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Emily Dickinson's garden - The Poetry of Flowers

If you're in New York, you absolutely cannot miss this beautiful exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens. Emily Dickinson, the famed reclusive poet of the 19th century, was a lover of nature, and her garden was recreated in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. What can I say, except that it's just stunning...

Here's one of her many vivid reflections upon nature:

Nature -- the Gentlest Mother is,
Impatient of no Child --
The feeblest -- or the waywardest --
Her Admonition mild --


In Forest -- and the Hill --
By Traveller -- be heard --
Restraining Rampant Squirrel --
Or too impetuous Bird --


How fair Her Conversation --
A Summer Afternoon --
Her Household -- Her Assembly --
And when the Sun go down --


Her Voice among the Aisles
Incite the timid prayer
Of the minutest Cricket --
The most unworthy Flower --


When all the Children sleep --
She turns as long away
As will suffice to light Her lamps --
Then bending from the Sky --


With infinite Affection --
And infiniter Care --
Her Golden finger on Her lip --
Wills Silence -- Everywhere 

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