Karl Shapiro

(10 November 1913 – 14 May 2000 / Baltimore, Maryland)

Poems of Karl Shapiro

1. A Garden In Chicago 1/13/2003
2. Aside 4/16/2010
3. Buick 4/16/2010
4. California Winter 3/1/2004
5. Conscription Camp 4/16/2010
6. Going to School 4/16/2010
7. Love for a Hand 4/16/2010
8. Manhole Covers 1/13/2003
9. Sunday: New Guinea 4/16/2010
10. The Alphabet 4/16/2010
11. The Conscientious Objector 4/16/2010
12. The Dome Of Sunday 4/16/2010
13. The Fly 4/16/2010
14. The Intellectual 4/16/2010
15. The Olive Tree 1/13/2003
16. The Piano Tuner’s Wife 4/16/2010
17. Troop Train 4/16/2010
18. University 4/16/2010

Aside

Mail-day, and over the world in a thousand drag-nets
The bundles of letters are dumped on the docks and beaches,
And all that is dear to the personal conscious reaches
Around us again like filings around iron magnets,
And war stands aside for an hour and looks at our faces
Of total absorption that seem to have lost their places.


O demobilized for a moment, a world is made human,

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