Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
February 19th, 2017 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 321,198 comments.
Anne Sexton - Housewife

Some women marry houses.
It's another kind of skin; it has a heart, 
a mouth, a liver and bowel movements.
The walls are permanent and pink.
See how she sits on her knees all day, 
faithfully washing herself down.
Men enter by force, drawn back like Jonah
into their fleshy mothers.
A woman is her mother.
That's the main thing.

Share |

Added: May 22 2003 | Viewed: 3287 times | Comments and analysis of Housewife by Anne Sexton Comments (104)

Housewife - Comments and Information

Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Housewife
Poem of the Day: Sep 3 2005

Comment 104 of 104, added on January 31st, 2017 at 4:48 PM.

PeSOnA I value the blog post.Thanks Again. Will read on

click for source from Netherlands-Antilles
Comment 103 of 104, added on January 31st, 2017 at 12:07 PM.

cwDG4V There is definately a lot to find out about this topic. I really like all of the points you have made.

Full Report from Lebanon
Comment 102 of 104, added on November 26th, 2016 at 9:13 PM.

n86l8R Thanks so much for the post.Much thanks again. Awesome.

subastian from Canada

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Housewife, has received 104 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