Throughout the summer we are going to challenge you to think of books that move you to travel --to walk in the footsteps of the author or to go to the places on the pages.
Soon New York buses will be graced with another poem, this one from Emily Dickinson. Care of the Poetry Society of America riders can read a bit of poetry as the bus pulls into the stop. According to executive director of the PSA, the latest poem with share "How happy is the little stone that rambles in the road alone, and doesn't care about careers and exigencies never fears." A good thing to ponder these days. The presence of Emily will certainly help to promote an exhibition, which the Poetry Society of America co-sponsored, at the New York Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden has recreated the gardens which fed Emily's soul and moved her to discover her timeless prose. Throughout the garden are 30 poems placed near the flowers and trees from which her inspiration blossomed.
We suggest this Poetic Vacation:
Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers is open through August 1, 2010. To get the full scoop watch this segment on PBS, The Garden Roots of Emily Dickinson's Poetry -click here to watch. (Thanks to The Dreamer for sharing the PBS story with us!) For even more inspiration listen to NPR's segment and check out the photos, click here.
We invite you to think of a favorite poem. Where would it take you on vacation? Another option: think of a place and then search for a poem about it. Tell us about the poet/poetry and the place that inspires the trip! Please feel free to write out the entire poem.