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Baby Picture - Poem by Anne Sexton

It's in the heart of the grape
where that smile lies.
It's in the good-bye-bow in the hair
where that smile lies.
It's in the clerical collar of the dress
where that smile lies.
What smile?
The smile of my seventh year,
caught here in the painted photograph.

It's peeling now, age has got it,
a kind of cancer of the background
and also in the assorted features.
It's like a rotten flag
or a vegetable from the refrigerator,
pocked with mold.
I am aging without sound,
into darkness, darkness.

Anne,
who are you?

I open the vein
and my blood rings like roller skates.
I open the mouth
and my teeth are an angry army.
I open the eyes
and they go sick like dogs
with what they have seen.
I open the hair
and it falls apart like dust balls.
I open the dress
and I see a child bent on a toilet seat.
I crouch there, sitting dumbly
pushing the enemas out like ice cream,
letting the whole brown world
turn into sweets.

Anne,
who are you?

Merely a kid keeping alive.


Comments about Baby Picture by Anne Sexton

  • Veteran Poet - 1,838 Points Mohammed Anas Affan (9/21/2016 1:57:00 AM)

    nice imagination.............beautiful thought....thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 64,064 Points * Sunprincess * (8/9/2015 3:24:00 PM)

    ...incredible imagery...nicely written ★ (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,007 Points John Richter (10/6/2014 3:01:00 PM)

    Anne is such a beautiful soul...... yet tortured by some inability to fully enjoy her own self... I'm sad of that, but glad she lived to write things like this, things that we all feel at some point. I think if I had met her I would most want to have told her that I understand...... Someone coined her poetry as confessional, I suppose because it tends to explore inner thoughts, and self. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Baby

  1. 1. Baby Picture , Anne Sexton
  2. 2. A Baby In The House , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  3. 3. Little Brown Baby , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  4. 4. Baby Mine , Ernestine Northover
  5. 5. The Lost Baby Poem , Lucille Clifton
  6. 6. ! Baby Love, Maybe Love , Michael Shepherd
  7. 7. Baby Charley. , Sidney Lanier
  8. 8. (013) My Baby Cousin (Lovely Z.. , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  9. 9. (022) Waiting For The Baby , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  10. 10. A Baby Asleep After Pain , David Herbert Lawrence
  11. 11. His Wife And Baby , Isabella Valancy Crawford
  12. 12. Sweet Baby , Linda Ori
  13. 13. A Baby Running Barefoot , David Herbert Lawrence
  14. 14. (l) 5 (My Baby) My Inner Sun , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  15. 15. (015) This Baby Is Wonderful. , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  16. 16. Baby , hazem al jaber
  17. 17. Baby, Listen To My Heart! , Sylvia Chidi
  18. 18. To A Baby Firefly (Preschool) , C.J. Heck
  19. 19. Baby Brother (Children) , C.J. Heck
  20. 20. Baby Eyes. , Bernard Shaw
  21. 21. (904) Crack Baby , Melvina Germain
  22. 22. Caroline-Just Their Baby Girl , Scarlet .....
  23. 23. I Know A Baby, Such A Baby , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  24. 24. Baby Sitter , Robert William Service
  25. 25. Our New Baby (Children) , C.J. Heck
  26. 26. Baby , Derrick Parsee
  27. 27. (l) 6 (My Baby) A New Way Of Life , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  28. 28. # 12 Haiku Baby - Baby - Baby , A Poet Who Loves To Sing ... ..
  29. 29. Hush A By Baby , Anonymous English
  30. 30. (q) 5 (Song) Won'T You Baby? ! , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  31. 31. She's My $5000.00 Dollar Baby....But She.. , Ted Sheridan
  32. 32. Baby Love, Walk With Me , Sylvia Chidi
  33. 33. Baby Vs Adult , Sylvia Chidi
  34. 34. The Precocious Baby - A Very True Tale , William Schwenck Gilbert
  35. 35. Hey Baby , Maggie Estep
  36. 36. Nature Baby , Jaye (Julianna) Low
  37. 37. A Baby's First Baby , Harold L. Ellison
  38. 38. Our Baby Boy.... , Ravi Sathasivam
  39. 39. Acts On Me My Baby , Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie
  40. 40. (()) After The Baby , Dee Wright
  41. 41. ' Baby ' , shakeita hen
  42. 42. My Baby Plays Music (All Night Long) , Esther Leclerc
  43. 43. ''Mom, Please Wash Baby Ducky! '' , Mary Nagy
  44. 44. A Mother Giraffe’s Baby-Kiss! , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  45. 45. Baby Needed A Pee , David Darbyshire
  46. 46. Happy Birthday Baby Girl...Love Mommy , Jamie Sidwell
  47. 47. A Baby In The Womb , cyclopseven Ram
  48. 48. ! Poem As Baby , Michael Shepherd
  49. 49. Portrait Of A Baby , Stephen Vincent Benet
  50. 50. Baby , Viola Pinkosky
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