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My LibriVox recordings & my reading journal (solo Litblog).


The LibriVox Weekly Poem: 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.
 

The Power of Words by Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802 to 1838) This week's poem can be found at this link.

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