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The Whole World's Sadly Talking To Itself

The Whole World’s Sadly
Talking To Itself
–W. B. Yeats
By James Tate

“Hands full of sand,
I say: take this,
this is what I have saved; 107 more words


Shroud of the Gnome

Shroud Of The Gnome
James Tate

And what amazes me is that none of our modern inventions
surprise or interest him, even a little. I tell him… 239 more words


Stat of the Day - Thursday 25th August 2016

33.33 – the percentage of winners trainer James Tate had in lower grade handicaps at Wolverhampton this year!

In fact more than one half of all his starters have been placed in 2016; with the addition of Luke Morris in the saddle the success rate increases even more. 133 more words


A Knock On The Door

A Knock On The Door
James Tate

“They ask me if I’ve ever thought about the end of 
the world, and I say, “Come in, come in, let me 
give you some lunch, for God’s sake.” After a few 
bites it’s the afterlife they want to talk about. 
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Shut Up And Eat Your Toad

The disorganization to which I currently belong
has skipped several meetings in a row
which is a pattern I find almost fatally attractive.
Down at headquarters there’s a secretary… 340 more words

A Wedding

She was in terrible pain the whole day,
as she had been for months: a slipped disc,
and there is nothing more painful. She

herself was a nurse’s aide, also a poet… 208 more words

The Motorcyclists

My cuticles are a mess. Oh honey, by the way,
did you like my new negligee? It’s a replica
of one Kim Novak wore in some movie or other. 326 more words