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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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    Already old, the question Who shall die?
    Becomes unspoken Who is innocent?
    Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)

    Freedom is slavery some poets tell us.
    Enslave yourself to the right leader’s truth,
    Christ’s or Karl Marx’, and it will set you free.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love,
    And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in
    —Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)