William F Dougherty

(West Hartford, CT)

A Paean


Praising you, dear, tests my quicksilver wit:
You floodlight a room just by leaving it.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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  • Shahzia Batool (6/15/2012 1:50:00 AM)

    when you feel that you are satisfied with just a couplet, it means you have done your job, and the point that you wanted to focus upon...is there, so there is no need left to elongate it... (Report) Reply

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