Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

41. The Assassin 3/29/2010
42. Ringing The Bells 3/29/2010
43. The Play 3/29/2010
44. The Other 3/29/2010
45. The Fury Of Sunrises 3/29/2010
46. The Fury Of Hating Eyes 3/29/2010
47. The Earth Falls Down 3/29/2010
48. To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph 3/29/2010
49. The Earth 3/29/2010
50. The House 3/29/2010
51. Knee Song 3/29/2010
52. The Big Boots Of Pain 3/29/2010
53. In Memoriam 3/29/2010
54. Said The Poet To The Analyst 3/29/2010
55. Red Roses 3/29/2010
56. The Gold Key 3/29/2010
57. The Wifebeater 3/29/2010
58. Wallflower 3/29/2010
59. The Room Of My Life 3/29/2010
60. The Evil Seekers 3/29/2010
61. When Man Enters Woman 3/29/2010
62. The Exorcists 3/29/2010
63. The Frog Prince 3/29/2010
64. Lament 3/29/2010
65. Kind Sir: These Woods 3/29/2010
66. The Inventory Of Goodbye 3/29/2010
67. In Excelsis 3/29/2010
68. The Children 3/29/2010
69. The Break Away 3/29/2010
70. Star-Nosed Mole 3/29/2010
71. The Fury Of God's Good-Bye 3/29/2010
72. The Fury Of Flowers And Worms 3/29/2010
73. Lullaby 3/29/2010
74. The Red Dance 3/29/2010
75. The Ambition Bird 3/29/2010
76. Elizabeth Gone 3/29/2010
77. Rowing 3/29/2010
78. Hornet 3/29/2010
79. That Day 3/29/2010
80. The Civil War 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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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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