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Anne Sexton - More Than Myself

Not that it was beautiful,
but that, in the end, there was
a certain sense of order there;
something worth learning
in that narrow diary of my mind,
in the commonplaces of the asylum
where the cracked mirror
or my own selfish death
outstared me . . .
I tapped my own head;
it was glass, an inverted bowl.
It's small thing
to rage inside your own bowl.
At first it was private.
Then it was more than myself.

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: More Than Myself

Comment 2 of 2, added on April 11th, 2014 at 12:53 PM.
Then there are those

Then there are those on the fringes of the dance, too shy to speak but who sneak peaks on blogs like these. I have to rbeememr, I am as God created me and not who I think I am. When I look for social media response, what am I looking for? And who am I looking with? It helps me to rbeememr, whatever art I am extending from that the outcome is assured. I am simply planting seeds. They will sprout when they sprout and no faster because I watch! Easy to say, harder to do! Love your work, Juliette inside and out.

Open from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 1 of 2, added on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:32 PM.

Stands back from the kybearod in amazement! Thanks!

Almena from Russia

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