"I trust your Garden was willing to die ... I do not think that mine was—it perished with beautiful reluctance, like an evening star—"
Emily Dickinson, in a letter to her Aunt Katie Sweetser, 1880
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The Poet Homes of Key West
Jessie Porter's exotic garden became the center of Key West society, and artists and writers frequently gathered there, including Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Archibald MacLeish, and Thornton Wilder.
William Carlos Williams's Hometown
Surrounding the poet's home were flower gardens that Williams passionately tended to in his spare time. Many flowers, whether from his garden or in local fields, appear in his poems, including daisies, primroses, Queen Anne's lace, and tulips.
The Carl Sandburg Cottage
The flora around the house were carefully chosen to maintain the appearance of Sandburg's childhood and include daisies, black-eyed Susans, yarrow, and phlox. Behind the cottage, there is a small wooden park with a perennial garden and a red granite boulder known as Remembrance Rock where the ashes of Carl Sandburg and his wife are buried.
The Graves of Poets
Longtime civil rights advocate Dorothy Parker's ashes were scattered in a memorial garden created in her name at the NAACP headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.