Treasure Island

Anne Sexton

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

Poems of Anne Sexton

161. The Red Dance 3/29/2010
162. The Road Back 3/29/2010
163. The Room of My Life 3/29/2010
164. The Stand-Ins 3/29/2010
165. The Starry Night 3/29/2010
166. The Touch 3/29/2010
167. The Truth the Dead Know 6/27/2006
168. The Twelve Dancing Princesses 3/29/2010
169. The Waiting Head 3/29/2010
170. The Wedding Ring Dance 3/29/2010
171. The Wifebeater 3/29/2010
172. The Witch's Life 3/29/2010
173. To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph 3/29/2010
174. Torn Down From Glory Daily 3/29/2010
175. Unknown Girl In A Maternity Ward 3/29/2010
176. Us 3/29/2010
177. Wallflower 3/29/2010
178. Wanting to Die 3/29/2010
179. What's That 3/29/2010
180. When Man Enters Woman 3/29/2010

The Kiss

My mouth blooms like a cut.
I've been wronged all year, tedious
nights, nothing but rough elbows in them
and delicate boxes of Kleenex calling crybaby
crybaby, you fool!

Before today my body was useless.
Now it's tearing at its square corners.
It's tearing old Mary's garments off, knot by knot

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