Come dicono i pompieri,
non prendete mai camere oltre
il quinto piano
negli hotel di New York:
ci sono scale che vanno piú su
ma nessuno ci salirebbe.
Come dice il "New York Times"...
Ultime frasi inseritedi Anne Sexton
Concerning your letter in which you ask
me to call a priest and in which you ask
me to wear The Cross that you enclose;
your own cross,
your dog-bitten cross,
no larger than a thumb,
small and wooden, no thorns, this rose...
Child, the current of your breath is six days long.
You lie, a small knuckle on my white bed;
lie, fisted like a snail, so small and strong
at my breast. Your lips are animals; you are fed
with love. At first hunger is not wrong.
The nurses nod their caps; you are shepherded
down starch halls with the other unnested throng...
I am thirty this November.
You are still small, in your fourth year.
We stand watching the yellow leaves go queer,
flapping in the winter rain.
Falling flat and washed. And I remember
mostly the three autumns you did not live here.
They said I'd never get you back again...
is a great weight
hung on a small wire,
as doth the spider
hang her baby on a thin web,
as doth the vine,
twiggy and wooden...