Saturday, October 3, 2009

All About Faith and Experience

To lose one's faith surpasses
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
~Emily Dickinson~

I stepped from plank to plank
So slow and cautiously;
The stars about my head I felt,
About my feet the sea.

I knew not but the next
Would be my final inch,-
This gave me that precious gift
Some call experience.
~Emily Dickinson~


Mike said...

Thanks for sharing!! I love Emily Dickinson! They say she wrote almost 2000 poems, many of which haven't been published or released.

Most of all, I love her work because her poems have a great deal of meaning and are about real things--like life and death. But also, they're short and to the point.

I think it can certainly be said that she was a poem herself.


Teresa said...

She is a great poet. One of my very favorites as well!