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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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Caroline Gordon - Biography
... years, she left Chattanooga and returned home, where, at the age of twenty-nine, she met Allen Tate, a free-spirited "bohemian" poet, commentator and essayist, four years her junior ... Caroline Gordon (who retained her maiden name) and Allen Tate lived in Tate's house in Clarksville ... Caroline Gordon's marriage to Allen Tate ended in divorce in 1945, followed by a 1946 remarriage and an ultimate divorce in 1959 ...

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    Therefore with idle hands and head I sit
    In late December before the fire’s daze
    Punished by crimes of which I would be quit.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    When little boys grown patient at last, weary,
    Surrender their eyes immeasurably to the night,
    The event will rage terrific as the sea;
    Their bodies fill a crumbling room with light.
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    Well, I don’t know, but I’ve been told
    The streets in heaven are lined with gold.
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    If the Russians happen to get up there first;
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