Karl Shapiro - Quotes

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My soul is now her day, my day her night, So I lie down, and so I rise. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Already old, the question Who shall die? Becomes unspoken Who is innocent? ---->>>

The doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain, upon my belly sat the sow of fear. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

In the tight belly of the dead, Burrow with hungry head, And inlay maggots like a jewel. ---->>>

Lastly, his tomb shall list and founder in the troughs of grass. And none shall speak his name. ---->>>

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? ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 11-10, 1913
Die: 05-14, 2000
Occupation: Poet

Karl Jay Shapiro (November 10, 1913 – May 14, 2000) was an American poet. He was appointed the fifth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1946.(wikipedia)