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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
itself,
Or as any law of the earth, or any natural production of the earth
does.

(This is curious, and may not be realized immediately--But it must be
realized;
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
it,
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

  • Rookie - 0 Points John Northern (12/15/2016 6:27:00 PM)

    For me the key to this poem is in the first letter 'O'. As in zero, nothing, the opposition being everything, all.
    To know the truth of someting, it's matter, , is to consider its measurement, which is in effect, an infinite degree, consequently there are no truths in number, zero and infinity are opposite and equal at the same time.they co exist
    Our universe is eternal and created from nothing with infinite faith (Report) Reply

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  • 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

  • Gold Star - 230,750 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/25/2014 10:27:00 AM)

    sing and laugh and deny nothing. I like it. (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. The Simple Truth , Philip Levine
  6. 6. A Legend Of Truth , Rudyard Kipling
  7. 7. The Truth Of Woman , Sir Walter Scott
  8. 8. The Truth The Dead Know , Anne Sexton
  9. 9. This Side Of The Truth , Dylan Thomas
  10. 10. The Truth In You , Sylvia Chidi
  11. 11. Truth—is As Old As God , Emily Dickinson
  12. 12. O Tell Me The Truth About Love , WH Auden
  13. 13. Loving In Truth, And Fain In Verse My Lo.. , Sir Philip Sidney
  14. 14. Search For Truth , David Herbert Lawrence
  15. 15. Truth , Stephen Crane
  16. 16. If Truth In Hearts That Perish , Alfred Edward Housman
  17. 17. Beauty Is Truth, Truth Beauty , Jonathan ROBIN
  18. 18. Truth And Absolute Truth , gajanan mishra
  19. 19. The Truth—is Stirless , Emily Dickinson
  20. 20. The Nakedness Of Truth (I Know It Well) , Paul Eluard
  21. 21. Please Tell Me The Truth , sandy nobody
  22. 22. Truth Truth Truth , gajanan mishra
  23. 23. Truth, Truth , gajanan mishra
  24. 24. Sonnet I: Loving In Truth , Sir Philip Sidney
  25. 25. - The Truth: : Humour, Inspiration , Alessandra Liverani
  26. 26. Do You Know The Truth? , Bob Gotti
  27. 27. Dark Truth , Robert William Service
  28. 28. The Thread Of Truth , Arthur Hugh Clough
  29. 29. Sonnet: Speak The Truth Always , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  30. 30. Truth Is What Truth Is , gajanan mishra
  31. 31. The Truth About The Truth , Morgan Michaels
  32. 32. Truth Creates Truth , gajanan mishra
  33. 33. Truth Is Truth And It Is All In All , gajanan mishra
  34. 34. Truth And Error , Robert Herrick
  35. 35. Truth , Sandra Osborne
  36. 36. 'Me And Teddy Bears - The Truth' (Exclus.. , Michael Shepherd
  37. 37. The Truth About Life , Sylvia Chidi
  38. 38. Time Of Truth , Linda Ori
  39. 39. Truth Is Stranger Than Friction , Michael Shepherd
  40. 40. Spirit & Truth , Luke Easter
  41. 41. In Cause Truth Risk All Truth Defend , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  42. 42. God Is Truth And Truth Is God , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  43. 43. Truth And Falsehood , Robert Herrick
  44. 44. Sonnet- What’s Life Truth? , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  45. 45. Sonnet Xi: In Truth, Oh Love , Sir Philip Sidney
  46. 46. The Truth Of A Lie , Cecelia Weir
  47. 47. Truth Aboute World , Vlad Narkevic
  48. 48. The Truth Is Blind , David Gascoyne
  49. 49. Patient, Thou Speak’st Only The Truth , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  50. 50. Sonnet-Truth Remains The Same , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
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