Friday, October 28, 2016

Emily Dickinson and Gardens from Gigi Thibodeau

A few weeks ago the PowWow Rover Poets presented a program in Newburyport on Emily Dickinson's poetry and gardens. Unfortunately I was only there for the tail end and missed Gigi Thibodeau's moving talk, Of Words and Wings an Other Sacred Ordinary Things. She generously shared it on her blog, The Magpie's Fancy, along with some of her photographs. I highly recommend checking it out.

In her talk, she referred to the poem:

“The pedigree of honey
Does not concern the Bee—
A clover anytime to Him
Is aristocracy.”

which led me to my folder of photos of old calligraphy and this:

I'm not sure how clear it is in the photo but the paper contains a large watermark of a beehive. I found a few more in one of my paper drawers and look forward to seeing what the poem will look like when I do it again.

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