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Coda by James Tate

Love is not worth so much;
I regret everything.
Now on our backs
in Fayetteville, Arkansas,
the stars are falling
into our cracked eyes.

With my good arm… 80 more words


“Teaching the Ape to Write Poems” by James Tate

They didn’t have much trouble
teaching the ape to write poems:
first they strapped him into the chair,
then tied the pencil around his hand… 35 more words


on the subject of doctors :: james tate

I like to see doctors cough.
What kind of human being
would grab all your money
just when you’re down?
I’m not saying they enjoy this: 108 more words


Lines From 7 Poets: In Honor of Big February Love Holiday (1 of 2)

     Valentine’s Day, similar to Hoover’s pipe dream poultry, is just around the corner.  In honor of this momentous fact– I selected lines from a total of 14 poets (7 in this post) relating to Love. 782 more words

Quotes From Other People

free :: james tate

I was always thinking about her even when I wasn’t thinking. Days went by when I did little else. She had left me one night as a complete surprise. 271 more words


Real Life Rock Top 10 (05/09)

1. Caroline Weeks, Songs for Edna (Manimal Vinyl)
An “English Rose” (so described in a press release) setting Edna St. Vincent Millay to music? On the sleeve a leafy, garlanded Ms. 1,568 more words

Greil Marcus

180 Marijuana Dispensaries Pop Up In Detroit: 'This Is The Next Big Thing In The City'

DETROIT (WWJ) - One of the fastest growing businesses in the Motor City has many residents raising concerns: Medical marijuana dispensaries.

“This is the next big thing in the city of Detroit,” said Councilman James Tate. 351 more words