Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 43,820 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Domus - Poem by Douglas Scotney

In Ancient Rome,
trullus, a dome,
came from trulla, a ladle.

The mere mention of a trullus
brought on jokes about big upturned spoons
and double entendres about lashings.

No such fun and excess for us:
our word 'dome'
comes from Rome's for 'home'.

Topic(s) of this poem: language

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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