Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

"Faith" Is A Fine Invention - Poem by Emily Dickinson


"Faith" is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see—
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.

Form: Epigram

Comments about "Faith" Is A Fine Invention by Emily Dickinson

  • Diane Montemayor (7/6/2016 8:23:00 AM)

    Dear Sir,

    The poem tells about to see is to believe.
    What a little faith? .
    Faith is your heart tells that something good will happen the moment you believe in Him.

    Diane (Report) Reply

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  • James Corro James Corro (5/23/2016 2:46:00 AM)

    Nice. It's about faith that can be magnified depending on your belief. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Billsborough (4/8/2016 4:01:00 PM)

    Succinct and witty. A great talent.
    Tom Billsborough (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince Clarence Prince (3/10/2016 10:11:00 AM)

    Faith gives us hope! (Report) Reply

  • Anzelyne Shideshe Anzelyne Shideshe (2/10/2016 8:01:00 AM)

    Short, precise and informative (Report) Reply

  • Ricky Cloud (12/25/2015 1:40:00 PM)

    To the point. (Report) Reply

  • Emylee Hubbard (5/29/2015 8:50:00 PM)

    Simple yet elegant👌 (Report) Reply

  • John Richter (2/6/2015 11:33:00 AM)

    Age old argument for science to prevail! (Report) Reply

  • Karan Pratap Singh Karan Pratap Singh (1/12/2015 12:04:00 PM)

    A good poem indeed by Emily. I really find it flawless. (Report) Reply

  • Carl Wilde (9/14/2014 3:57:00 AM)

    The poem challenges men, to be more open minded! (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/1/2014 5:59:00 AM)

    I feel that the poetess leaves it open for the reader to think and make his or her own judgement in terms of his or her beliefs. one doesn't have to worry very much about what is obvious. On he other hand, prudence is a must with things not so obvious and hard to understand. Poem has a deep meaning. I like it and appreciate poetess's brevity as well as cleverness to put it in few words. Great poetess. (Report) Reply

  • Primrose Tee Primrose Tee (7/2/2014 2:03:00 PM)

    Short and straight to th point (Report) Reply

  • Angelina Holmes (5/3/2014 8:52:00 AM)

    Science and religion... prevalent issue. (Report) Reply

  • Ravindran Govindaraju Ravindran Govindaraju (2/22/2014 6:21:00 AM)

    Action is more divine than prayers make.. (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry Is It Poetry (2/12/2014 12:56:00 PM)

    The difference
    faith and science
    is clear....iip (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry Is It Poetry (2/12/2014 12:56:00 PM)

    The difference
    faith and science
    is clear....iip (Report) Reply

  • Arun K (1/18/2014 9:28:00 AM)

    I think this is about how people trust in traditional methods of cure based largely in trust rather than modern medicine. (Report) Reply

  • Arun K (1/18/2014 9:27:00 AM)

    This seems to be about how people trust in traditional methods of cure instead of modern medicine. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (1/6/2014 9:14:00 PM)

    ............when gentlemen can see faith is a fine invention...
    ............in an emergency microscopes are prudent...
    .................I believe she means people only believe what they see...
    ....................so microscopes are necessary for proving what is unseen.. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/26/2013 6:16:00 AM)

    When times are real bad
    We need technology and faith
    Instead of feeling helpless and sad
    Make use of both and patiently wait (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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