Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 33,054 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

A Limerick, 'He Could Have Used Naas' - Poem by Douglas Scotney

There's a town in Kildare called Athy.
Joyce used it to rhyme with a thigh.
He could have used Naas.
That rhymes with an arse.
But I think that his mind was too high.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

My first guess was the guy was too shy.

From an incident in the infirmary,
first school section,
'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'

Comments about A Limerick, 'He Could Have Used Naas' by Douglas Scotney

  • Bri Edwards (12/14/2016 10:57:00 PM)


    high as in 'on drugs/hallucinating', OR high as in morals/standards of politeness?

    interesting! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    bri :)
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  • (4/20/2012 10:08:00 AM)


    There is never too high, or ever too low, just limits to the extent we are prepared to go. (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2012 10:20:00 PM)


    I'm glad you reconsidered. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, December 6, 2013


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