)

The Power of Words


'Tis a strange mystery, the power of words!
Life is in them, and death. A word can send
The crimson colour hurrying to the cheek.
Hurrying with many meanings; or can turn
The current cold and deadly to the heart.
Anger and fear are in them; grief and joy
Are on their sound; yet slight, impalpable:--
A word is but a breath of passing air.



Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: anger, grief, power, joy, fear, death, heart, life

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Power of Words by Letitia Elizabeth Landon )

Enter the verification code :

  • * Sunprincess * (6/3/2014 7:41:00 PM)

    .........so true....and I agree....yes and no are the two most powerful words in the English language....enjoyed this marvelous write... (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. TIME TO PAY IS NOT SIN, Chinweokwu Sunlight M. Ndubu ..
  2. Sessions, Nero CaroZiv
  3. Slow whisper, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Fled Is the Dream Past Dream On The Cloc.., mary douglas
  5. In tune, hasmukh amathalal
  6. mc2, lee fones
  7. Leave it, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Desperation and Suicide, Is It Poetry
  9. In The Moment, Aimi Drew
  10. The Calm After the Storm Inside, Leo Divine

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson

70

"Arcturus" is his other name—
I'd rather call him "Star."
It's very mean of Science
To go and interfere!

I slew a worm the other day—
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Kenneth Allott

 
[Hata Bildir]