My favorite Emily Dickinson poem was VI. A Service of Song
"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!"
I picked this poem because I can relate to it in different ways. First I can see it in nature as birds that you see gathered in a field and second I can see it as a person that would rather be outside in the world God created than in a church that man built.
I see Dickinson relating heaven as not some place that you go but where you are. In this section on nature she really relates to the bees, butterflies and even a squirrel. Not all of the poems made perfect sense to me if I had more time to read them a few more times maybe it would clear up a few of them but for the most part I really enjoyed reading all of them.