Tell all the truth but tell it slant

by Regis Boff

This is the most feminine poem I have ever read. It is spoken about men but not directly to them. It is timeless in this way. It speaks of children and how women must understand men as children, and to depend on using Circuit lies . As a man, I often suspect I am saved by “Circuit lies.” The Truth is not something outside, it comes from inside women and it dazzles.

BY EMILY DICKINSON
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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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