The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually

Hand-Lettered Illustrations of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry b David Clemesha Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales

Tell All the Truth But Tell It Slant
by 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 Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind –

[Thanks Brain Pickings and Al Filreis!]