Quotation by Karl Shapiro

The body, what is it, Father, but a sign
To love the force that grows us, to give back
What in Thy palm is senselessness and mud?
Karl Shapiro (b. 1913), U.S. poet, critic. The Leg (l. 29–31). . .

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