Other People’s Poetry: Sexton’s Metaphors

Weird Poetry

She compared words to swarming bees,

Sometimes to dead ones also,

With their emptied eyes and yellow husk bodies.

To her,

Her infant child’s lips were animals,

Little hungry thirsty animals

Hoping to find warmth in cold institutional beds

Where there isn’t any.




*** I discovered Anne Sexton and her poetry, and it has already inspired more than a few poems. Everyone talks about Sylvia Plath…. There were other mad contemporaries just as good if not better. ***