Anne Sexton

(9 November 1928 – 4 October 1974 / Newton, Massachusetts)

Anne Sexton Poems

1. Some Foreign Letters 3/29/2010
2. The Legend Of The One-Eyed Man 3/29/2010
3. The Child Bearers 3/29/2010
4. The Stand-Ins 3/29/2010
5. The Road Back 3/29/2010
6. The House 3/29/2010
7. The Fury Of Cooks 3/29/2010
8. Where I Live In This Honorable House Of The Laurel Tree 3/29/2010
9. The Fury Of Jewels And Coal 3/29/2010
10. With Mercy For The Greedy 3/29/2010
11. Portrait Of An Old Woman On The College Tavern Wall 3/29/2010
12. The Expatriates 3/29/2010
13. To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph 3/29/2010
14. The Fury Of Earth 3/29/2010
15. The Bells 3/29/2010
16. Torn Down From Glory Daily 3/29/2010
17. The Break 3/29/2010
18. The Moss Of His Skin 3/29/2010
19. The Waiting Head 3/29/2010
20. The Division Of Parts 3/29/2010
21. The Lost Ingredient 3/29/2010
22. The Errand 3/29/2010
23. The Hangman 3/29/2010
24. What's That 3/29/2010
25. Letter Written On A Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound 3/29/2010
26. The Fury Of Overshoes 3/29/2010
27. The Interrogation Of The Man Of Many Hearts 3/29/2010
28. Raccoon 3/29/2010
29. Old 3/29/2010
30. The Fury Of Sunrises 3/29/2010
31. The Fury Of Hating Eyes 3/29/2010
32. The Break Away 3/29/2010
33. The Fallen Angels 3/29/2010
34. The Firebombers 3/29/2010
35. Hutch 3/29/2010
36. The Kite 3/29/2010
37. The Play 3/29/2010
38. The Gold Key 3/29/2010
39. The Children 3/29/2010
40. Old Dwarf Heart 3/29/2010
Best Poem of Anne Sexton

45 Mercy Street

In my dream,
drilling into the marrow
of my entire bone,
my real dream,
I'm walking up and down Beacon Hill
searching for a street sign -
namely MERCY STREET.
Not there.

I try the Back Bay.
Not there.
Not there.
And yet I know the number.
45 Mercy Street.
I know the stained-glass window
of the foyer,
the three flights of the house
with its parquet floors.
I know the furniture and
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,
the servants.
I know the cupboard of Spode
the boat of ice, solid silver,
where the ...

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After Auschwitz

Anger,
as black as a hook,
overtakes me.
Each day,
each Nazi
took, at 8: 00 A.M., a baby
and sauteed him for breakfast
in his frying pan.

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