Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

81. Hornet 3/29/2010
82. That Day 3/29/2010
83. The Fury Of Beautiful Bones 3/29/2010
84. Ringing The Bells 3/29/2010
85. For God While Sleeping 3/29/2010
86. The Twelve Dancing Princesses 3/29/2010
87. The Evil Seekers 3/29/2010
88. Lament 3/29/2010
89. In The Deep Museum 3/29/2010
90. Oh 3/29/2010
91. Small Wire 3/29/2010
92. Love Letter Written In A Burning Building 3/29/2010
93. Dreaming The Breasts 3/29/2010
94. In Excelsis 3/29/2010
95. Rowing 3/29/2010
96. Mr. Mine 3/29/2010
97. The Gold Key 3/29/2010
98. Mother And Daughter 3/29/2010
99. The Ambition Bird 3/29/2010
100. Doors, Doors, Doors 3/29/2010
101. The Doctor Of The Heart 3/29/2010
102. My Friend, My Friend 3/29/2010
103. The Fury Of Overshoes 3/29/2010
104. Red Roses 3/29/2010
105. More Than Myself 3/29/2010
106. Menstruation At Forty 3/29/2010
107. It Is A Spring Afternoon 3/29/2010
108. Earthworm 3/29/2010
109. Gods 3/29/2010
110. Star-Nosed Mole 3/29/2010
111. The Evil Eye 3/29/2010
112. Lessons In Hunger 3/29/2010
113. Hurry Up Please It's Time 3/29/2010
114. You, Doctor Martin 3/29/2010
115. The Witch's Life 3/29/2010
116. Said The Poet To The Analyst 3/29/2010
117. Us 3/29/2010
118. Just Once 3/29/2010
119. Flee On Your Donkey 3/29/2010
120. The Big Heart 3/29/2010

Comments about Anne Sexton

  • Thomas Revitt (8/31/2013 9:34:00 PM)

    45 Mercy Street is one of the great American poems. It reflects American every day life and individual loneliness and loss, and it captures them both almost in the same line.

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  • Samanthia Moore Samanthia Moore (6/25/2013 3:19:00 PM)

    I really like anne saxton, she is a really good writter. besides what critics think of her i think shes amazing.

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  • Kevin Patrick Kevin Patrick (11/28/2012 10:16:00 PM)

    A fabulous poet, her use of language is commanding, Anne was a modern poet who did not use any of the clichés of pretentious Victorianism, her subjects are tough and emotional, she talks about the dark side because she lived in the dark side and you will never get a better depiction of depression then from this woman.

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  • Kaye Rose (5/7/2012 7:22:00 PM)

    Anne Sexton is my absolute favorite poet. She wasn't ever afraid to tackle a subject and I admire that; it's a mystery what might have come from her had she not committed suicide. We lost some great work most likely due to that.

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  • Cherie Chetyrbok (2/21/2012 12:39:00 AM)

    Excellent poet. One of my All-Time favorites.

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  • Amy Marie Amy Marie (12/19/2010 3:43:00 PM)

    I love her style. I recently made her one of my three favorite poets :)

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  • fleur de lys (7/25/2009 10:39:00 PM)

    She gets on my nerves too but I can't think of title 'The Awful Rowing Towards God' without smiling.

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  • Indigo Hawkins (2/15/2008 4:42:00 PM)

    Sexton gets on my nerves. A lot. Some of her witticisms are hilarious, though.

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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 -
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 ...

Read the full of 45 Mercy Street

Music Swims Back To Me

Wait Mister. Which way is home?
They turned the light out
and the dark is moving in the corner.
There are no sign posts in this room,
four ladies, over eighty,
in diapers every one of them.
La la la, Oh music swims back to me
and I can feel the tune they played
the night they left me

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