Monadnoc from afar

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dark flower of Cheshire garden,
  Red evening duly dyes
Thy sombre head with rosy hues
  To fix far-gazing eyes.
Well the Planter knew how strongly
  Works thy form on human thought;
I muse what secret purpose had he
  To draw all fancies to this spot. 


Ralph Waldo Emerson is just one of the to have written about the rocky outcrop of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. Other poets who have been inspired by Mount Monadnock include Henry David Thoreau and Amy Lowell.