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Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers

From the daguerreotype taken at Mount Holyoke, December 1846 or early 1847. The only authenticated portrait of Emily Dickinson later than childhood, the original is held by the Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College.

Isn’t there a bit of a poet in every gardener? After all, many of our greatest poets turned to their garden, whether for inspiration or solace when the words wouldn’t come or another rejection letter showed up. During her lifetime, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) was better known as a gardener than as a poet. Currently the […]