01 June 2009

One of my favorite writing quotes.

This is attributed to Anne Sexton, the late American confessional poet.

"Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard."

I use it in my artwork often, too . . . it's much more than a "writing quote," in my opinion--for anyone seeking a muse, trying to find a voice, looking for the "right" way to express oneself, these are words to live by. [Or, as the English teacher in me would like to say, words by which to live.]

By the way, this is my favorite photo of Sexton . . . she was a glamorous woman, almost always photographed with a cigarette in her hand.


  1. i, too, love this quote and phot amy. you can almost believe she wasn't tormented in the pic.

  2. My drama club kids and I organized an evening of oratory for our Spring show in April, and one of the girls read "In Celebration of My Uterus."

    We had a hoot.


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