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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Anne Sexton’s “Song for a Lady,” in an Animation Inspired by Oliver Sacks

Montreal-based artist and musician Ohara Hale brings to life Maria Popova's reading of Anne Sexton’s “Song for a Lady” celebrating the sensual love between two women.

"Song for a Lady" by Anne Sexton from Ohara Hale on Vimeo.


On the day of breasts and small hips
the window pocked with bad rain,
rain coming on like a minister,
we coupled, so sane and insane.
We lay like spoons while the sinister
rain dropped like flies on our lips
and our glad eyes and our small hips.

“The room is so cold with rain,” you said
and you, feminine you, with your flower
said novenas to my ankles and elbows.
You are a national product and power.
Oh my swan, my drudge, my dear wooly rose,
even a notary would notarize our bed
as you knead me and I rise like bread.

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