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Hi, Monty Vern here. I’m a work-in-progress personal blogger, author/ illustrator, and fallible human being. This is the new home for Monty’s Blahg. A place for musings both written and drawn.

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  • Joseph’s Star: A Love Story
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “Joseph’s Star: A Love Story”
  • Golda: Woof!
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “Golda: Woof!”
  • Bryant: Polluted Waters
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “Bryant: Polluted Waters”
  • Coraline: 汕头 (Shantou)
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “Coraline: 汕头 (Shantou)”
  • Daisy Chain: Seeds of an Idea…
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “Daisy Chain: Seeds of an Idea…”
  • Emmett: Code Red
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “Emmett: Code Red”
  • Off-Broadway (a Paint Chip Poem)
    No Love For Fatties invites us to join in on her Paint Chip Poetry by creating our own poem inspired by the paint chip colors of the week. I think this is a really creative and fun idea. Check out her original post and join in too if you feel inspired. Paint Chip Poetry BeContinue reading “Off-Broadway (a Paint Chip Poem)”
  • Laurette: A Garden Query
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “Laurette: A Garden Query”
  • More Thoughts from My Journal
    Saturday has arrived. It’s Mid-Autumn Festival or “moon-cake” holiday here. I slept through the moon’s rise and fall last night, but I’ve seen some beautiful pictures on my WeChat feed. Tonight I’ll be sure to take a look. We might be locked down but that hasn’t kept us from having access to the outside world…whichContinue reading “More Thoughts from My Journal”
  • Marianne: Viola’s Light
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “Marianne: Viola’s Light”
  • Thoughts from My Journal
    I’m feeling a bit low today. I want to write but I’m uninspired. So I sit with my fingers on the keyboard and type the obvious. It’s a beginning at least. I’ve recently received some disappointing news health-wise. Nothing critically dangerous, but significant. It’s a wake-up call for sure. I want to be left alone,Continue reading “Thoughts from My Journal”
  • Ovi: A Poem Named Ovi
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “Ovi: A Poem Named Ovi”
  • The Donna: A Girl Named Donna
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “The Donna: A Girl Named Donna”
  • Prairie Rose (a Paint Chip Poem)
    No Love For Fatties invites us to join in on her Paint Chip Poetry by creating our own poem inspired by the paint chip colors of the week. I think this is a really creative and fun idea. Check out her original post and join in too if you feel inspired. Paint Chip Poetry BeContinue reading “Prairie Rose (a Paint Chip Poem)”
  • Amanda’s Pinch: Dangerous Detours
    This poem is a part of the poetic ‘scavenger hunt’ designed by @murisopsis from A Different Perspective. This time the theme is Names, as in poetic forms that feature a name (e.g. one of the prompts is to write a poem in the form of “Amandas Pinch” — a form I’ve personally never heard ofContinue reading “Amanda’s Pinch: Dangerous Detours”
  • What’s in a Name?
    Today marks a new month and if not factually, at least emotionally, the start of Autumn for me. On this morning’s eve, I was happy to discover that @murisopsis from A Different Perspective is offering up a new poetry challenge. I participated in her ‘poetic scavenger hunt’ last spring and found it super inspiring. LotsContinue reading “What’s in a Name?”
  • A Perfect Morning
    A cool breeze under mostly clear skies. Home brewed iced coffee. Black and bold.Sitting in the garden watching commuters go by…But I’ve still got time. Be well, Monty
  • Seeking Autumn
    A few images inspired by the temperatures finally cooling and catching a glimpse of Autumn on the horizon. Be well, Monty
  • “From Here” – New Book Release
    From Here is a collection of poems that have been inspired by poetry, the poetry of others as well as the poetry of my life. This is a small collection including 24 poems and illustrations. The illustrations explore ‘found patterns’, which like the poems, often led me to surprising and beautiful results. Now available fromContinue reading ““From Here” – New Book Release”
  • The Orchard on Putney Hill Road
    The road home from school passed by an orchard;A fence protected the harvest from our thieving hands;But there were several old apple trees that reached over the fence and hung their wares for our taking; It was a long ride home; all uphill;Too hard a ride to be weighted down with heavy overgrown apples inContinue reading “The Orchard on Putney Hill Road”
  • a prayer
    A golden shovel poem/prayer. Under the harvest moon, When the soft silver Drips shimmering Over the garden nights,Death, the grey mocker,Comes and whispers to youAs a beautiful friendWho remembers. “Under the Harvest Moon” by Carl Sandburg A Prayer From Carl Sandburg’s “Under the Harvest Moon” Please God, lift me up from underThis heaviness; sew theContinue reading “a prayer”
  • I’ve No Words
    I’ve no words ugly enough.I open my mouth and silence spews out.I write wildly upon the page in blank scrawls.A supposed writer, poet even, yet I’ve no words. They told me He would listen with understanding.That He would love me. Forgive me.But what if all I can do is cry in shame?What if I’ve noContinue reading “I’ve No Words”
  • Believe
    The following found patterns were all generated from “believe”. Perhaps the diversity of results is part of the answer? Be well, Monty
  • The Captain (‘s Quiz) is Back!
    Paul, over at the Captain’s Speech has been hosting the preeminent blogging quiz awhile now but was on a mini-hiatus. When I saw his post announcing the latest quiz I admit getting a bit giddy with excitement. It’s been a long hot summer and I’m in need of some simple fun. And it just happensContinue reading “The Captain (‘s Quiz) is Back!”
  • The Night Cricket
    ‘the night cricket’s humble prayer‘ “Doesn’t Every Poet Write a Poem About Unrequited Love” by Mary Oliver What is the night cricket praying so incessantly for?Persistence is a virtue they say, but I sometimes have my doubts. How can she hear God’s answer if there is not a moment of peace and quite? My sonContinue reading “The Night Cricket”

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