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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    One rumor straight comes huddling on another
    Of death, and death, and death!
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    He was the finest of our happy men;
    He had all joys, he never thought of death;
    He fiddled sometimes with his mind, and then
    Shook off the tremor like a nervous wren....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Death’s long anabasis.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    So you, O nameless Duchess who die young,
    Meet death somewhat lovingly
    And I am filled with a pity of beholding skulls.
    There was no pride like yours.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    And spying far away
    Upon the Tibetan plain
    A limping caravan,
    Dive, and exterminate
    The Lama, late
    Survival of old pain.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)