Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Poetry Tuesday: "Faith Is a Fine Invention" by Emily Dickinson



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

--Emily Dickinson

42 comments:

Seams Inspired said...

Love this! :o) I think this particular Emily Dickinson is a great way to introduce my children to fabulous poetry. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday! :o)

Tabor said...

Emily was a bit of a genius.

Madi and Mom said...

Lovely poem and a very healthy plate of fish oil!!!
BB you are too funny,
Hugs Madi and Mom

Tracy said...

LOVE IT.

Leah J. Utas said...

Wonderful poem and well illustrated.

Jules said...

LOL, the poem was great but the pic... reminded me of my vitamins I need to go choke down :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Parsley said...

So true

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice verse, I really enjoy Emily.

baygirl32 said...

love it! I can't stop staring at the capsules wondering what oil they contain

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I love Emily Dickinson. Such great wit.

Ann Best said...

Dickinson is one of my favorite poets. Her poetry is so economical. She reminds me of a poet friend who wrote in that same cryptic way. So much emotion/wisdom/insight packed into just a few tight lines!
Ann Best, Long Journey Home

Baby Sister said...

Short, sweet, and to the point. Love it!!

mskanorado said...

LOVE it! :)

Old Kitty said...

Good ol Ms Dickinson!! A very practical romantic! Take care
x

Cheeseboy said...

Nothing like a good Dickinson poem to start your Tuesday morning.

Mary said...

Enjoyed the poetry, the Monday roses and will be trying out the chocolate mint cookies! What a lady of great resource you are Betty. Happy Tuesday.

Entre Nous said...

That's my theory on the whole thing.. :}

The Empress said...

Wonderful!! And, best part? easy to put to memory.

Brian said...

I think that makes a lot of sense!

Kimberly Franklin said...

That was greatness!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's to the point!

Mamma has spoken said...

Only you can make fish pills look great!

floweringmama said...

Ah fish oil. Nothing like burping tuna all day! :-) Emily rocks!

floweringmama said...

Ah fish oil. Nothing like burping tuna all day! :-) Emily rocks!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Emily!

:-)

Gentle Winter hugs...

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

:D This was funny!

blueviolet said...

I never knew Emily to have wit. Love that!

Ann said...

well isn't that just a nice little poem. and very true as well.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I love it. That's a great poem. Thanks, Betty.
xoRobyn

Susan Fields said...

Good point, Emily! When my mom wanted me to learn some poetry, she taught me an Emily Dickinson poem.

Marlene said...

Ha ha - so true! This one, I can relate to!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Very nice & so true! Emily is one of my favorites!!

Jimmy said...

I picked up on the fish oil quicker than the poem, even though the poem is greater than the pills :)

Zuzana said...

Written by a true pragmatic.;) I admire that plenty as I am on the opposite side of the scale at all times.;)) Thank you for a lovely dose of reality.;))
xoxo

Georgina Dollface said...

Very cool photo! When it comes to my health, I'm with Emily, I need science on my side. - G

slommler said...

So true!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Dreamfarm Girl said...

I love that so many people love Emily, almost as much as I love Emily myself.

Lin said...

I like that, Betty. :)

Brian (not the cat) said...

We need microscopes badly.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Fish oil and Emily Dickinson-- Lovely combo :-)
jj

Leanne said...

so true . . .

Catherine said...

Some very wise words indeed!
xo Catherine