some keep the sabbath going to church (emily dickinson)

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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.



“Some keep the Sabbath by going to Church -” by Emily Dickinson
feature image provided by Jessica Malone Latham


1 Comment

  1. I love it and I love your reflections on your birth story. It is times like these that help us mature and see the real beauty and simplicity of life.
    Love to you and yours.

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