Thursday, May 27, 2010

A poet gardener

NATURE, the gentlest mother, 
Impatient of no child, 
The feeblest or the waywardest,— 
Her admonition mild 

In forest and the hill 
By traveller is heard, 
Restraining rampant squirrel 
Or too impetuous bird.
-Emily Dickinson
to read this poem in its entirety, click here


Did you know that Emily Dickinson was better known in her lifetime as a gardener than as a poet?  "Emily Dickinson's Garden, The Poetry of Flowers" an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden kicked off April 30 and will be open until June 13.  Unfortunately, I won't be able to experience it in person, but I enjoyed NPR's Morning Edition program on it today.    Click on over to NPR to listen to the story, see pictures from the exhibit, and learn more about Emily Dickinson, the poet gardener.  Or go to the New York Botanical Garden site for details about the exhibit.

1 comment:

leavesnbloom said...

lovely poem Ginny.