Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
October 4th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 298,706 comments.
Anne Sexton - Young

A thousand doors ago
when I was a lonely kid
in a big house with four
garages and it was summer
as long as I could remember,
I lay on the lawn at night,
clover wrinkling over me,
the wise stars bedding over me,
my mother's window a funnel
of yellow heat running out,
my father's window, half shut,
an eye where sleepers pass,
and the boards of the house
were smooth and white as wax
and probably a million leaves
sailed on their strange stalks
as the crickets ticked together
and I, in my brand new body,
which was not a woman's yet,
told the stars my questions
and thought God could really see
the heat and the painted light,
elbows, knees, dreams, goodnight.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 828 times | Comments and analysis of Young by Anne Sexton Comments (289)

Young - Comments and Information

Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Young
Volume: All My Pretty Ones
Year: Published/Written in 1962
Poem of the Day: Dec 23 2008

Comment 289 of 289, added on September 2nd, 2015 at 4:18 PM.

WNVNG7 You have made some really good points there. I checked on the web for more info about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this site.

crorkservice from Iran
Comment 288 of 289, added on September 2nd, 2015 at 5:27 AM.

XhgXps Im no pro, but I suppose you just made the best point. You certainly fully understand what youre talking about, and I can seriously get behind that. Thanks for being so upfront and so sincere.

crork service from Argentina
Comment 287 of 289, added on August 4th, 2015 at 1:36 AM.

4c1FdF Nice blog here! Also your site a lot up fast! What host are you the use of? Can I get your affiliate hyperlink in your host? I want my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

matt crorkzz from Sri Lanka

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Young, has received 289 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Sexton Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links