Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

1. Song For A Lady 8/7/2015
2. The Legend Of The One-Eyed Man 3/29/2010
3. The Fury Of Overshoes 3/29/2010
4. The Fury Of Cooks 3/29/2010
5. Some Foreign Letters 3/29/2010
6. Portrait Of An Old Woman On The College Tavern Wall 3/29/2010
7. The Kite 3/29/2010
8. Torn Down From Glory Daily 3/29/2010
9. The Lost Ingredient 3/29/2010
10. The Errand 3/29/2010
11. The Hangman 3/29/2010
12. Raccoon 3/29/2010
13. The Interrogation Of The Man Of Many Hearts 3/29/2010
14. The Firebombers 3/29/2010
15. With Mercy For The Greedy 3/29/2010
16. Where I Live In This Honorable House Of The Laurel Tree 3/29/2010
17. The Break Away 3/29/2010
18. Hutch 3/29/2010
19. The Child Bearers 3/29/2010
20. The Fury Of Jewels And Coal 3/29/2010
21. For Johnny Pole On The Forgotten Beach 3/29/2010
22. The Balance Wheel 3/29/2010
23. Woman With Girdle 3/29/2010
24. The Fury Of Guitars And Sopranos 3/29/2010
25. The Fury Of God's Good-Bye 3/29/2010
26. The Stand-Ins 3/29/2010
27. The Author Of The Jesus Papers Speaks 3/29/2010
28. The Other 3/29/2010
29. The Fury Of Sunrises 3/29/2010
30. The Earth Falls Down 3/29/2010
31. To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph 3/29/2010
32. The Doctor Of The Heart 3/29/2010
33. The Death King 3/29/2010
34. Knee Song 3/29/2010
35. The Bells 3/29/2010
36. The Big Boots Of Pain 3/29/2010
37. The Expatriates 3/29/2010
38. In Memoriam 3/29/2010
39. The Fallen Angels 3/29/2010
40. The Wifebeater 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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The Black Art

A woman who writes feels too much,
those trances and portents!
As if cycles and children and islands
weren't enough; as if mourners and gossips
and vegetables were never enough.
She thinks she can warn the stars.
A writer is essentially a spy.
Dear love, I am that girl.

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