Treasure Island

Karl Shapiro

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

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Manhole Covers


The beauty of manhole covers--what of that?
Like medals struck by a great savage khan,
Like Mayan calendar stones, unliftable, indecipherable,
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  • Daniel Y. (4/9/2014 8:04:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem, full of wit and style.
    It's similar to some that I've done. Check out my poems
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  • Sidi Mahtrow (4/5/2012 7:54:00 AM)

    It lies there
    Surrounded by metal, as its own
    Encased in concrete
    Long hardened and dark with age.

    But below,
    A hidden kingdom
    Where elves play
    Emitting foul aromas
    That keep mankind away.

    And in these dark recesses
    Lurks a time capsule of the past
    When man walked upright
    And shouldered his burdens
    But, alas, no more.

    The manhole cover, Covers.

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