William F Dougherty

Rookie - 82 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. Rev. Of Click Of Marbled Orbs 6/2/2015
8. Mistress Molly 3/4/2013
9. A Provisional. Revision B 8/8/2012
10. The Crab Sonnets Iii 8/11/2012
11. Don Fragyle Enters The Lists 8/25/2012
12. Sparrowfall 9/4/2012
13. This Land He Owns 9/14/2012
14. Introducing A. D. Hope Conquistador 6/28/2012
15. Reflex 5/19/2012
16. Her Lithic Look 2/11/2011
17. Crystal Cadenza Rev. 6/6/2012
18. Sartorial Style 4/7/2012
19. Rural Delivery: Calendar Of Correlatives 7/23/2012
20. September 11,2001 9/6/2012
21. Princely Education At Eastcheap 3/4/2013
22. Metamorphosis 7/10/2012
23. First Footprint 4/7/2012
24. Morning In Carbonated Light 4/8/2012
25. Flat Fishing 2/11/2011
26. Paper Cache 4/4/2012
27. Night Crows 4/4/2012
28. Asterisk For Audubon Rev 7/19/2012
29. Sketch For Sanctuary In Elizabeth Park 5/14/2012
30. Theatrics 4/18/2012
31. Dark Of The Wheel 4/4/2012
32. Rhyme In Defense Of A Friend's Sonnet 6/24/2009
33. Mrs. Hawkheart 12/26/2010
34. Three More Haiku 4/1/2012
35. Paleolithic 4/4/2012
36. Steel With Stigmas 2/11/2011
37. Girl With Waltz-Blue Eyes 6/24/2009
38. Riverscape 8/22/2010
39. The Crab Sonnets I 4/9/2012
40. Lamia In Blackburn Wood 4/6/2012
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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Owl Light

The mole catacombed under dripping roots,
gnawing grubs like clustered shrimp, pulpy white
dangling in gloom. In the oak, patient hoots

practiced the dark; tiny hands tunneled and scooped
processions of mounds: a breach of lunar light
the owl distinguished from his drift and swooped,

spread grasping hooks, honed keen as his sight,

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