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Tell all the truth

Posted by Simon Parke, 05 June 2017, 5.39am

My poem of the week is Tell all the truth by Emily Dickinson.

For me, it’s about the complexity of truth as well as its bright wonder

Both these facets can be lost to sight during an election campaign.

Truth screams if we attempt to pin it down to a programme or a belief.

And truth screams often…

Tell all the truth

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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