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Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church


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 least --
I'm going, all along.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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