Anne Sexton (1928-1974) American poet

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The marriage twists, holds firm, a sailor's knot. - Anne Sexton
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. - Anne Sexton
Every time I get happy the Nana-hex comes through. Birds turn into plumber's tools, a sonnet turns into a dirty joke, a wind turns into a tracheotomy, a boat turns into a corpse. (The Hex) - Anne Sexton
Yet love enters my blood like an I.V., dripping in its little white moments. (Waking Alone) - Anne Sexton
Even without wars, life is dangerous. - Anne Sexton
Maybe Rose, there is always another story, better unsaid, grim or flat or predatory. - Anne Sexton
Dearest dealer, I with my royal straight flush, love you so for your wild card, that untamable, eternal, gut-driven, ha-ha and lucky love. (The Rowing Endeth) - Anne Sexton
In a dream you are never eighty. - Anne Sexton
The sea is mother-death and she is a mighty female, the one who wins, the one who sucks us all up. - Anne Sexton