Friday, November 18, 2011

Poetry Friday -- #NCTE11


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—



Tabatha has the Poetry Friday Roundup at The Opposite of Indifference. My lateness to the Poetry Friday Party this week is due, not to indifference, but the "opposite of indifference," which in this case is the overwhelming press of Life as I got ready to come to NCTE in Chicago.

Today has been an Extraordinary Poetry Friday, spent in the company of lots of Poetry and Poetry Friday friends, most especially Heidi, of My Juicy Little Universe, to whom I dedicate today's poem pick -- one that found me as quick as I got Internet access (the secret code worked -- thanks, Patrick!) and started looking, and which seems to fit quite nicely with our chat this afternoon! 

GASP!! I just went to Heidi's blog to grab the link and look at the image she chose for her poem today...a poem which completely captures how I felt yesterday at the Field Museum...

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing gathering up there - Have a "dazzling," glorious weekend and thanks for the Emily Dickinson offering!

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