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Faith-is the Pierless Bridge Analysis

Author: Poetry of Emily Dickinson Type: Poetry Views: 580

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Faith-is the Pierless Bridge
Supporting what We see
Unto the Scene that We do not-
Too slender for the eyeIt bears the Soul as bold
As it were rocked in Steel
With Arms of Steel at either side-
It joins-behind the VeilTo what, could We presume
The Bridge would cease to be
To Our far, vacillating Feet
A first Necessity.


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.: The pierless bridge :.

To the world at large, faith seems to have no basis in reality, no visible means of support. And yet it connects us, supports us, when we need to move from the present reality, pleasant or unpleasant, agreeable or shocking, to what is not for us real. In that way, faith can carry us from the here and now to the eternal, to the unseen, but it can also carry us to the future here on earth when things will be different. Sometimes we need to be able to envision that in order to go on.

We are told by Ms. Dickinson that faith is not substantial in the real world, the eye cannot perceive it because of its lack of substance. Yet it is as solid as a bridge made of steel. It bears our spiritual selves to where we need to go spiritually with the utmost solidity, as in a steel cradle, supported with the sturdiest steel arms, like solid, secure railings that will not let that cradle fall off the bridge.

She finally tells us in the ultimate sentence, quite elegantly, that the bridge of faith takes us to something far beyond our sight, something that, if we could simply presume its truth -- the way we absolutely know Paris is in France and France is in Europe, even if we've never been there -- we wouldn't need the bridge at all. There is a circular closure to this poem. If we could hold as a given the place where faith takes us, we wouldn't need faith at all. We never would have. But we can't presume. Until we reach the destination in reality, faith will remain the pierless bridge, invisible but solid.

This may be my favorite poem of all time.

| Posted on 2005-04-13 | by Approved Guest

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