Some keep the Sabbath going to Church

by Emily Dickinson

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, a noted Clergyman —
And the sermon is never long -
So instead of getting to Heaven, at last -
I'm going, all along!


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