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A Legend Of Truth

Rating: 2.8

Once on a time, the ancient legends tell,
Truth, rising from the bottom of her well,
Looked on the world, but, hearing how it lied,
Returned to her seclusion horrified.
There she abode, so conscious of her worth,
Not even Pilate's Question called her forth,
Nor Galileo, kneeling to deny
The Laws that hold our Planet 'neath the sky.
Meantime, her kindlier sister, whom men call
Fiction, did all her work and more than all,

With so much zeal, devotion, tact, and care,
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Osman 14 December 2020

Perfecto ulan !

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Mahtab Bangalee 14 December 2020

Unable overtake Without your aid. Come back for Truth's own sake! ~ excellent the line is

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Khairul Ahsan 14 December 2020

'Unfit to hint or breathe, much less to write, But happening every minute, day and night.' - Things have not changed since that time. We face the same situation here, now as well. A good selection for 'The Classic Poem of the Day'.

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 December 2020

Meantime, her kindlier sister, whom men call Fiction, did all her work and more than all, With so much zeal, devotion, tact, and care, That no one noticed Truth was otherwhere. this is a great poem KIpling.

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Edward Kofi Louis 14 December 2020

Zeal! ! Devotion, Legends! Questions and answers. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Jazz Ogle 14 December 2020

are the lies being justified in the selected poem? at some point truth has to come out for da world to know

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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 December 2020

A great poem depicting the need of both, facts and fiction, for the harmonious existence of man-kind. A master spice indeed and a great classical poem.

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Harley White 14 December 2020

What a wonderful poem! It has the ring of truth and is enjoyable to read. Thanks for sharing...

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A nice poem with Kipling imprint

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Irfan Can 14 December 2020

Beatiful!!

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