Anne Sexton
Newton, Massachusetts

Poems

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51.
You, Doctor Martin
You, Doctor Martin, walk
from breakfast to madness. Late August,
I speed through the antiseptic tunnel
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52.
The Consecrating Mother
I stand before the sea
and it rolls and rolls in its green blood
saying, 'Do not give up one god
for I have a handful.'
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53.
The Witch's Life
When I was a child
there was an old woman in our neighborhood whom we called The Witch.
All day she peered from her second story
window
from behi ...
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54.
Rapunzel
A woman
who loves a woman
is forever young.
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55.
Crossing The Atlantic
We sail out of season into on oyster-gray wind,
over a terrible hardness.
Where Dickens crossed with mal de mer
in twenty weeks or twenty days
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56.
Suicide Note
Better,
despite the worms talking to
the mare’s hoof in the field;
better,
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57.
The Abortion
Somebody who should have been born
is gone.
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58.
For John, Who Begs Me Not To Enquire Further
Not that it was beautiful,
but that, in the end, there was
a certain sense of order there;
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59.
Wanting To Die
Since you ask, most days I cannot remember.
I walk in my clothing, unmarked by that voyage.
Then the almost unnameable lust returns.
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60.
Live
Live or die, but don't poison everything…

Well, death's been here
for a long time -
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