Friday, November 09, 2012

Etto's Voice - an etymology poem/a music poem

Etto's Voice
by
Greg Pincus

Etto had the deepest voice.
He boomed out his words, and it wasn’t a choice.
So when he tried singing as high as a bird,
“False Etto!” was yelled...
And we got a new word.

For what it's worth, I had originally called this poem "Ettomology." Should I change it back?

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15 comments:

kevan said...

Yes, change the title back. Then tell us about Soprano.

Tabatha said...

I'm with Kevan :-)

Fun poem, Greg!

Linda at teacherdance said...

I like Ettomology too, and am already thinking of all to be done as Kevan said-soprano, alto... I like those final lines!

Pat Kahn's Childsplay said...

I agree with Kevan. Would love to hear about Soprano. Alto, Contralto, Mezzo Soprano…actually anything you'd like to write about. Thanks, Greg.

jama said...

I vote for Ettomology too :). By popular demand, you must now do soprano, alto, et. al.

Carol Grannick said...

Yes, yes! All votes for Ettomology. So Ettomology wins the election! At last, something to laugh about! : )

Ed DeCaria said...

There's got to be a "Stall, Etto!" poem in there somewhere, too ...

Gregory K. said...

Thanks, y'all. I guess it's time to return to the original title. Though... is it child friendly? A turn off? Exciting? I'm unsure. But hey, I usually title things for myself anyway :-)

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Keeping a second title handy is a good idea, Greg. It's nice to have an alto-native.

skanny17 said...

What they said and yes, it is child-friendly enough. They will ASK what it means!!! And then you can tell them about his cousin sotto voce!
Janet F.

Ruth said...

Yes, change the title back. My kids have always loved big words, from the earliest ages.

Mary Lee said...

Another yes for changing the title back. Also yes yes yes for alto, soprano, etc etc. Get your musicality on!

laurasalas said...

Ha! And yes on ettomology!

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