Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Prof's Poetry Bus part deux


My name is..

Peter,
Peter Dominic,
Pete,
I hated it.
Then Peanuts, then Pod,
Then Catsand, Masty, Donga.
Then Action Man, Inaction Man,
Pickling, Jingler, Jangler,
Jingle –me –jangle,
and worse,much worse.
Hated them all.
Then Uncle John saved me,
Blessed me Peadar,
And I was home.




Oh,and in case any wun waz wundrin.Peadar is pronounced Padder or sometimes Pathur.

29 comments:

Karen said...

How's this one...Nicky Nanoes? Who the heck knows where these things come from? Thank goodness for the Uncle Johns!

Gwei Mui said...

Greeting Peadar! What's in a name - much more than we would have first thought. My favourite line has to be
"And I was home"

Jeanne Iris said...

Glad they went with Peadar from the Greek word for 'stone.' Yep, quite appropriate, wouldn't you say?

And will there be a Part Trois: Le Haiku?

Rachel Fox said...

People always say 'this isn't like your usual stuff and I like it' to me and it really gets on my wick (what do mean - usual stuff...I don't have usual stuff and what do you mean again..don't you like the others...)! But you know...this isn't like your usual stuff and I like it.
x

chiccoreal said...

Dear Total: This poem is brilliant and so Irish. Peter. Saint Peter. Form irrelevant to Reverend its formidable! I love nicknames but not if they are cruel. I never liked "Jane" much either. Sure you remember those banal books called "Dick and Jane". I grew up on that stuff. Oh that explains EVERYTHING! heehee!

NanU said...

Catsand's an interesting twist of Peter. Though with Peter, like so many John and Micheals, something must be done just to tell you all apart sometimes.
I hated my name too, but seem to have made my peace with it. Had a chance to change the second part for something ordinary, but didn't. Now I'm stuck.

The Bug said...

I hated Dana when I was small (after all it's a boy's name too!) and I could never get those cute license plates with my name on them for my bicycle. I wanted to be called Marie - my middle name. But I LOVE Peadar! That definitely suits you better.

Gwei Mui said...

Hi TFE thanks for dropping by I've changed the recoding in the vain hope that it'll work here's a direct link as you expressed a wish to hear it read - hope it does work for you :)
http://www.podomatic.com/podcast/embed/1287147/1409877

Oh thanks for following

Heather said...

Peter Dominic sounds OK to me but I think Peadar sounds much more interesting. God Bless Uncle John and I love your poem.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh dear and I have been calling you Peeder in my head for weeks.

PSWord verification is Inneye!

Poetikat said...

Kevin calls me "Kotch". (We bought Gaelic postcards of our names on our honeymoon.)
I like Peadar. It suits you!

Those other ones are wacko!

The Bus is idling over at Keepsakes.

Kat

Pure Fiction said...

Really like this - there's a lovely gentle rhythm all the way through, and then this gorgeous uplifting ending.

Argent said...

I loathe my given name with a passions others can only dream of. I wish someone would bless me home. This pome really resonates with me.

Totalfeckineejit said...

I kinda like Nicky Nanoes,Karen, sounds like a character from The Sopranos.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Is that because the poem was over Gwei Mui? :)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Tis also the Irish for Peter, but yes, tis all Greek to me.

Part trí coming up ! I'll grit my teeth and ignore the bloody fingernails scraping down the blackboard.

Totalfeckineejit said...

What you trying to say Foxo?
:)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Chiccoreal .To be fair 'Saint Peter' has a certain ring to it.I'd have settled for that.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Catsand stuck after being taken short when the bathroom at a party was busy.I think it should have been Catsan really but drunks , like beggars, can't be choosers.

I like your first name.I think Nan is very nice :)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks (Marie) I think Dana is a nice game for a girl for sure..but for a boy? Na!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Gwei Mui, I'll try it out!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Heather, funnily enough Uncle John preferred to be called Jackie but John fitted better for the poem.
But God bless him, yes, he was my favourite uncle and much missed ,RIP.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Kotch!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Jayney Mac Weaver! Peeder is worse than Peter.Ha ha!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Why thankly PF!

Totalfeckineejit said...

We should be allowed choose our own names Argent.

The Crooked Tongue said...

Your poem made me think of being teased as a child. I think children are cruel creatures...playgrounds are slaughter houses of the self esteem. This is just personal experience speaking.
I like Will's approach from Good Will Hunting..."It's me Will remember, we went to kindergarden together."
Great poem and great ending,
"And I was home," loved that.

ArtSparker said...

Good to know how to pronounce your name if I ever meet you - would like to visit Ireland some day.

Dominic Rivron said...

Peter Dominic? Like the off licences? Whatever happened to them?

If you didn't like it you could have just dropped the Peter :)

Although I must say I did suffer the indignity of being called Dominickers for quite a lot of my childhood. Knickers for short.

ps liked the fledgling poets poem too!