Facts about Karl Shapiro

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Karl Shapiro was a famous Poet from USA, who lived between November 10, 1913 and May 14, 2000.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 11 quotes who is written / told by Karl.

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Famous quotes by Karl Shapiro (11)


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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"
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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?"
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"Lastly, his tomb shall list and founder in the troughs of grass. And none shall speak his name"
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"The doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain, upon my belly sat the sow of fear"
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"Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique"
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"In the tight belly of the dead, Burrow with hungry head, And inlay maggots like a jewel"
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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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"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"
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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"
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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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