'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.
The Power of Words by Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802 to 1838) This week's poem can be found at this link.
My recording of this week’s poem has a running time of 58s.
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This was the weekly poetry project for February 23rd to March 2nd, 2014.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon was an English poet and novelist, better known by her initials L. E. L.
Additionally, this project is catalogued at LibriVox and the Internet Archive, where you can also download and listen to 10 LibriVox volunteers, who have participated in this project.
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