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All Is Truth - Poem by Walt Whitman

O ME, man of slack faith so long!
Standing aloof--denying portions so long;
Only aware to-day of compact, all-diffused truth;
Discovering to-day there is no lie, or form of lie, and can be none,
but grows as inevitably upon itself as the truth does upon
Or as any law of the earth, or any natural production of the earth

(This is curious, and may not be realized immediately--But it must be
I feel in myself that I represent falsehoods equally with the rest,
And that the universe does.)

Where has fail'd a perfect return, indifferent of lies or the truth?
Is it upon the ground, or in water or fire? or in the spirit of man?
or in the meat and blood? 10

Meditating among liars, and retreating sternly into myself, I see
that there are really no liars or lies after all,
And that nothing fails its perfect return--And that what are called
lies are perfect returns,
And that each thing exactly represents itself, and what has preceded
And that the truth includes all, and is compact, just as much as
space is compact,
And that there is no flaw or vacuum in the amount of the truth--but
that all is truth without exception;
And henceforth I will go celebrate anything I see or am,
And sing and laugh, and deny nothing.

Comments about All Is Truth by Walt Whitman

  • Veteran Poet - 1,799 Points Panmelys Panmelys (2/7/2015 8:08:00 AM)

    It is a wonderful message of truth in all its onion skins, no part of life or nature can deny this, it is for humans to seek this in every way given to him or her to search and discover. Walt Whitman came to America when she mostly needed someone to put into language her enormous potential of future greatness, and indeed she is a remarkable example of unity, in all its cloak of many colors, in so short a space of time. Just 500 years and she has risen to become a worlwide power, and will continue to grow and expand, develop depth of wisdom as she spreads her wings and discovers all of Walt Whitman called - leaves of grass. A united nation has one flag, one anthem! Panmelys (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 163,441 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/25/2014 10:27:00 AM)

    sing and laugh and deny nothing. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie James Mccallum (2/12/2010 1:14:00 PM)

    I think the clue to what Walt is saying is the effect. The perfect return. That no idea, statement or action is in itself a truth or a lie. It is the consequence of the idea, statement or action, 'the perfect return' that embodies the truth. Consider the first chapter of James from the New Testament. How hardship is a blessing. You are the perfect result of the life you lived. The connection of opposites 'consider all your hardships a blessing, so as my truth my work may be complete in you.' No judgment no relativism, just perseverance. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Truth

  1. 1. All Is Truth , Walt Whitman
  2. 2. Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She.. , William Shakespeare
  3. 3. Tell All The Truth , Emily Dickinson
  4. 4. Truth , Geoffrey Chaucer
  5. 5. O Tell Me The Truth About Love , WH Auden
  6. 6. The Truth The Dead Know , Anne Sexton
  7. 7. The Truth Of Woman , Sir Walter Scott
  8. 8. This Side Of The Truth , Dylan Thomas
  9. 9. A Legend Of Truth , Rudyard Kipling
  10. 10. The Simple Truth , Philip Levine
  11. 11. If Truth In Hearts That Perish , Alfred Edward Housman
  12. 12. The Truth In You , Sylvia Chidi
  13. 13. Loving In Truth, And Fain In Verse My Lo.. , Sir Philip Sidney
  14. 14. Truth—is As Old As God , Emily Dickinson
  15. 15. Search For Truth , David Herbert Lawrence
  16. 16. Truth , Stephen Crane
  17. 17. Sonnet I: Loving In Truth , Sir Philip Sidney
  18. 18. Dark Truth , Robert William Service
  19. 19. The Nakedness Of Truth (I Know It Well) , Paul Eluard
  20. 20. Time Of Truth , Linda Ori
  21. 21. 'Me And Teddy Bears - The Truth' (Exclus.. , Michael Shepherd
  22. 22. - The Truth: : Humour, Inspiration , Alessandra Liverani
  23. 23. Truth , Sandra Osborne
  24. 24. The Thread Of Truth , Arthur Hugh Clough
  25. 25. The Truth About Hhorace , Eugene Field
  26. 26. The Truth Is Blind , David Gascoyne
  27. 27. The Truth , Betty Ashe
  28. 28. When Truth Becomes The Enemy , Sarah L. Johnsen
  29. 29. (922) Hidden Truth , Melvina Germain
  30. 30. Truth , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  31. 31. The Truth , jeanne harmon
  32. 32. Sonnet Xi: In Truth, Oh Love , Sir Philip Sidney
  33. 33. 0023 The Truth About Truth, Etc. , Michael Shepherd
  34. 34. Truth , jodi right
  35. 35. 0362 Party To Truth , Michael Shepherd
  36. 36. Is There Any Truth In Beauty? , Ronberge (anno secundo)
  37. 37. 0405 The Mountain Of Truth , Michael Shepherd
  38. 38. ((12) Beasts Of Truth , Luis Gil de la Puente
  39. 39. 0421 Truth In Politics , Michael Shepherd
  40. 40. Truth Is Stranger Than Friction , Michael Shepherd
  41. 41. The Truth—is Stirless , Emily Dickinson
  42. 42. A Truth , Egal Bohen
  43. 43. Another Truth (Don'T Read This If You Do.. , Egal Bohen
  44. 44. The Truth , Dominica Wolf
  45. 45. The Truth About Life , Sylvia Chidi
  46. 46. Truth , Vanessa Castello
  47. 47. Truth And Absolute Truth , gajanan mishra
  48. 48. My Truth , Royal Princess
  49. 49. "Truth&Quot; (With An Apology To Sh.. , Dr. Elbert R. Moses, Jr.
  50. 50. Irregular Verses To Truth , Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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