17 December 2011

Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts: Literary New England #22

Opened in 1848, Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain to some extent rivals Mount Auburn in Cambridge, Massachusetts in terms of undulating grounds, twisting paths and lush vegetation. The number of writers is far less, although there are several of note.

The marker that includes Anne Sexton (1928—74).

And the inscription on the tomb.

Karl Heinzen's impressive monument stands on a hillock above other graves.

The bust.
The marker, in the upper case, of the man sometimes spelt in the lower case: E. E. Cummings (1894—1964).

He is buried in the Clarkes' lot, on his maternal side.

Finally, the jagged grave of Eugene O'Neill (1888—1953) hides in the bushes.

On the top is a small cairn with a number of pens.

No comments: