Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(1802-1838 / England)

The Power Of Words - Poem by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

'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.




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  • Rajnish Manga (7/31/2017 2:08:00 AM)


    Though, defined as a a breath of passing air, a words is much more than that by way of expression of our thoughts, feelings and emotions. Thanks for sharing this amazing piece of poetry. (Report) Reply

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  • (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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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