Anne Sexton, American Poet ( November 9, 1928 - October 4, 1974 )

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Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.~Anne Sexton

Moderation Poets Just

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.~Anne Sexton

Soul Listen Down

I am not immortal. Faustus and I are the also-ran.~Anne Sexton

I Am Immortal Am

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.~Anne Sexton

Father Father's Day

God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.~Anne Sexton

God Beer Voice

The joy that isn't shared dies young.~Anne Sexton

Joy Young Shared

Death's in the good-bye.~Anne Sexton

Death Good-Bye

God owns heaven but He craves the earth.~Anne Sexton

God Earth Heaven

In a dream you are never eighty.~Anne Sexton

Dream You Never

Even without wars, life is dangerous.~Anne Sexton

Life Without Dangerous

Need is not quite belief.~Anne Sexton

Belief Need Quite

Live or die, but don't poison everything.~Anne Sexton

Die Live Everything

The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that's saying a lot.~Anne Sexton

Beautiful Writing Better