Friday, May 28, 2010

How Poetry Grew in Emily's Garden

She knew a great deal about plants, and she grew them very well ... And what we found is that her poems are not sentimental valentines to flowers. They're serious poems, but they're tied to her great passion for plants and nature. So we decided, well, we should introduce people to Emily Dickinson not only as a poet, but as a gardener.
The New York Botanical Gardens pays tribute to the reclusive poet in an exhibition called Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers. You can take a look at the slides of the garden on the NPR website and listen to the radio programme.

I also came across a beautiful blog dedicated to Dickinson's garden.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I just recently discovered your blog and am so glad I did. What a sweet post!