William F Dougherty

Freshman - 542 Points (West Hartford, CT)

First Footprint - Poem by William F Dougherty


I had an eye for sea and sky
and love for bitter-sweet fruit:
I yearned to haunt the gull-dipped sea
In quest of my blue recluse.
My way was lost amid strange songs,
deciduous faith had shed;
no stellar sirens sang to me—
Your hollow hum kept me in thrall,
duped by bliss, pulse possessed.
Hostage to my giddy blood,
I canceled star-burst dreams,
questing for her sparking flesh,
bound to pyrotechnic bouts of love
the Zodiac knows nothing of.

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  • William F Dougherty (4/7/2012 6:31:00 PM)

    Published in Trinity College Review, Hartford, as first-semester freshman. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 13, 2012

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