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That Day Analysis

Author: poem of Anne Sexton Type: poem Views: 2

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This is the desk I sit at

and this is the desk where I love you too much

and this is the typewriter that sits before me

where yesterday only your body sat before me

with its shoulders gathered in like a Greek chorus,

with its tongue like a king making up rules as he goes,

with its tongue quite openly like a cat lapping milk,

with its tongue -- both of us coiled in its slippery life.

That was yesterday, that day.

That was the day of your tongue,

your tongue that came from your lips,

two openers, half animals, half birds

caught in the doorway of your heart.

That was the day I followed the king's rules,

passing by your red veins and your blue veins,

my hands down the backbone, down quick like a firepole,

hands between legs where you display your inner knowledge,

where diamond mines are buried and come forth to bury,

come forth more sudden than some reconstructed city.

It is complete within seconds, that monument.

The blood runs underground yet brings forth a tower.

A multitude should gather for such an edifice.

For a miracle one stands in line and throws confetti.

Surely The Press is here looking for headlines.

Surely someone should carry a banner on the sidewalk.

If a bridge is constructed doesn't the mayor cut a ribbon?

If a phenomenon arrives shouldn't the Magi come bearing gifts?

Yesterday was the day I bore gifts for your gift

and came from the valley to meet you on the pavement.

That was yesterday, that day.

That was the day of your face,

your face after love, close to the pillow, a lullaby.

Half asleep beside me letting the old fashioned rocker stop,

our breath became one, became a child-breath together,

while my fingers drew little o's on your shut eyes,

while my fingers drew little smiles on your mouth,

while I drew I LOVE YOU on your chest and its drummer

and whispered, "Wake up!" and you mumbled in your sleep,

"Sh. We're driving to Cape Cod. We're heading for the Bourne

Bridge. We're circling the Bourne Circle." Bourne!

Then I knew you in your dream and prayed of our time

that I would be pierced and you would take root in me

and that I might bring forth your born, might bear

the you or the ghost of you in my little household.

Yesterday I did not want to be borrowed

but this is the typewriter that sits before me

and love is where yesterday is at.

Submitted by Venus


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Looking back on the events of yesterday, "that day", Anne recalls a moment in which her and her "king", her husband, were in love, making love. A moment when their marriage was enough and she did not need or want to be "borrowed" by the other lover; the affair that she dabbled in so many times before. A moment in which she truly wanted to build a home together with him and to bear his children. But that was a moment, a moment that passed, and today she does not love him.

| Posted on 2009-11-19 | by a guest

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