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Emily Dickinson

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

Faith—is the Pierless Bridge


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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.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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