Fourteen Poems by Anne Sexton

Song Cycle by John Mitchell (b. 1941)

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1. The starry night [sung text checked 1 time]

The town does not exist
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2. The balance wheel [sung text checked 1 time]

Where I waved at the sky
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3. I Remember [sung text checked 1 time]

By the first of August
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4. Her kind [sung text checked 1 time]

I have gone out, a possessed witch
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5. With mercy for the Greedy [sung text checked 1 time]

Concerning your letter in which you ask
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6. Music swims back to me [sung text checked 1 time]

Wait Mister. Which way is home?
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7. O Mary, fragile mother [sung text checked 1 time]

O Mary, fragile mother
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8. Frenzy [sung text checked 1 time]

I am not lazy
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9. Housewife [sung text checked 1 time]

Some women marry houses
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10. Small wire [sung text checked 1 time]

My faith/ is a great weight
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11. Mr. Mine [sung text checked 1 time]

Notice how he has numbered the blue veins
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12. Where it was at back then [sung text checked 1 time]

Husband,/ last night I dreamt
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13. Just once [sung text checked 1 time]

Just once I knew what life was for
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14. In Excelsis [sung text checked 1 time]

It is half winter, half spring
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