Quotation by Karl Shapiro

I sweep. One gyrates like a top and falls
And stunned, stone blind, and deaf
Buzzes its frightful F
And dies between three cannibals.
Karl Shapiro (b. 1913), U.S. poet, critic. The Fly (l. 45–48). . .

New & Selected Poems, 1940–1986 [Karl Shapiro]. (1987) University of Chicago Press.
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