Allen Tate

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

Poems of Allen Tate

1. A Carrion 4/21/2010
2. A Pauper 4/21/2010
3. Aeneas At Washington 4/21/2010
4. Art 4/21/2010
5. Causerie 4/21/2010
6. Correspondences 4/21/2010
7. Death Of Little Boys 4/21/2010
8. DITTY 4/21/2010
9. Eclogue Of The Liberal And The Poet 4/21/2010
10. Elegy 4/21/2010
11. Emblems 4/21/2010
12. False Nightmare 4/21/2010
13. Farewell To Anactoria 4/21/2010
14. Fragment Of A Meditation 4/21/2010
15. Homily 4/21/2010
16. Horatian Epode To The Duchess Of Malfi 4/21/2010
17. Idiot 4/21/2010
18. Ignis Fatuus 4/21/2010
19. Inside And Outside 4/21/2010
20. Jubilo 4/21/2010

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:

Where we went in the black hull no light moved
But a gull white-winged along the feckless wave,
The breeze, unseen but fierce as a body loved,
That boat drove onward like a willing slave:

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