Tell All The Truth

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.

by Emily Dickinson

Comments (4)

............dazzle gradually, this is unforgettable ★ love the poem, love the simile
Wise beautiful words
Writing a paper on a few of Raymond Carver's short stories, and this poem makes so much sense in relation to his writing style. How art is about exposing truth through subtlety.
I solemnly tell the truth nothing but the truth. The tagline always ask to recite the statement in the court law.