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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part Two: Nature

LVII


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;        5
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;        10
So instead of getting to heaven at last,
I ’m going all along!

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