Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

1. Song For A Lady 8/7/2015
2. Letter Written On A Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound 3/29/2010
3. The Fury Of God's Good-Bye 3/29/2010
4. The Waiting Head 3/29/2010
5. Hutch 3/29/2010
6. The Fury Of Jewels And Coal 3/29/2010
7. The Fury Of Earth 3/29/2010
8. The Interrogation Of The Man Of Many Hearts 3/29/2010
9. The Errand 3/29/2010
10. The Fury Of Cooks 3/29/2010
11. The Lost Ingredient 3/29/2010
12. Portrait Of An Old Woman On The College Tavern Wall 3/29/2010
13. The Firebombers 3/29/2010
14. For Johnny Pole On The Forgotten Beach 3/29/2010
15. The Fury Of Guitars And Sopranos 3/29/2010
16. The Author Of The Jesus Papers Speaks 3/29/2010
17. The Children 3/29/2010
18. The Bells 3/29/2010
19. The Expatriates 3/29/2010
20. Star-Nosed Mole 3/29/2010
21. The Consecrating Mother 3/29/2010
22. The Fury Of Abandonment 3/29/2010
23. The Play 3/29/2010
24. Knee Song 3/29/2010
25. The Angel Food Dogs 3/29/2010
26. Elizabeth Gone 3/29/2010
27. The Stand-Ins 3/29/2010
28. The Kite 3/29/2010
29. Old Dwarf Heart 3/29/2010
30. The Fury Of Beautiful Bones 3/29/2010
31. Crossing The Atlantic 7/11/2006
32. The Break 3/29/2010
33. The Death Baby 3/29/2010
34. Funnel 3/29/2010
35. Where I Live In This Honorable House Of The Laurel Tree 3/29/2010
36. Torn Down From Glory Daily 3/29/2010
37. What's That 3/29/2010
38. For God While Sleeping 3/29/2010
39. The Earth Falls Down 3/29/2010
40. In Memoriam 3/29/2010

Comments about Anne Sexton

  • Jon Holloway Jon Holloway (4/7/2018 4:25:00 PM)

    I had to read it several times but it sunk in nicely. I may have to read it again.

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  • Gulzar Hussain ranjoor (3/29/2018 12:44:00 AM)

    Your poetry is heart touching

  • sexton (2/21/2018 9:10:00 AM)

    dude her poems are so deep and some are very relatable in a lot of situations in my life

  • World level poet gulxar hussain ranjoor (1/22/2018 6:23:00 AM)

    Like your poems

  • Anne Sexton (11/30/2017 5:48:00 AM)

    She was fucking mental but I love her.

  • Russ B (11/23/2016 5:27:00 AM)

    Some people can be extremely judgemental and by being so miss entirely the whole point of the bigger picture. Anne Sexton was a brilliant poet and wrote many excellent pieces of poetry and at close of day it is the poetry that really matters.

  • Stephen W (7/27/2016 5:34:00 AM)

    Read her bio. She was a crazy person. They say she is 'modern model of a poet. This is very sad. Poetry does not have to be about madness. Lunacy is what it is. It's not poetic, just horrible suffering.

  • Lindsay Macdonald (2/7/2016 1:06:00 PM)

    Her words are simply breathtaking. It is confessionalism, said plainly in its truest form without ever being meaningless.

  • Lydia Kim (11/29/2014 6:29:00 PM)

    She's so eloquent and her words have such a pure depth. They're so honest and neither said with good nor bad intentions. Anne Sexton will live on in me and I'm sure in many others.

  • S B (5/5/2014 5:48:00 PM)

    Has many beautiful poems written, pointing out one of my favorites, Red Roses

Best Poem of Anne Sexton

For John, Who Begs Me Not To Enquire Further

Not that it was beautiful,
but that, in the end, there was
a certain sense of order there;
something worth learning
in that narrow diary of my mind,
in the commonplaces of the asylum
where the cracked mirror
or my own selfish death
outstared me.
And if I tried
to give you something else,
something outside of myself,
you would not know
that the worst of anyone
can be, finally,
an accident of hope.
I tapped my own head;
it was a glass, an inverted bowl.
It is a small thing
to rage in your own bowl.
At first it was private.
Then it ...

Read the full of For John, Who Begs Me Not To Enquire Further

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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