- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 74
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 6: A Service of Song. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved October 24, 2021, from
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Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 6: A Service of Song," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed October 24, 2021,.
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!