Karl Shapiro

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

Karl Shapiro Poems

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

Buick

As a sloop with a sweep of immaculate wing on her delicate spine
And a keel as steel as a root that holds in the sea as she leans,
Leaning and laughing, my warm-hearted beauty, you ride, you ride,
You tack on the curves with parabola speed and a kiss of goodbye,
Like a thoroughbred sloop, my new high-spirited spirit, my kiss.


As my foot suggests that you leap in the air with your hips of a girl,
My finger that praises your wheel and announces your voices of song,

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