Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

81. The Evil Eye 3/29/2010
82. The Twelve Dancing Princesses 3/29/2010
83. The Evil Seekers 3/29/2010
84. Gods 3/29/2010
85. The Inventory Of Goodbye 3/29/2010
86. Small Wire 3/29/2010
87. The Play 3/29/2010
88. The Fury Of Sunsets 3/29/2010
89. The Ambition Bird 3/29/2010
90. Where It Was At Back Then 3/29/2010
91. Locked Doors 3/29/2010
92. The Exorcists 3/29/2010
93. More Than Myself 3/29/2010
94. The Earth Falls Down 3/29/2010
95. For God While Sleeping 3/29/2010
96. It Is A Spring Afternoon 3/29/2010
97. The Children 3/29/2010
98. The Room Of My Life 3/29/2010
99. In Excelsis 3/29/2010
100. Mr. Mine 3/29/2010
101. Ringing The Bells 3/29/2010
102. Star-Nosed Mole 3/29/2010
103. Lobster 3/29/2010
104. The Red Dance 3/29/2010
105. The Frog Prince 3/29/2010
106. The Doctor Of The Heart 3/29/2010
107. Just Once 3/29/2010
108. When Man Enters Woman 3/29/2010
109. The Ballad Of The Lonely Masturbator 3/29/2010
110. Dreaming The Breasts 3/29/2010
111. To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph 3/29/2010
112. The Big Heart 3/29/2010
113. The Nude Swim 3/29/2010
114. Love Letter Written In A Burning Building 3/29/2010
115. Doors, Doors, Doors 3/29/2010
116. Earthworm 3/29/2010
117. Mother And Daughter 3/29/2010
118. Red Riding Hood 3/29/2010
119. Rapunzel 3/29/2010
120. You, Doctor Martin 3/29/2010

Comments about Anne Sexton

  • 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.

  • 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 :)

  • 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.

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

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

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 ...

Read the full of 45 Mercy Street

Her Kind

have gone out, a possessed witch,
haunting the black air, braver at night;
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
over the plain houses, light by light:
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.
I have been her kind.

I have found the warm caves in the woods,

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