by Emily Dickinson initial Language English

Some save the Sabbath going to the Church --I save it, remaining at home --With a Bobolink for a Chorister --And one Orchard, because that a Dome --Some store the Sabbath in Surplice --I just wear my wing --And rather of tolling the Bell, for Church,Our little Sexton -- sings.God preaches, a provided Clergyman --And the sermon is never long,So instead of acquiring to Heaven, at last --I"m going, every along.

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

Here Emily Dickinson appears to suggest that true praise occurs at home -- or within oneself -- fairly than in the public domain that church. She celebrates a worship that is simple, essential, direct.For her, trees form the roof of her church ("an Orchard, for a Dome"). The living people near-at-hand is her ar of worship. Local songbirds kind her choir.

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The is in she solitary moments and her private communions with nearby nature the Dickinson meet the sacred.She find within this interior people that God preaches come her straight -- "a listed Clergyman" indeed!I specifically love the close up door lines:So rather of getting to Heaven, at last —I"m going, all along.The trip to heaven has end up being a component of her, it filling her whole world. The is not relegated come the future, after death or at some finish time, but a consistent unfolding in the present.

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