Tagged with female poets

The Black Art by Anne Sexton

THE BLACK ART by Anne Sexton A woman who writes feels too much, those trances and portents! As if cycles and children and islands weren’t enough; as if mourners and gossips and vegetables were never enough. She thinks she can warn the stars. A writer is essentially a spy. Dear love, I am that girl. … Continue reading

Donkeyskin by Midori Snyder

Donkeyskin by Midori Snyder There was the sight Grey and monstrous, rubbed with ashes and grit Father’s skin in the moonlight, shadows from my door His jaw stretching into the room There was the smell Rank and cloying, the tang of smoked flesh Father’s exhalations on the surface of my skin A tooth decayed from … Continue reading

The Journey by Mary Oliver

The Journey by Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You … Continue reading