Allen Tate

(19 November 1899 - 9 February 1979 / Winchester, Kentucky)

Allen Tate Poems

1. Ode to the Confederate Dead 1/20/2003
2. The Mediterranean 1/20/2003
3. The Subway 4/21/2010
4. The Wolves 4/21/2010
5. The Meaning Of Death 4/21/2010
6. Unnatural Love 4/21/2010
7. The Cross 4/21/2010
8. Winter Mask 4/21/2010
9. The Meaning Of Life 4/21/2010
10. Last Days Of Alice 4/21/2010
11. To A Romantic 4/21/2010
12. Death Of Little Boys 4/21/2010
13. The Robber Bridegroom 4/21/2010
14. To The Lacedemonians 4/21/2010
15. To The Romantic Traditionists 4/21/2010
16. Mr. Pope 4/21/2010
17. Aeneas At Washington 4/21/2010
18. Idiot 4/21/2010
19. Farewell To Anactoria 4/21/2010
20. Elegy 4/21/2010

A Pauper

. . . and the children's teeth shall be set on edge.

I see him old, trapped in a burly house
Cold in the angry spitting of a rain
Come down these sixty years.

Why vehemently
Astride the threshold do I wait, marking
The ice softly pendent on his broken temple?

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