B is for…Butt in the Air (#AtoZ)

Here is my second post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022, my first time participating as I’m relatively new to the blogging world. I’m looking forward to engaging with more of this wonderful community through this challenge. For those that don’t know me, I’m a writer/illustrator/blogger based in Shanghai, China. You can learn more about me here.

My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. Seriously Silly Poetry will include poems from A to Z that are inspired by the child in me and other creatives that celebrate childhood (such as Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, etc.). All of the poetry and illustrations will be creations from me. Most will be original creations for this series, but from time to time I will pull from one of my illustrated books or earlier posts if it fits with the theme.

I hope you enjoy this series. Welcome to Monty’s Blahg!


This post is a re-illustrated version of a poem that I wrote about two years ago when I first started creatively writing. Originally titled “Namaste”, I thought it could work well here with a little fun name change.


Butt in the Air (a.k.a. Namaste)

by Monty Vern

Once a day I roll out the mat
Contorting my body
Into downward dog and cat
As my mind catches up
Letting go of this and of that.

As I send my behind
Flying up sky high
My wandering mind
May stretch into the past
With many thoughts not so kind

If not into the past
Then back to the future
Racing forward too fast
Despite standing still
As a warrior stoned and cast

But as time slows
And my breathing centers
While resting in child’s pose
Peace overcomes me
And only my mind knows

Now ready for the day
I roll up my mat
Grateful to say
Thanks to myself,
Namaste.


Be well,

Monty

35 Comments

  1. afshan18 says:

    Am a yoga lover and ur butt post made me smile 😉 http://afshan-shaik.blogspot.com/?m=1#.Ykf9rLfhUzY

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Haha. Thank you! Glad to provide a smile.

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  2. *snort*
    love how it ends!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Haha. Thanks so much Anna!

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      1. Kathleen says:

        Behind the chimes…

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  3. Jamie says:

    This made me laugh!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Glad to hear that!!

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  4. Kinda how the days begins…
    Clever

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Hehe. Thanks!!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Hehe. Thanks!

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  5. Oh I love it haha! And especially the graphic that popped up when I opened it in a browser instead of just reading it from the email hahaha

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      I didn’t realize the images don’t go through with the email. That’s half the fun. I’ve committed to creating illustrations for every post in this challenge since the goal is to have an A to Z picture book of silly poems by the end of the month. Glad you got a laugh!

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      1. Oh yeah, the images never come in the emails. But its always nice to read the words and then see the image after. Sometimes if its just the image with words on it I gotta open it properly though haha

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      2. Monty Vern says:

        Good to know!

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      3. Kalpana says:

        Lovely playful poem about yoga. I will probably giggle as I do Warrior pose this morning and remember.

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      4. Monty Vern says:

        Haha! A giggle is the perfect response!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks Michelle 🙂

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  6. Haha, this is amazing!

    Hopping in from the A-Z community,
    Dream

    Broken

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks Dream!

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  7. LillianC says:

    This is wonderful. You have captured a moment that is intuitive. Putting that into words takes a delicate touch. Well done!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thank you Lillian. I really appreciate your feedback!

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  8. lv2trnscrb says:

    Cute poem and theme for the challenge! WTG for this being your first year participating! Enjoy the rest of the challenge and the world of blogging. It is such a wonderful experience!

    betty
    https://benchsnotebook.blogspot.com/

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks so much! Coming over to check out your post soon.

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  9. This made me smile, especially because if my regular yoga routine!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      So glad to provide a smile! I do yoga daily too 🙂

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  10. My mind’s in the air, along with my butt.
    Good Poem
    ~Steve Slack
    The Letter B

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  11. aguycalledbloke says:

    Downfaced dog meets upfaced butt 🙂 Nicely done.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Haha. Thanks!

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  12. Namaste! Great poem, and the drawing almost made spill my wine. XD

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Haha. A wine spiller! That’s exactly what I was going for!

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