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Karl Shapiro Quotes

Karl Shapiro Quotes & Quotations
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    Already old, the question Who shall die? Becomes unspoken Who is innocent? Karl-ShapiroKarl Shapiro
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    But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep. Karl-ShapiroKarl Shapiro
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    In the tight belly of the dead, Burrow with hungry head, And inlay maggots like a jewel. Karl-ShapiroKarl Shapiro
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    Lastly, his tomb shall list and founder in the troughs of grass. And none shall speak his name. Karl-ShapiroKarl Shapiro
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    Laughter and grief join hands. Always the heart Clumps in the breast with heavy stride; The face grows lined and wrinkled like a chart, The eyes bloodshot with tears and tide. Let the wind blow, for many a man shall die. Karl-ShapiroKarl Shapiro
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    Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique. Karl-ShapiroKarl Shapiro
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    The body, what is it, Father, but a sign To love the force that grows us, to give back What in Thy palm is senselessness and mud? Karl-ShapiroKarl Shapiro
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    The doctor punched my vein,The captain called me Cain, Upon my belly sat the sow of fear. Karl-ShapiroKarl Shapiro
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    The good poet sticks to his real loves, those within the realm of possibility. He never tries to hold hands with God or the human race. Karl-ShapiroKarl Shapiro
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    To make the child in your own image is a capital crime, for your image is not worth repeating. The child knows this and you know it. Consequently you hate each other. Karl-ShapiroKarl Shapiro