Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 3rd, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 294,109 comments.
Anne Sexton - Hornet

A red-hot needle
hangs out of him, he steers by it
as if it were a rudder, he
would get in the house any way he could
and then he would bounce from window
to ceiling, buzzing and looking for you.
Do not sleep for he is there wrapped in the curtain.
Do not sleep for he is there under the shelf.
Do not sleep for he wants to sew up your skin,
he want to leap into your body like a hammer
with a nail, do not sleep he wants to get into
your nose and make a transplant, he wants do not
sleep he wants to bury your fur and make
a nest of knives, he wants to slide under your
fingernail and push in a splinter, do not sleep
he wants to climb out of the toilet when you sit on it
and make a home in the embarrassed hair do not sleep
he wants you to walk into him as into a dark fire.

Share |

Added: May 22 2003 | Viewed: 5587 times | Comments and analysis of Hornet by Anne Sexton Comments (15)

Hornet - Comments and Information

Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Hornet
Poem of the Day: Jul 16 2004

Comment 15 of 15, added on September 24th, 2013 at 9:59 AM.

NWrI8t Very good article post.Much thanks again.

cheap link building from Taiwan
Comment 14 of 15, added on June 19th, 2013 at 3:36 PM.

ASqg0C Thanks for the blog.

best social bookmarks from Palestine
Comment 13 of 15, added on May 27th, 2013 at 6:27 PM.

7TGbUi I really like and appreciate your post.Thanks Again.

seo service from Georgia, Republic of

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Hornet, has received 15 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Sexton Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links