Allen Tate

Allen Tate

John Orley Allen Tate (November 19, 1899 – February 9, 1979) was an American poet, essayist, social commentator, and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1943 to 1944.

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    The times have changed. Why do you make a fuss
    For privilege when there’s no law of form?
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    When Gabriel’s trumpet ends all life’s delay,
    Will crash the beams of firmamental woe:
    Not nature will sustain the even crime
    Of death, though death sustains all nature, so.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    I had kept opaque
    Down deeper than the canyons undersea
    The sullen spectrum of a buried lake
    Nobody saw; not seen even by me....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Is it a new spring star
    Within the timing chill,
    Talking, or just a mime,
    That rises in the blood
    Thin Jack-and-Jilling seas
    Without the human will?
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    The secret ones around a stone
    Their lips withdrawn in meet surprise
    Lie still, being naught but bone
    With naught but space within their eyes....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)