Anne Grey Harvey Sexton, 1928 - 1974
At home, photo by Elsa Dorfman (ca. 1970)
Born: 9 November 1928, Newton, Massachusetts
Died: 4 October 1974, Weston, Massachusetts
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- A shoe with legs,
a stone dropped from heaven. permalink
"Lobster" in 45 Mercy Street (1976)
- A woman is her mother.
That's the main thing. permalink
"Housewife" in All My Pretty Ones (1961)
- A woman
who loves a woman
is forever young. permalink
"Rapunzel" in Transformations (1971)
- Abundance is scooped from abundance yet abundance remains. permalink
"What the Bird With the Human Head Knew" in The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975)
- Be careful of words,
... they can be both daisies and bruises. permalink
"Words" in The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975)
- Beauty is a simple passion,
but, oh my friends, in the end
you will dance the fire dance in iron shoes. permalink
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in Transformations (1971)
- But my future is a secret.
It is as shy as a mole. permalink
1964, in Words for Dr. Y.: Uncollected Poems, Linda Gray Sexton, ed. (1978)
- Capri is like a beautiful mother. The water holds you up like a float and is so clear. Capri is the mother we never had, young, beautiful, exotic, accepting and loving arms. permalink
1966, in Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters, Linda Gray Sexton and Lois Ames, eds. (1977)
- Death sits with his key in my lock.
Not one day is taken for granted. permalink
1971, in Words for Dr. Y.: Uncollected Poems, Linda Gray Sexton, ed. (1978)
- Depression is boring, I think,
and I would do better to make
some soup and light up the cave. permalink
"The Fury of Rain Storms" in The Death Notebooks (1974)
- Even a notary would notarize our bed
as you knead me and I rise like bread. permalink
"Song for a Lady" in Love Poems (1969)
- Even without wars
life is dangerous. permalink
"Hurry Up Please It's Time" in The Death Notebooks (1974)
- Everything here is yellow and green.
Listen to its throat, its earthskin,
the bone dry voices of the peepers
as they throb like advertisements. permalink
"It Is a Spring Afternoon" in Love Poems (1969)
pumps me around and around
until I fade slowly. permalink
"Imitations of Drowning" in Live or Die (1966)
- God is not indifferent to your need.
You have a thousand prayers
but God has one. permalink
"Not So. Not So" in The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975)
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