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Images from a mural on the edge of  the Amherst Cemetery:

"I hide myself within my flower / That wearing on your breast . . "

Vinnie the Cat Lady at right

3 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. karl

    I love that ED is surrounded by daisies in the mural, but I can’t figure out what type of flower is shooting from her breast. It almost looks like a dogwood blossom, but that doesn’t seem right. Does anybody know enough about flowers to share their insight?

    There is a picture of the full mural (which is huge) at: http://davidfichter.net/muralPortfolio/?subCat=historical&setID=3#Amherst%20Community%20History%20Mural

    *On a side note if you look at the mural’s brochure (http://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=296) you learn that it includes portraits of Edward Dickinson, Mabel Loomis Todd, Susan Dickinson, and even Robert Frost.

    January 24th, 2011

  2. karl

    Is it a rose?

    January 24th, 2011

  3. mscanlon

    Oh, that’s a great site, Karl! Thanks! You can just make out Frost’s knees on the lower picture I posted– I have others with him in it more clearly. The woman named Helen Hunt Jackson in the mural is the established poet that called ED a “genius” and with whom she had an active correspondence, some of which we will read.

    How ODD that the mural appears to mix the Todds in with Sue and her children, all three of whom are on the mural– they literally hem in the family but with no Austin…?

    The flower is more open and flatter than a rose– more like an open spray of orange-yellow.

    January 24th, 2011