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Emily Dickinson - Faith -- is the Pierless Bridge

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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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 915. Faith -- is the Pierless Bridge
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Feb 14 2011

Comment 5 of 5, added on March 8th, 2005 at 8:33 AM.

I was also searching for this poem after I saw it on "Joan of Arcadia". It sort of stuck out to me in the episode, and I wasn't going to post a comment, but I found it amusing so many other people have looked for it for the same reason. That's why I love "Joan"...it really makes me think, and opens me up to new worlds.

Rebecca from United States
Comment 4 of 5, added on March 7th, 2005 at 1:34 PM.

I also heard this poem on "Joan of Arcadia." I was in need of a poem for my Literature class and this seemed to be handed to me.

Lacey from United States
Comment 3 of 5, added on March 5th, 2005 at 2:06 PM.

I too had never heard this poem until I heard it on "Joan of Arcadia." I was struck by it instantly and thought I would try to find it online...only to see that someone else heard it on that show as well. On the show they comment how we do not see immediate results of our actions...sometimes they are just too small to see, but they are there...and that's what is important. I know nothing of poetry but I am still fasinated with this poem and others by Emily Dickinson.

Matt from United States

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