Anne Sexton Quotes (62 quotes)
“Here in the hospital, I say,
that is not my body, not my body.
I am not here for the doctors
to read like a recipe.”
August 17th from Scorpio, Bad Spider, Die: The Horoscope Poems - Words for Dr. Y (1978)
riding your merry-go-round
right to the roots
thickening the oceans like gravy,
festering in your caves,
you are becoming a latrine.”
As It Was Written from Last Poems - Poems 1971-1973 (1981)
You, Doctor Martin l. 1 (1960)
“She has always been there, my darling. She is, in fact, exquisite. Fireworks in the dull middle of February and as real as a cast-iron pot.”
For My Lover, Returning to His Wife l. 5 (1969)
“Set forth three children under the moon, three cherubs drawn by Michelangelo, done this with her legs spread out in the terrible months in the chapel.”
For My Lover, Returning to His Wife l. 19 (1969)
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Picture Source: WikipediaAnne Sexton
Born: November 9, 1928
Died: October 4, 1974 (aged 45)
Bio: Anne Sexton was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967. Themes of her poetry include her suicidal tendencies, long battle against depression and various intimate details from her private life, including her relationships with her husband and children.
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