Oh Emily


I love this poem, it’s my favorite Dickinson. I read it to my daughter today while we painted a bird house. It was lovely.

“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.” – Emily Dickinson

Do you have a favorite poem? 

The finished product

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