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Anne Sexton - Elegy In The Classroom

In the thin classroom, where your face
was noble and your words were all things,
I find this boily creature in your place;

find you disarranged, squatting on the window sill,
irrefutably placed up there,
like a hunk of some big frog
watching us through the V
of your woolen legs.

Even so, I must admire your skill.
You are so gracefully insane.
We fidget in our plain chairs
and pretend to catalogue
our facts for your burly sorcery

or ignore your fat blind eyes
or the prince you ate yesterday
who was wise, wise, wise.

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Elegy In The Classroom
Poem of the Day: Jan 23 2008

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Comment 1 of 3, added on September 13th, 2004 at 3:25 AM.

It's a sad poem by Annie Sexton


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