Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. - Anne Sexton
269"…you are here,
you are laughing,
you hold me and rock me
and we watch the lighthouse come on,
blinking its dry wings over us all,
over my wound
and yours." - Anne Sexton, from Rats Live On No Evil Star
405"…he ate my heart in half
and I was glad." - Anne Sexton, from Begat
140"You are my judge.
You are my jury." - Anne Sexton, from The Frog Prince
324"I write
for you." - Anne Sexton, from The Frog Prince
187"I will be steel!
I will build a steel bridge over my need!
I will build a bomb shelter over my heart!
But my future is a secret.
It is as shy as a mole." - Anne Sexton, from Letters To Dr. Y.

I love the word warm.
It is almost unbearable —
so moist and breathlike.

I feel the earth like a nurse,
curing me of winter.
I feel the earth,
its worms oiling upward,
the ants ticking,
the oak leaf rotting like feces
and the oats rising like angels.

In the beginning,
summer is a sense
of this earth,
or of yourself.

" - Anne Sexton, from Letters To Dr. Y.
1191"Why else keep a journal, if not
to examine your own filth?" - Anne Sexton, from Letters To Dr. Y.
356"You sense the way we belong." - Anne Sexton, from The Complete Poems
391"I was left
quite alone
using up the darkness." - Anne Sexton, from The Fury Of God’s Goodbye
338"I close my eyes and suck you in like a fire." - Anne Sexton, from Jesus Suckles
206"I hear my lungs fill and
as in an operation. But I have no one left to tell." - Anne Sexton, from Angel Of Beach Houses And Picnics
452"Your eyes are made of glass. They break. You are not brave." - Anne Sexton, from Angel Of Hope And Calendars
4112"Watch out for intellect,
because it knows so much it knows nothing
and leaves you hanging upside down,
mouthing knowledge as your heart
falls out of your mouth." - Anne Sexton, from The Complete Poems

(Source: theantidote)

Anne Sexton, reading out loud most intensely and passionately her own poem titled "Wanting To Die" (x)

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