William F Dougherty

Rookie - 374 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. A Thousand Ships 6/1/2012
4. Living Wills 6/1/2012
5. Percy Shelley And Mary (17) Elope: Father Hires A Hack To Slander Them 6/6/2012
6. Bamboozled 6/6/2012
7. Metamorphosis 7/10/2012
8. Inked On Pillowcase 3/4/2013
9. Princely Education At Eastcheap 3/4/2013
10. Click Of Marbled Orbs 6/2/2015
11. Choric Counsel 2/26/2016
12. Elm In Unstately Mood 3/25/2016
13. Quietus Of White On White 6/17/2016
14. In Procrustes' Digital Province 6/19/2016
15. Mistress Molly 3/4/2013
16. This Land He Owns 9/14/2012
17. Asterisk For Audubon Rev 7/19/2012
18. Sparrowfall 9/4/2012
19. Reflex 5/19/2012
20. Introducing A. D. Hope Conquistador 6/28/2012
21. A Provisional 8/8/2012
22. The Crab Sonnets Iii 8/11/2012
23. Don Fragyle Enters The Lists 8/25/2012
24. Her Lithic Look 2/11/2011
25. Crystal Cadenza Rev. 6/6/2012
26. Sartorial Style 4/7/2012
27. Rural Delivery: Calendar Of Correlatives 7/23/2012
28. Sacre Du Printemps 8/31/2012
29. September 11,2001 9/6/2012
30. The Cancer Sonnets Series 11/9/2012
31. A Paean 6/12/2012
32. Morning In Carbonated Light 4/8/2012
33. Ms. Jean At The Pianoforte 4/8/2012
34. First Footprint 4/7/2012
35. Flat Fishing 2/11/2011
36. Paper Cache 4/4/2012
37. Night Crows 4/4/2012
38. Fish Pond At 60 6/23/2012
39. Original Version: The Candle 4/27/2012
40. Night Watchman 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 ...

Read the full of Wallace Stevens: The Click Of Marbled Orbs

From Mad To Verse

(Old note on the day Ogden Nash cached in.)

Jabberwock, ode to a skylark,
he'd used any device (licit or il)
slyly to entice words to a lip tease;
that harlequin in word-paint on a stanzaic trapeze,
slapstick Houdini of phonetic cajolery
hocus-pocused versentences into breathless, paragraph-long forced (Holy Moly)
marches until they began to huff and puff, then yank them somersaulting

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