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Tell All The Truth

Rating: 3.5

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.

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Sally P. P. 24 April 2020

Yes.Take it easy, I agree.

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* Sunprincess * 15 June 2016

............dazzle gradually, this is unforgettable ? love the poem, love the simile

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Wise beautiful words

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D Snyder 12 November 2013

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.

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Lawrence H 15 September 2012

I solemnly tell the truth nothing but the truth. The tagline always ask to recite the statement in the court law.

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