Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
April 29th, 2017 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 324,348 comments.
Anne Sexton - For God While Sleeping

Sleeping in fever, I am unfair
to know just who you are:
hung up like a pig on exhibit,
the delicate wrists,
the beard drooling blood and vinegar;
hooked to your own weight,
jolting toward death under your nameplate.

Everyone in this crowd needs a bath.
I am dressed in rags.
The mother wears blue.
You grind your teeth
and with each new breath
your jaws gape and your diaper sags.
I am not to blame
for all this. I do not know your name.

Skinny man, you are somebody's fault.
You ride on dark poles --
a wooden bird that a trader built
for some fool who felt
that he could make the flight. Now you roll
in your sleep, seasick
on your own breathing, poor old convict.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 1057 times | Comments and analysis of For God While Sleeping by Anne Sexton Comments (34)

For God While Sleeping - Comments and Information

Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: For God While Sleeping

Comment 34 of 34, added on March 11th, 2017 at 2:34 AM.

china nfl jersey mlb

china nfl jersey mlb from Denmark
Comment 33 of 34, added on March 4th, 2017 at 5:30 PM.
NInLZATZstpWHMQi

xkpV6t Last week I dropped by this internet site and as usual wonderful content and suggestions. Enjoy the lay out and color scheme

bdsm lovers from Kenya
Comment 32 of 34, added on February 1st, 2017 at 9:34 AM.
MJVryWKvQwQL

YDrcaZ Just added your website to my list of price reading blogs

additional reading from El Salvador

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, For God While Sleeping, has received 34 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