William F Dougherty

Rookie - 16 Points (West Hartford, CT)

William F Dougherty Poems

1. Wallace Stevens: The Click Of Marbled Orbs 9/22/2008
2. Epithalamium 2/11/2011
3. The Zipper 9/21/2008
4. A Roman Sentry's Friday Duty 2/14/2008
5. Grayscale 3/24/2008
6. Candle Power 8/14/2007
7. September 11 (See New Revision) 3/24/2008
8. A Promise To Keep (Update.) 1/21/2011
9. The Stranger 1/21/2011
10. Owl Light 4/8/2008
11. Conch 2/9/2011
12. Sunday Is Visiting Day 4/25/2012
13. Winterlude 4/14/2012
14. Villanelle On A Proverb 4/19/2012
15. The Glass In The Glass 6/11/2009
16. Black Knots 4/6/2012
17. The Cancer Sonnets Series 11/9/2012
18. Epochal Bells 11/6/2011
19. Anecdote: Art And Apples 4/7/2012
20. Words Poetic (Dueling Duet) 4/6/2012
21. Fish Pond At 60 6/23/2012
22. Anniversary [requiem] 4/4/2012
23. On A Bench In Pigeon Park 1/21/2011
24. Hic Jacet (Definitive) 4/6/2012
25. Chanticleer's Complaint 4/8/2012
26. Sanctuary In Elizabeth Park 2/11/2011
27. Original Version: The Candle 4/27/2012
28. Haiku 2/11/2011
29. Sestina: Harvard In A Fictive Light 12/26/2010
30. Schadenfreude 6/11/2009
31. Candide Redux Rev. 1/21/2011
32. From Mad To Verse 5/19/2009
33. Night Watchman 4/27/2012
34. She Was Merely 4/30/2012
35. Red Rain Keeps Plopping 4/6/2012
36. A Paean 6/12/2012
37. Clerihews 4/6/2012
38. Sacre Du Printemps 8/31/2012
39. In The X-Ray Studio 4/6/2012
40. Rural Free Delivery 8/7/2008
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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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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