Friday, April 3, 2015

[Tell all the truth but tell it slant] - Emily Dickinson

Tell all the truth but tell it slant -
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind -

A classic Emily Dickinson poem which explains itself well.  We as people are "infirm" when confronted with someone so radical and dazzling as the capital "T" Truth.  However, we can understand it.  It just has to be slanted a bit, told in a way that will not terrify us too too much.  Come to think of it, a poem is an indirect way of telling Truth.  Fancy that!

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