Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

1. The House 3/29/2010
2. Some Foreign Letters 3/29/2010
3. The Stand-Ins 3/29/2010
4. The Child Bearers 3/29/2010
5. The Fury Of Overshoes 3/29/2010
6. The Fury Of Cooks 3/29/2010
7. The Legend Of The One-Eyed Man 3/29/2010
8. The Errand 3/29/2010
9. The Fury Of Jewels And Coal 3/29/2010
10. Portrait Of An Old Woman On The College Tavern Wall 3/29/2010
11. The Fallen Angels 3/29/2010
12. The Firebombers 3/29/2010
13. The Expatriates 3/29/2010
14. To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph 3/29/2010
15. The Fury Of Earth 3/29/2010
16. The Bells 3/29/2010
17. Old Dwarf Heart 3/29/2010
18. Torn Down From Glory Daily 3/29/2010
19. The Balance Wheel 3/29/2010
20. The Road Back 3/29/2010
21. The Waiting Head 3/29/2010
22. The Division Of Parts 3/29/2010
23. The Lost Ingredient 3/29/2010
24. What's That 3/29/2010
25. The Author Of The Jesus Papers Speaks 3/29/2010
26. Letter Written On A Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound 3/29/2010
27. The Interrogation Of The Man Of Many Hearts 3/29/2010
28. Old 3/29/2010
29. The Fury Of Sunrises 3/29/2010
30. The Fury Of Hating Eyes 3/29/2010
31. With Mercy For The Greedy 3/29/2010
32. The Break Away 3/29/2010
33. Hutch 3/29/2010
34. The Play 3/29/2010
35. The Fury Of Rain Storms 3/29/2010
36. The Children 3/29/2010
37. The Evil Seekers 3/29/2010
38. For Johnny Pole On The Forgotten Beach 3/29/2010
39. The Angel Food Dogs 3/29/2010
40. The Death Baby 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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The Kiss

My mouth blooms like a cut.
I've been wronged all year, tedious
nights, nothing but rough elbows in them
and delicate boxes of Kleenex calling crybaby
crybaby, you fool!

Before today my body was useless.
Now it's tearing at its square corners.
It's tearing old Mary's garments off, knot by knot

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