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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.