William F Dougherty

Rookie - 374 Points (West Hartford, CT)

Princely Education At Eastcheap - Poem by William F Dougherty

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(Triolet)

Doll Tearsheet, Boar's Head wench,
Suffered Falstaff, schooled Hal
Plied new tricks picked up in French
That shocked yeoman with her clench
On goose-down or knotty bench
And pleased the prince and his fat pal.
Doll Tearsheet, Boar's Head wench,
Suffered Falstaff, schooled Hal.

Topic(s) of this poem: sexuality

Form: Triolet


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.

Comments about Princely Education At Eastcheap by William F Dougherty

  • 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

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  • 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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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, January 2, 2017


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