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Karl Shapiro

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.

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    One day beside some flowers near his nose
    He will be thinking, When will I look at it?
    And pain, still in the middle distance, will reply,
    At what? and he will know it’s gone,
    O where! and begin to tremble and cry.
    Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)

    There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx’s Capital.
    —W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)

    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 (b. 1913)