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Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928, Newton, Massachusetts – October 4, 1974, Weston, Massachusetts) 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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    Dear friend,
    please do not think
    that I visualize guitars playing
    or my father arching his bone.
    I do not even expect my mother’s mouth.
    I know that I have died before....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    For America is a lady rocking on a porch in an unpainted house on an unused road but Anne does not see it.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    I know that it is all
    a matter of hands.
    Out of the mournful sweetness of touching
    comes love
    like breakfast.
    —Anne Sexton (1928–1974)