Emily Dickinson

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

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


"Faith" is a fine invention
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  • Anzelyne Shideshe Anzelyne Shideshe (2/10/2016 8:01:00 AM)

    Short, precise and informative (Report) Reply

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  • 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 (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

  • Andrew Newman (10/22/2013 3:14:00 PM)

    She calls faith and invention and then compares it to a Microscope, and how usless both are in tough times (Report) Reply

  • Majed Fox (9/29/2013 7:03:00 PM)

    Faith is a fine invention
    When Gentlemen can see—
    But Microscopes are prudent
    In an Emergency. (Report) Reply

  • Barucn Atta (7/26/2013 9:28:00 AM)

    Emily capitalizes her Metaphors. Metaphors be with you.
    Baruch Atta, Baltimore (Report) Reply

    Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (2/1/2016 2:27:00 PM)

    Yes, the metaphor is strong with this one :)

  • Alex Smith (2/25/2013 3:35:00 PM)

    This is an anti religious poem. She is calling faith an 'invention' i.e. something made up by people - a technology. In particular, it is an invention used by 'Gentlemen' or the establishment support their version of the 'truth'.

    While religion may be a useful 'tool', if you actually want to find the truth of something, especially if its important, then science / actual observation is required. (Report) Reply

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