Dreams of a robot dancing bee : 44 stories by James Tate

By James Tate

The forty four tales of "Dreams of a robotic Dancing Bee"--Long-awaited by way of enthusiasts of Tate's poetry-will come as a welcome shock to readers surprising together with his earlier paintings. Tate turns out either awed and bemused by way of small city existence, with its legends, flights of fancy, heightened feelings, tragedies and small ruptures within the cloth of normal existence.

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She liked living in the twilight world with furry and feathery friends. The family of wrens in the birdhouse on the front-porch was more riveting to her now than all the dinner-guests she had ever cooked for in the past. Their little ones were about to fly from the nest any day now and she didn’t want to miss the event. She had witnessed many families raise their chicks in that house, but this year it was especially important to her that all go well. After dinner Susie asked permission to go across the street to play with her friend Tamika.

Sister Theodosa tousled Ollie’s hair, and Ollie didn’t care what the kids behind him thought, he knew he was the lucky one. ” She said, “Vera, you’ve come, how thoughtful. I see you recognized my little scoundrel from his pictures. ” Ollie was pained by this suggestion. ” Edith looked around Vera’s robes at the little congregation of followers her old friend had attracted. A silent vigil had formed on the other side of the street. ” 46 ROBES “None whatsoever, Edith. ” She embraced Edith, a trifle uncertain of her role.

The goldfinch that perched on her bed of daisies each morning and early evening nabbing small insects brightened her spirits and helped her to forget her still-nagging pain. And the day a scarlet tanager flittered from tree to tree in plain view of her kitchen window Mrs. Norris felt no pain at all. It was heaven-sent, as bright and shining as hope itself. She called to her only daughter, Susie, to come quick. “He’s come to visit us all the way from Peru. Look, Susie, he’s our first scarlet tanager.

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