Dancing girls... oops, I mean words

I love words. Always have. But obviously, as a writer, that makes sense, right?

On of my favorite pieces of poetry is from Emily Dickinson.
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant---
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lightening to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind---

Isn't this the truth? Oh man..just caught what I said.

She did 'dazzle gradually' didn't she. Took a few lines to get to her point, wonder if that was planned?

Hm..I'll be coming back to this. I know I wrote a poem years ago after first reading this one. If I can't find it, I'll just redo it...I'll be back!

For more thoughts on words, check out Poetry Thursday this week.

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3 Response to "Dancing girls... oops, I mean words"

  1. Anonymous Says:
    Nov 2, 2006, 9:44:00 PM

    It can be kind to ease someone into the truth, but sometimes it's kinder to be blunt. I think the key is in discernment. I just posted my favorite Emily Dickinson poem last week. Look forward to your poem inspired by Emily's!

  2. Suzan Abrams, email: suzanabrams@live.co.uk says:
    Nov 2, 2006, 11:43:00 PM

    Beautiful & dazzling too!

  3. JP (mom) says:
    Nov 5, 2006, 8:23:00 PM

    I love Dickinson! Wonderful poem choice! cheers, JP

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