To lose one’s faith — surpass
The loss of an Estate —
Because Estates can be
Replenished — faith cannot —

Inherited with Life —
Belief — but once — can be —
Annihilate a single clause —
And Being’s — Beggary —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem To lose one’s faith — surpass

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  1. frumpo says:

    There is just one apostasy. We come into this world (or into my particular family in 19th-century Amherst, MA) believing in God. If we lose or reject that faith, we will never get it back.

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