Ars Poetica

One nerve ending,

dying from subtlety,

strains to tell all the truth,

slanted as it were.


Ars Poetica. Ars Poetica is a term meaning “The Art of Poetry” or “On the Nature of Poetry”. Early examples of Artes Poeticae by Aristotle and Horace have survived and many other poems bear the same name.

Tell all the truth, but tell it slant. Emily Dickinson
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