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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    Sing a song of Bethlehem
    Star of all of the Idmen
    Everybody’s Jesus
    Now if never then
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Only the gaunt fierce bird
    Flies, merciless with fear
    Lest air hold him not,
    Beats up the scaffold of space
    Sick of the world’s rot
    God’s hideous face.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    The wisdom of history, how she takes
    Each epoch by the neck and, growling, shakes
    It like a rat while she faintly mews.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    For in the air all lovers meet
    After they’ve hated out their love....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    ‘The god has not yet answered to our pity
    For the black vision and tangle in her brains,
    Nor is there knowing soever in the city
    Of the red histories that throbbed in her blue veins.’
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)