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 Lightening to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind---

An American poem by Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 May 15, 1886)

SEE ALSO:  TL:2008.6.4~6 * Bin What?! * Easy Lies * Worst than a Thief? * 7 Bridges