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Analysis and comments on Flee On Your Donkey by Anne Sexton

Comment 4 of 4, added on January 2nd, 2012 at 11:22 PM.
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What a great resuroce this text is.

Gertrude from Egypt
Comment 3 of 4, added on December 27th, 2005 at 10:25 PM.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim

A typo: The alcoholic arrives with his GOLF clubs, not gold clubs.

Husnu from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on February 26th, 2005 at 5:37 PM.

i think that donkeys are funny, and this poem had nothing to do with
donkeys, so that is disrespectful.

apple from Japan
Comment 1 of 4, added on February 17th, 2005 at 7:01 PM.

This poem holds such significance to me - and I am currently doing an
analysis of it. But my personal thoughts -
"Because there was no other place/
to flee to,/
I came back to the scene of the disordered senses," - I, too know this
feeling. Having been hospitalized seven times this year - finally long
term, I know the feeling of returning to "the scene of the disordered
senses"
"for this is a mental hospital,/
not a child's game" - Oh, how well I know this, and how few outsiders can
know..
"meanwhile an adolescent pads up and down/
the hall in his white tennis socks." - I have been that adolescent. Too
many times.
Six years of such small preoccupations!
Six years of shuttling in and out of this place!

Sarah from United States

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Flee On Your Donkey
Added: May 22 2003
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Poem of the Day: Nov 18 2004


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