[Valentine Week 2014] Anne Sexton’s For My Lover, Returning to His Wife

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Myra here.

I found this poem by Anne Sexton in John Stammers’ collection.

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In keeping with Anne Sexton’s confessional poetry, this one is particularly gripping and quite perfect to be shared a day before Valentine’s Day – said to be the sacred moments for “the other.” The stark, unapologetic lines here reminded me of why Sexton received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1967.

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Similar to what I usually do, I took a photograph of the book pages and used the filters of a handy iPhone app.

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2 Comments on [Valentine Week 2014] Anne Sexton’s For My Lover, Returning to His Wife

  1. Oh man this is great, I totally love this!

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