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Poem by Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


A Service of Song


Some keep the Sabbath going to church;
I keep it staying at home,
With a bobolink for a chorister,
And an orchard for a dome.

Some keep the Sabbath in surplice;
I just wear my wings,
And instead of tolling the bell for church,
Our little sexton sings.

God preaches, Ч a noted clergyman, Ч
And the sermon is never long;
So instead of getting to heaven at last,
I'm going all along!



Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


Emily Elizabeth Dickinson's other poems:
  1. Belshazzar Had a Letter
  2. New Feet within My Garden Go
  3. Psalm of the Day
  4. Our Share of Night to Bear
  5. Renunciation


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