Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sticks & Stones: Mysterious Power

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.

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