Allen Tate

Allen Tate
Winchester, Kentucky
John Orley Allen Tate was an American poet, essayist, social commentator, and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1943 to 1944.


Tate was born near Winchester, Kentucky to John Orley Tate, a businessman, and Eleanor Parke Custis Varnell. In 1916 and 1917 Tate studied the violin at the Cincinnati Conse ...
Popular Poems
Ode To The Confederate Dead
Row after row with strict impunity
The headstones yield their names to the element,
The wind whirrs without recollection;
In the riven troughs the splayed leaves
The Mediterranean
Where we went in the boat was a long bay
a slingshot wide, walled in by towering stone--
Peaked margin of antiquity's delay,
And we went there out of time's monotone:
Last night I fled until I came
To streets where leaking casements dripped
Stale lamplight from the corpse of flame;
A nervous window bled.
The Meaning Of Death
I rise, gentlemen, it is the pleasant hour.
Darkness falls. The night falls.
The Subway
Dark accurate plunger down the successive knell
Of arch on arch, where ogives burst a red
Reverberance of hail upon the dead
Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
For intellect is a mansion where waste is without drain....
11 November 2014
The innocent mansion of a panther's heart!
11 November 2014
The twilight is long fingers and black hair.
11 November 2014
They sough the rumour of mortality.
11 November 2014
The moon will run all consciences to cover....


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