Thursday, June 17, 2010

"The Power of Words" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The Power of Words
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.

1 comment:

  1. I really love the last line
    "A word is just a passing breath of air"
    Interesting to think about.