William F Dougherty

Rookie - 143 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. Choric Counsel 2/26/2016
9. Elm In Unstately Mood 3/25/2016
10. Mistress Molly 3/4/2013
11. A Provisional. Revision B 8/8/2012
12. The Crab Sonnets Iii 8/11/2012
13. Don Fragyle Enters The Lists 8/25/2012
14. Sparrowfall 9/4/2012
15. This Land He Owns 9/14/2012
16. Introducing A. D. Hope Conquistador 6/28/2012
17. Reflex 5/19/2012
18. Her Lithic Look 2/11/2011
19. Crystal Cadenza Rev. 6/6/2012
20. Sartorial Style 4/7/2012
21. Rural Delivery: Calendar Of Correlatives 7/23/2012
22. September 11,2001 9/6/2012
23. Princely Education At Eastcheap 3/4/2013
24. Metamorphosis 7/10/2012
25. First Footprint 4/7/2012
26. Morning In Carbonated Light 4/8/2012
27. Flat Fishing 2/11/2011
28. Paper Cache 4/4/2012
29. Night Crows 4/4/2012
30. Asterisk For Audubon Rev 7/19/2012
31. Sketch For Sanctuary In Elizabeth Park 5/14/2012
32. Theatrics 4/18/2012
33. Dark Of The Wheel 4/4/2012
34. Rhyme In Defense Of A Friend's Sonnet 6/24/2009
35. Mrs. Hawkheart 12/26/2010
36. Three More Haiku 4/1/2012
37. Paleolithic 4/4/2012
38. Steel With Stigmas 2/11/2011
39. Girl With Waltz-Blue Eyes 6/24/2009
40. Riverscape 8/22/2010
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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