by Library Staff
Roald Dahl’s garden is bright with purple alliums, each
Star-burst blossom bigger than a giant peach.
Virginia Woolf’s garden flowers through night and day
With burgundy dahlias lining the fragrant way.
In fair weather or tempest, sculpted yews
Lend to Shakespeare’s garden their verdant hues.
Perfumed roses bloom without prejudice or pride
Amidst Jane Austen’s floral delights, side by side.
In Eudora Welty’s garden a profusion of camellias are seen
Pink, yellow, and white against a curtain of green.
Fiddlehead ferns gently unfurl from the earth
A graceful prelude to the gardens of William Wordsworth.
In the gardens of Emily Dickinson scarlet daylilies abound
With skies in blossom and sumptuous flora all around.
Hedges arching above Peter Rabbit’s lettuce and carrots,
Beatrix Potter’s garden delights with bountiful merits.
And delicate clematis displays its Edwardian best
Climbing through the garden of Vita Sackville-West.
Gathered together, these books make a lovely bouquet
Check them out from The Seattle Public Library today!