The Journey with Jesus: Poems and Prayers
Selected by Dan Clendenin
Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)
Tell it Slant
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant —
Success in Circuit lies;
Too bright for mind's infirm intent,
The Truth's superb surprise.
As Lightning to the Children eased,
With explanation kind;
The Truth must dazzle gradually,
Or every man be blind.