Poem of the Week: Words by William Charles Wentworth

07 September 2012

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By William Charles Wentworth

Words are deeds. The words we hear 
May revolutionize or rear 
A mighty state. The words we read 
May be a spiritual deed 
Excelling any fleshly one, 
As much as the celestial sun 
Transcends a bonfire, made to throw 
A light upon some raree-show. 
A simple proverb tagged with rhyme 
May colour half the course of time; 
The pregnant saying of a sage 
May influence every coming age; 
A song in its effects may be 
More glorious than Thermopylae, 
And many a lay that schoolboys scan 
A nobler feat than Inkerman. 

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3 epistles:

  1. Amen!! This is so important, and something all of us writers should take as our motto!

    How is your book Rifles in the South Field coming along?


"Gracious words are like a honeycomb; sweetness to the soul and health to the body." —Proverbs 16:24

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