William F Dougherty

Rookie - 16 Points (West Hartford, CT)

William F Dougherty Poems

1. Triolet For Miz Muse 4/4/2012
2. La Belle Dame Whetted 6/1/2012
3. Living Wills 6/1/2012
4. Percy Shelley And Mary (17) Elope: Father Hires A Hack To Slander Them 6/6/2012
5. Bamboozled 6/6/2012
6. Inked On Pillowcase 3/4/2013
7. Mistress Molly 3/4/2013
8. A Provisional. Revision B 8/8/2012
9. The Crab Sonnets Iii 8/11/2012
10. Don Fragyle Enters The Lists 8/25/2012
11. Sparrowfall 9/4/2012
12. This Land He Owns 9/14/2012
13. Introducing A. D. Hope Conquistador 6/28/2012
14. Reflex 5/19/2012
15. Her Lithic Look 2/11/2011
16. Crystal Cadenza Rev. 6/6/2012
17. Sartorial Style 4/7/2012
18. Rural Delivery: Calendar Of Correlatives 7/23/2012
19. September 11,2001 9/6/2012
20. Princely Education At Eastcheap 3/4/2013
21. Metamorphosis 7/10/2012
22. First Footprint 4/7/2012
23. Morning In Carbonated Light 4/8/2012
24. Flat Fishing 2/11/2011
25. Paper Cache 4/4/2012
26. Night Crows 4/4/2012
27. Asterisk For Audubon Rev 7/19/2012
28. Sketch For Sanctuary In Elizabeth Park 5/14/2012
29. Theatrics 4/18/2012
30. Dark Of The Wheel 4/4/2012
31. Rhyme In Defense Of A Friend's Sonnet 6/24/2009
32. Mrs. Hawkheart 12/26/2010
33. Three More Haiku 4/1/2012
34. Paleolithic 4/4/2012
35. Steel With Stigmas 2/11/2011
36. Girl With Waltz-Blue Eyes 6/24/2009
37. Riverscape 8/22/2010
38. The Crab Sonnets I 4/9/2012
39. Lamia In Blackburn Wood 4/6/2012
40. Early Version: Sanctuary, Elizabeth Park 4/27/2012
Best Poem of William F Dougherty

Wallace Stevens: The Click Of Marbled Orbs

(Sonnet as Keynote to WS)

The stout man puffs on his Havana cigar
And picks canary chords on his blue guitar,
Fashions flawed words and spindrift sounds
Into day-glow verbs and glass-blown nouns.
How much the notion of a supreme fiction
Derives from bric-a-brac and spiffy diction
None knows. Say his thickest absolutes
Derive from blue rotundities of fruits:
His crispest jugglery performs the feat
Of hardening stealthy points into concrete
Trombones, sausage-makers, cattle skulls,
And pettifogging buds. His monocle's
Univocal, a prop ...

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Grayscale

The archived rite returns in gothic gray:
a bruise-dark sky, a blunt and tugging rain,
a sheen of black umbrellas, spaded clay.
The camera obscura, mind, ingrains
his father’s plot; and next, to seal her pain,
within three months, his mother’s sudden grave;
a delved dominion sears the turf again.
Nothing breaks the burlaped afternoon, save
when lightning cleaves the murk. Magnesium

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