"The Soul has bandaged moments" is one of American poet Emily Dickinson's many poems that explore, examine, and marvel at the human soul. Here, the soul is personified as a woman who lives a life of extremes. Sometimes, she is visited by malevolent "thought[s]" in the form of "Goblin[s]" or "Horror[s]"; less frequently, she has "moments of escape" in which she dances "like a Bomb." The poem thus builds a picture of a soul at the mercy of its emotions, unable to exert much control over its feelings. The poem, like much of Dickinson's work, wasn't published until after Dickinson's death; it first appeared in the 1945 collection Bolts of Melody.