Anne Sexton

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

Anne Sexton Poems

1. 45 Mercy Street 6/27/2006
2. After Auschwitz 6/27/2006
3. Anna Who Was Mad 6/27/2006
4. Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) 6/27/2006
5. Music Swims Back to Me 6/27/2006
6. Admonitions To A Special Person 6/27/2006
7. Baby Picture 6/27/2006
8. Cinderella 7/11/2006
9. Buying the Whore 6/27/2006
10. Again and Again and Again 6/27/2006
11. Barefoot 6/27/2006
12. A Curse Against Elegies 6/27/2006
13. The Kiss 6/27/2006
14. Christmas Eve 6/27/2006
15. Her Kind 6/27/2006
16. Cigarettes And Whiskey And Wild, Wild Women 7/11/2006
17. Courage 7/11/2006
18. And One For My Dame 6/27/2006
19. The Truth the Dead Know 6/27/2006
20. A Story for Rose on the Midnight Flight to Boston 6/27/2006

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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