Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

41. The Fury Of Hating Eyes 3/29/2010
42. The Earth Falls Down 3/29/2010
43. The Death Baby 3/29/2010
44. The Fury Of Sunrises 3/29/2010
45. To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph 3/29/2010
46. The Break Away 3/29/2010
47. The Fallen Angels 3/29/2010
48. The Earth 3/29/2010
49. Knee Song 3/29/2010
50. The Big Boots Of Pain 3/29/2010
51. In Memoriam 3/29/2010
52. The Angel Food Dogs 3/29/2010
53. The Wifebeater 3/29/2010
54. Wallflower 3/29/2010
55. The Double Image 3/29/2010
56. The Evil Seekers 3/29/2010
57. When Man Enters Woman 3/29/2010
58. The Exorcists 3/29/2010
59. Lament 3/29/2010
60. Kind Sir: These Woods 3/29/2010
61. Small Wire 3/29/2010
62. The Children 3/29/2010
63. With Mercy For The Greedy 3/29/2010
64. Lullaby 3/29/2010
65. The Assassin 3/29/2010
66. Elizabeth Gone 3/29/2010
67. Rowing 3/29/2010
68. The Civil War 3/29/2010
69. The Fury Of Beautiful Bones 3/29/2010
70. The Red Dance 3/29/2010
71. For God While Sleeping 3/29/2010
72. My Friend, My Friend 3/29/2010
73. Letter Written On A Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound 3/29/2010
74. The Farmer's Wife 3/29/2010
75. The Twelve Dancing Princesses 3/29/2010
76. The Death King 3/29/2010
77. The Nude Swim 3/29/2010
78. In Excelsis 3/29/2010
79. Red Roses 3/29/2010
80. The Stand-Ins 3/29/2010

Comments about Anne Sexton

  • Harlean (9/22/2018 3:32:00 PM)

    She wanted to be Sylvia Plath so bad that it hurt.

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  • Cammy Michelson (5/27/2018 9:40:00 AM)

    A beautiful, unsettling work of art. A summary of a tortured and torturing life.

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  • Ellie (5/11/2018 2:54:00 PM)

    I loved it ❤️❤️🧡🧡💛💛💚💚💙💙💜💜💞💓💗❣️💕💖💘💝💟

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  • Buttetflly (5/1/2018 11:37:00 AM)

    Great poems

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

    Like your poems

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

    She was fucking mental but I love her.

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  • 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.

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Best Poem of Anne Sexton

Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty)

Consider
a girl who keeps slipping off,
arms limp as old carrots,
into the hypnotist's trance,
into a spirit world
speaking with the gift of tongues.
She is stuck in the time machine,
suddenly two years old sucking her thumb,
as inward as a snail,
learning to talk again.
She's on a voyage.
She is swimming further and further back,
up like a salmon,
struggling into her mother's pocketbook.
Little doll child,
come here to Papa.
Sit on my knee.
I have kisses for the back of your neck.
A penny for your thoughts, Princess.
I will ...

Read the full of Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty)

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.