The Power of Words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

I have always loved words, I learned to read very young and I have been a book fanatic since I was old enough to read and take books out of the library. I think that's why I love poetry so much, putting small powerful words together to create a feeling, or make a reader relate or think about your poem long after they have read it. I also collect words, something I've found out a lot of writers do. I have strong feelings about certain words, images they evoke or the way it sounds. As a word collector, I think I was destined to be a poet.
Today, think about your favorite words or grab a dictionary and find some new favorites. Then use those favorites in your daily writing. Try writing a poem with some of your favorites. Now get back to work!


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