Karl Shapiro Quotes

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Karl Shapiro Quotes

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

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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.

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

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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 Shapiro

Keelhaul the poets in the vestry chairs.

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Self-knowledge is a dangerous thing, tending to make man shallow or insane.

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