Yes, words can be powerful. Certain writers can put you in places you have never been to nor are ever likely to journey to, in a physical sense, in your life time. They use words to weave great kingdoms and empires. They remind us of how silly life can be and also how precious.
On rare occasions a writer can say more than he or she can possibly know in their writing and quite possibly in their life time. Lord Alfred Tennyson was, for a fleeting moment that lives on forever, such a writer. In one poem he gave voice to the growing sciences and also the possibility that there is a design to all things that is common to all.
Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower-but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, all in all,
I should know what God and man is.