Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 28th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,918 comments.
Analysis and comments on Music Swims Back To Me by Anne Sexton

1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7

Comment 14 of 64, added on March 20th, 2012 at 6:10 PM.
LiNaQdBhZqXXR

Major thanks for the blog.Much thanks again. Really Great.

wholesale men clothing from Croatia
Comment 13 of 64, added on March 8th, 2012 at 3:12 PM.
fzCxWjySSc

G2Xgkg Thanks-a-mundo for the article post.Thanks Again. Awesome.

Microsoft OEM Software from Canada
Comment 12 of 64, added on March 8th, 2012 at 4:08 AM.
ZsYMCVavmUQSEcLbgk

X1xCqw A round of applause for your article. Much obliged.

Buy Cheap OEM Software from Moldova
Comment 11 of 64, added on February 12th, 2012 at 4:32 AM.
bivyzfOJBbDevfFwMT

SgGf3s I serched through the internet and got here. What a wonderful
invention of the mankind. With the help of the network you communicate,
learn, read !... That helped us to get acquainted!...

cheap oem software from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 10 of 64, added on September 28th, 2011 at 12:54 PM.
inspiration

In case anyone is interested, this poem (which I love) was the inspiration
for a song I wrote called "The Song Remembers When", recorded by Trisha
Yearwood. Both the poem and the song are reflections on how a song can,
quite powerfully, trigger memories.

hugh prestwood from United States
Comment 9 of 64, added on July 17th, 2011 at 10:43 PM.
dFDpjEmnQnhoAnmQbff

Super jazezd about getting that know-how.

Eve from Bangladesh
Comment 8 of 64, added on November 2nd, 2008 at 11:37 PM.

I loved this poem, and it also reminded me of A Beautiful Mind. I am
currently writing an essay on Sexton's works, and I am so glad I chose this
poem. The rawness and unabashed references to life's natural processes in
all of her works definitely gave me a shock and opened my eyes to Sexton's
life, as well as life in general. This poem especially spoke to me, it
seems to say that even through hard times, such as hospitalizations and
even shock therapy, there is always something clear and certain, in this
case music. The juxtaposition of knowing where she was then versus not
knowing where she is now also stood out to me. I admire Sexton for her
skill as a poet and a writer in general.

Nicole from United States
Comment 7 of 64, added on April 24th, 2005 at 1:52 PM.

Anne Sexton's poetry is unbelievably intriging. You feel as if you are
sucked into the poetry and experience the situation as it is happening.
She speaks so boldly about things everyone wants to talk about but is
either embarressed or ashamed they feel that way. While many people do not
want to admit they have or do feel the way she did you really do. We all
have experienced that lost feeling this poem describes. I love her poetry
and am glad I decided to research it for a paper.

Alex from United States
Comment 6 of 64, added on December 5th, 2004 at 5:09 PM.

this poem reminded me so much of A Beautiful Mind, I thougt it was a
wonderful poem and it really sent a horrible imigine to my mind. I think
everyone should take the time to read this poem, because it could hit home
for anyone who has had a mental illness or knows some one who has.

cory
Comment 5 of 64, added on November 7th, 2004 at 2:23 PM.

Actually this poem is about one of her experiences in a mental institution,
and yes, the chair she speaks of being locked in is probably referring to
shock therapy.

Allie

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7
Share |


Information about Music Swims Back To Me

Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Music Swims Back To Me
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 13492 times
Poem of the Day: Dec 31 2004


Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: Music Swims Back To Me
By: Anne Sexton

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Country:
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Subject:
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Sexton Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore