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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    Captains of industry, your aimless power
    Awakens harsh velleities of time....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    So this
    Is man; so—what better conclusion is there—
    The day will not follow night, and the heart
    Of man has a little dignity, but less patience
    Than a wolf’s,
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Say never the strong heart
    In the consuming breath
    Cries out unto the dark
    The skinny death.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Leave now
    The shut gate and the decomposing wall:
    The gentle serpent, green in the mulberry bush,
    Riots with his tongue through the hush
    Sentinel of the grave who counts us all!
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    I think that in the swift white mind’s brain
    Neurons flash images of a world
    Undead and deathless, burgeoning again.
    I think that Spring will come this way, unfurled.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)