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Famous Bassinet Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Bassinet poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous bassinet poems. These examples illustrate what a famous bassinet poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Sexton, Anne
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like green witches in my head, letting doom
leak like a broken faucet;
as if doom had flooded my belly and filled your bassinet,
an old debt I must assume.

Death was simpler than I'd thought.
The day life made you well and whole
I let the witches take away my guilty soul.
I pretended I was dead
until the white men pumped the poison out,
putting me armless and washed through the rigamarole
of talking boxes and the electric bed.
I laughed to see the private ir...Read More



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