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Christmas Eve - Poem by Anne Sexton
Oh sharp diamond, my mother!
I could not count the cost
of all your faces, your moods-
that present that I lost.
Sweet girl, my deathbed,
my jewel-fingered lady,
your portrait flickered all night
by the bulbs of the tree.
Your face as calm as the moon
over a mannered sea,
presided at the family reunion,
the twelve grandchildren
you used to wear on your wrist,
a three-months-old baby,
a fat check you never wrote,
the red-haired toddler who danced the twist,
your aging daughters, each one a wife,
each one talking to the family cook,
each one avoiding your portrait,
each one aping your life.
Later, after the party,
after the house went to bed,
I sat up drinking the Christmas brandy,
watching your picture,
letting the tree move in and out of focus.
The bulbs vibrated.
They were a halo over your forehead.
Then they were a beehive,
blue, yellow, green, red;
each with its own juice, each hot and alive
stinging your face. But you did not move.
I continued to watch, forcing myself,
waiting, inexhaustible, thirty-five.
I wanted your eyes, like the shadows
of two small birds, to change.
But they did not age.
The smile that gathered me in, all wit,
all charm, was invincible.
Hour after hour I looked at your face
but I could not pull the roots out of it.
Then I watched how the sun hit your red sweater, your withered neck,
your badly painted flesh-pink skin.
You who led me by the nose, I saw you as you were.
Then I thought of your body
as one thinks of murder-
Then I said Mary-
Mary, Mary, forgive me
and then I touched a present for the child,
the last I bred before your death;
and then I touched my breast
and then I touched the floor
and then my breast again as if,
somehow, it were one of yours.
Comments about Christmas Eve by Anne Sexton
Poems About Christmas
- 51. Christmas Eve , Anne Sexton
- 52. Snowball , Shel Silverstein
- 53. At The Fishhouses , Elizabeth Bishop
- 54. Star Of My Heart , Vachel Lindsay
- 55. The Cremona Violin , Amy Lowell
- 56. Santa Claus In The Bush , Banjo Paterson
- 57. A Tale Of Christmas Eve , William Topaz McGonagall
- 58. Christmas Fancies , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- 59. December 25 , David Lehman
- 60. Talking Turkeys! , Benjamin Zephaniah
- 61. Jest 'Fore Christmas , Eugene Field
- 62. A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! , David Keig
- 63. I'M Walking Backwards For Christmas , Spike Milligan
- 64. Christmas Spirit , Paul Moosberg
- 65. A Christmas Carol , William Topaz McGonagall
- 66. I Saw Three Ships , Anonymous Americas
- 67. A Christmas Folksong , Paul Laurence Dunbar
- 68. (727) Christmas Past , Melvina Germain
- 69. Christmas, His Masque (Extract) , Ben Jonson
- 70. The Greatest Birthday , Udiah (witness to Yah)
- 71. Christmas Day , Charles Kingsley
- 72. Marmion: Introduction To Canto Vi. , Sir Walter Scott
- 73. Christmas - A Despatch From The Battlefi.. , Michael Shepherd
- 74. 1005 Happy Christmas To All My Ph Family , John Knight
- 75. On Christmas Eve , Valsa George
- 76. Our Willie , Henry Timrod
- 77. Merry Christmas Kiddie Winkles , lindsey ashton
- 78. No Christmas Tree Where It Should Be , David Keig
- 79. (725) Christmas Treasures , Melvina Germain
- 80. Christmas With You , favie erase
- 81. The Christmas Homes Of England , Caroline Hayward
- 82. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen , Anonymous Americas
- 83. The First Waits , Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
- 84. An Ode To Christmas , Bronti Phillips
- 85. Merry Christmas , Neela Nath Das
- 86. The Trapper's Christmas Eve , Robert William Service
- 87. Christmas Spirit , Tess Gurney
- 88. Christmas Is Sin , Ebi Robert
- 89. What’s Christmas? , Dr John Celes
- 90. Merry Christmas , Atef Ayadi
- 91. A Christmas Letter From Australia , Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen
- 92. 1007 Father Christmas - Christmas Father , John Knight
- 93. The Celebration Of Jesus' Birthday , Helen Click Roberts
- 94. C - H - R - I - S - T - M - A - S , John Knight
- 95. A White Christmas , Carla Jean Laglia Esely
- 96. Coming Home For Christmas , David Harris
- 97. Whats Christmas , Jeffery McNutt
- 98. Christmas Day , Paul Moosberg
- 99. ### “christmas For The Middle Class” ### , DAKOTA AUSTIN
- 100. Goodwill To Men - Give Us Your Money , Pam Ayres
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- Merry Christmas, Neela Nath Das
- Misunderstanding Of Christmas., Harold R Hunt Sr
- Get Prepared, jayne harris
- Christmas Spirit, cheyenne mccartney
- 13-14 Year Christmas Poem, SWETA LEENA PANDA
- Are We Really Celebrating Jesus Birthday?, Shaila Touchton
- The Day After Christmas, Randy McClave
- Christmas Poem, SWETA LEENA PANDA
- Blue Christmas, Allan James Saywell
- carpe diem