Faith—is the Pierless Bridge

Emily Dickinson

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Faith—is the Pierless Bridge
Supporting what We see
Unto the Scene that We do not—
Too slender for the eye

It bears the Soul as bold
As it were rocked in Steel
With Arms of Steel at either side—
It joins—behind the Veil

To what, could We presume
The Bridge would cease to be
To Our far, vacillating Feet
A first Necessity.

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Comments3
  • zulma

    Read this back in school. Beautiful take on the mystery of faith and the unseen.

    • rombawadeja27

      Honestly, found this piece a bit overrated. Difficult to understand and just didn't hit the mark for me.

      • momthepoet

        I revisit "Faith—is the Pierless Bridge" often since my early years. Each time, I'm struck by the enduring power and mystery of faith it portrays so eloquently. It's a sublime reminder of faith's role as a steadfast bridge guiding us through the unknown. Hard to grasp but deeply stirring.