On this day, writes Dickinson, most people go to Church for worship, while the narrator stays at home.
Later in life she took to dressing entirely in white. Setting of the Poem: The poem was written in the nineteenth century slightly post the beginning of metaphysical poetry. The concept of Heaven to the poet is not an ultimate, but a present unfolding.
Dickinson was a kept person who was fond of wearing white, preferred staying in and hardly interacted with anyone. It can be minimal and natural as followed by the poet.
According to Dickinson, the orchards form the dome of the Church and the bird Bobolink serves as the choir. It is a religious holiday from all seemingly futile elements in life. One can see her in this way; or, recognizing the depth of her mysticism, we can suggest that she cultivated a self-defined monastic life of contemplation and poetry.
While unconventional by the religious standards of her day, the argument can be made that she was a deep mystic. The centre of the poem is the day of Sabbath, or the day of rest in the Bible. Despite this anonymity during her lifetime, Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the greatest of American poets.
If one reads her poetry side-by-side with the poet-saints of India, for example, the parallels in metaphoric language and insight become obvious.
Following her return from Mount Holyoke, Emily Dickinson almost never left Amherst again, rarely even leaving the grounds of her family home.