Anne Sexton

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

The Ballad Of The Lonely Masturbator Poem by Anne Sexton

The end of the affair is always death.
She's my workshop. Slippery eye,
out of the tribe of myself my breath
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  • Rookie A.J. Chilson (11/9/2011 3:35:00 PM)

    This poem appeared in Anne Sexton's book Love Poems (1969) . I ordered a copy of it years ago at, get this, a Christian bookstore. The Cup Filler, in McKinney, Texas (in case you're curious) . And, ironically, they had one in stock.

    But never mind the story behind how I got the book, though. The Ballad Of The Lonely Masturbator is definitely my favorite Anne Sexton poem. I totally relate to the subject matter and how she speaks, even though I happen of the other gender.

    It's a shame there aren't too many good authors around today that can write the kind of stuff Anne Sexton wrote. She certaainly was one of a kind. Her kind, that is! (Report) Reply

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