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William F Dougherty

Rookie - 16 Points (West Hartford, CT)

Princely Education at Eastcheap


Doll Tearsheet, Boar's Head wench,
Encircled Falstaff, lessoned Hal
Plied new tricks picked up in French
And shocked yeoman with her clench
O goose-gown or knotty bench
As Hal sowed imperial
Oats. Doll Tearsheet, Boar's Heard wench,
Encircled Falstaff, lessoned Hal.

Submitted: Monday, March 04, 2013
Edited: Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Shakespeare. Henry IV and V plays. Prince Hal in misguided youth is hanging out with Falstaff, famous, somewhat likeable rogue. Eastcheap
is sinful portion of London. Boar's Head is a Tavern- with bordello
upstairs. Hence Doll Tear-sheet, etc. Hal becomes Henry V and
repudiates the bad company of his youth. [Encircling=legs- like the
repeated lines of a triolet.

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  • Rookie - 72 Points Scotty Dogg (4/14/2013 9:54:00 PM)

    Your notes are like a little poem themselves. I'm going to try a triolet. It'll be great. Be on the lookout! S. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Scotty Dogg (4/11/2013 9:38:00 PM)

    I don't understand it, but I love it as usual. Your timing is impeccable. The repeating phrases are fun, and your choice of words are challenging. Beautiful! I'll have to read it again and Google some stuff so as to better understand. This a new one? I think so. You're back and I'm happy! ! (I don't come around as often now. Everyone's gone. I'll check in more now if you're back) (Report) Reply

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