Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


A Service Of Song

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!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston