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Anne Sexton - For My Lover, Returning To His Wife

She is all there. 
She was melted carefully down for you 
and cast up from your childhood, 
cast up from your one hundred favorite aggies. 
She has always been there, my darling. 
She is, in fact, exquisite. 
Fireworks in the dull middle of February 
and as real as a cast-iron pot. 
Let's face it, I have been momentary. 
vA luxury. A bright red sloop in the harbor. 
My hair rising like smoke from the car window. 
Littleneck clams out of season. 
She is more than that. She is your have to have, 
has grown you your practical your tropical growth. 
This is not an experiment. She is all harmony. 
She sees to oars and oarlocks for the dinghy, 
has placed wild flowers at the window at breakfast, 
sat by the potter's wheel at midday, 
set forth three children under the moon, 
three cherubs drawn by Michelangelo, 
done this with her legs spread out 
in the terrible months in the chapel. 
If you glance up, the children are there 
like delicate balloons resting on the ceiling. 
She has also carried each one down the hall 
after supper, their heads privately bent, 
two legs protesting, person to person, 
her face flushed with a song and their little sleep. 
I give you back your heart. 
I give you permission -- 
for the fuse inside her, throbbing 
angrily in the dirt, for the bitch in her 
and the burying of her wound -- 
for the burying of her small red wound alive -- 
for the pale flickering flare under her ribs, 
for the drunken sailor who waits in her left pulse, 
for the mother's knee, for the stocking, 
for the garter belt, for the call -- 
the curious call 
when you will burrow in arms and breasts 
and tug at the orange ribbon in her hair 
and answer the call, the curious call. 
She is so naked and singular 
She is the sum of yourself and your dream. 
Climb her like a monument, step after step. 
She is solid. 
As for me, I am a watercolor. 
I wash off.

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: For My Lover, Returning To His Wife

Comment 257 of 257, added on January 31st, 2017 at 3:25 PM.

ZlQv4Z Just a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding style and design. Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. by Harold Bloom.

Go Here from India
Comment 256 of 257, added on July 19th, 2016 at 5:38 PM.
Eu digo-lhe o proble

Eu digo-lhe o problema que vejo num sistema judicial que chega a esta anomia sem prdelbmas-Tuoo o que lhe toque acaba por descambar nas guerrinhas da partidarite.E corre-se o risco de até os cidadãos que não fazem parte delas, saírem ludibriados, achando que nem havia grande problema.Na volta acaba sempre tudo em guerras de interesses de uns e de outros.Apenas pelo facto da impunidade ser possível. E não o ser assim noutros países.

Lorrie from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 255 of 257, added on July 19th, 2016 at 4:59 PM.
Thanks for the susso

Thanks for the sussogtieng. I played around with DimDim but it was a while ago. I like that Greymouse has a pay per usage structure. Have you used it? Would love to hear your experience.

Taron from Congo, Democratic Republic of

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