Anne Sexton was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book Live or Die. source
The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than...
Live or die, but don't poison everything.
Need is not quite belief.
Death's in the good-bye.
Even without wars, life is dangerous.
God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.
God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
In a dream you are never eighty.
I am not immortal. Faustus and I are the also-ran.
Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
The joy that isn't shared dies young.
I'd much rather be in the expanse of the wilderness because it feels like part of my world. It's a unique perspective. You're this tiny speck in a huge environment, and it's nice to be reminded of that.