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The Camel, James Tate

The Camel, James Tate

I received the strangest thing in the mail
today. It’s a photograph of me riding a camel
in the desert. And yet I have never ridden a… 98 more words

James Tate

at the clothesline :: james tate

Millie was in the backyard hanging the laundry. I was watching her from the kitchen window. Why does this give me so much pleasure? Because I love her in a million ways, and because I love the idea of clean laundry flapping in the wind. 134 more words


“. . . It’s the town’s goat. I’m just taking my turn caring for it. . . ” (James Tate)

There’s no accounting for it, but one of my favorite poems of all time is James Tate’s “It Happens like This.”

I say there’s no accounting for it because I have no idea what it “means,” and it certainly is not the most “elevated diction” from which anyone ever composed a poem. 1,132 more words

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It's Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Although I won’t be literally carrying a poem in my pocket today, I’ve decided to share a poem here on The Whisper Box. 267 more words

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Slovak (IRE)

Age: 3 (Foaled March 9th, 2012)
Sex: Chestnut Filly
Sire: Iffraaj
Dam: Bratislava
Trainer: J Tate
Owner: Mr Saeed Manana

A full sister to Wootton Bassett and also related to plenty of other winners. 7 more words


Success Comes to Cow Creek, by James Tate

I sit on the tracks,
a hundred feet from
earth, fifty from the
water. Gerald is
inching toward me
as grim, slow, and
determined as a… 174 more words


'The Workforce' - A Poem by James Tate

How often do you find yourself in negotiation with management and suppliers to acquire the resources necessary to meet your objectives?

In the poem ‘The Workforce’, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning poet, … 412 more words