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.


by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Comments (2)

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