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Anna Who Was Mad - Poem by Anne Sexton

Anna who was mad,
I have a knife in my armpit.
When I stand on tiptoe I tap out messages.
Am I some sort of infection?
Did I make you go insane?
Did I make the sounds go sour?
Did I tell you to climb out the window?
Forgive. Forgive.
Say not I did.
Say not.
Say.

Speak Mary-words into our pillow.
Take me the gangling twelve-year-old
into your sunken lap.
Whisper like a buttercup.
Eat me. Eat me up like cream pudding.
Take me in.
Take me.
Take.

Give me a report on the condition of my soul.
Give me a complete statement of my actions.
Hand me a jack-in-the-pulpit and let me listen in.
Put me in the stirrups and bring a tour group through.
Number my sins on the grocery list and let me buy.
Did I make you go insane?
Did I turn up your earphone and let a siren drive through?
Did I open the door for the mustached psychiatrist
who dragged you out like a gold cart?
Did I make you go insane?
From the grave write me, Anna!
You are nothing but ashes but nevertheless
pick up the Parker Pen I gave you.
Write me.
Write.


Comments about Anna Who Was Mad by Anne Sexton

  • Freshman - 529 Points Brian Jani (5/5/2014 3:52:00 AM)

    This poem wad written superbly (Report) Reply

    4 person liked.
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  • Gold Star - 65,374 Points * Sunprincess * (11/25/2013 11:03:00 PM)

    I can honestly say this is one of the most interesting poems I have ever read
    beautifully penned on a very sad human condition of the mentally ill..
    so heart-breaking... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie L. K. Thayer (12/25/2007 5:07:00 AM)

    'number my sins on the grocery list and let me buy' - she is a high wire act, so dangerous, no net, I gasp as she dares us to watch (Report) Reply

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Poems About Anna

  1. 1. Anna Who Was Mad , Anne Sexton
  2. 2. Anna Imroth , Carl Sandburg
  3. 3. Anna, Thy Charms , Robert Burns
  4. 4. Anna Comnena , Constantine P. Cavafy
  5. 5. Anna Dalassené , Constantine P. Cavafy
  6. 6. ! Anna - The Story Of A Love , Michael Shepherd
  7. 7. To Anna Three Years Old , John Clare
  8. 8. To Anna Akhmatova , Boris Pasternak
  9. 9. An Ode To Anna Russell, On Her Birthday , Chuck Audette
  10. 10. Anna , Victor James Daley
  11. 11. On The 100th Anniversary Of Anna Akhmatova , Joseph Brodsky
  12. 12. Anna (A Poem In Hindi With Translation) , Sunil Uniyal
  13. 13. Anna Hazare , Sunil Uniyal
  14. 14. Anna Var I Anders Kær , Jeppe Aakjaer
  15. 15. Anna , Amberlee Carter
  16. 16. From Russia With Love Or Anna Chapman An.. , Joe Rosochacki
  17. 17. To Anna , Amelia Opie
  18. 18. Anna Likes Razel Puppet , Suzae Chevalier
  19. 19. % The Short Story Of Anna % , Abby Keen Harris
  20. 20. ‘i’m Anna! ’ - Movement: Poem On Corrupt.. , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  21. 21. Ode To Anna Nicole Smith , Nadalia Bagratuni
  22. 22. Anna Hazare And Corruption , survi sharma
  23. 23. Anna - The Story Of A Love , MICHAEL (best of) SHEPARD
  24. 24. ! In Memoriam: Anna Akhmatova, Poet , Michael Shepherd
  25. 25. Anna Pavlowa , Ramon Lopez Velarde
  26. 26. Anna Questions Razel Puppet , Suzae Chevalier
  27. 27. Could Britney Spears Be The Next Anna Ni.. , Ramona Thompson
  28. 28. Anna , Victor Daley
  29. 29. To?U To?U Tolu Ranga To?Anna?Ai , Purandara Dasa
  30. 30. Anna Nicole , Suzae Chevalier
  31. 31. From Augusto To Anna , Ianne de Angel
  32. 32. The Stamp Black Heritage Of Anna Julia C.. , nimal dunuhinga
  33. 33. Anna Marie , Joyce Hemsley
  34. 34. Little Anna , David Beckham
  35. 35. You Should Have Been Painted In A Lilac .. , Mary Angela Douglas
  36. 36. Pigeon Holes For M Lady Anna Russel , ivor or ivor.e hogg
  37. 37. The Grey-Eyed King (Trans. Of Anna Akhma.. , Pete Crowther
  38. 38. Song—anna, Thy Charms , Robert Burns
  39. 39. Anna , Joseph Narusiewicz
  40. 40. Anna Hazare's Call , renu kakkar
  41. 41. Anna Hazarre... , Thampi KEE
  42. 42. Anna Hazare A Strong Old Man Fights Co.. , Dr.Rajendra Tela,Nirantar
  43. 43. The Gowden Locks Of Anna , Robert Burns
  44. 44. Song For Anna , Francisco R. Albano
  45. 45. Anna , Aldo Kraas
  46. 46. March On Anna………. , Dr. Yogesh Sharma
  47. 47. Anna Hazare – Icon Of Anti-Corruption Wa.. , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  48. 48. Anna-Storm , Dr. Yogesh Sharma
  49. 49. Long Live Anna And Indian Democracy! , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  50. 50. A Tanka About Anna Karenina , Chenou Liu
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