Quotation by Karl Shapiro

Its quick silver bell beating, beating
And down the dark one ruby flare
Pulsing out red light like an artery,
Karl Shapiro (b. 1913), U.S. poet, critic. Auto Wreck (l. 1–3). . .

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