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Anne Sexton - Noon Walk On The Asylum Lawn

The summer sun ray
shifts through a suspicious tree.
though I walk through the valley of the shadow
It sucks the air
and looks around for me.

The grass speaks.
I hear green chanting all day.
I will fear no evil, fear no evil
The blades extend
and reach my way.

The sky breaks.
It sags and breathes upon my face.
In the presence of mine enemies, mine enemies
The world is full of enemies.
There is no safe place.

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Noon Walk On The Asylum Lawn

Comment 3 of 3, added on January 3rd, 2012 at 4:08 AM.

This shows real expertise. Thanks for the asnewr.

Karson from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on May 20th, 2009 at 1:49 AM.

This is sad but powerful piece...the world does have safe places...but much depends on the people around you and those who love you and you love in return..

Ricky Mcleod from New Zealand
Comment 1 of 3, added on March 28th, 2007 at 11:30 AM.

The last sentence in this poem is so true the world has no safe places to hide.

Mario Figueroa from United States

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