Monty – #NaPoWriMo23 – Day 26

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Day 26’s prompt was:

“Write a portrait poem that focuses on or plays with the meaning of the subject’s name. This could be a self-portrait, a portrait of a family member or close friend, or even a portrait of a famous or historical person” [from here]


So I had to cobble something together, as I was stumped (and overtired from one of those frustrating days when I wandered about getting lots of things half done, but didn’t actually ‘achieve’ much – though I managed to do over 10k steps without leaving the house!  Thanks restlessness, heehee):


What a fool

Is that Monty!

So uncool,

(Far too jaunty).

Smiling at

You all like friends,

Carving content

With her pen.

From French ‘mountain’

(Means “pointed hill” )

But there’s a take

That’s better still:

She’s the whole deal/

The whole she-bang;

It’s all a-swirling

‘Round her

– dang!

A ‘plume’ to hide ‘hind?

Yes, we know:

All smoke and mirrors,

All for show.

But maybe someday

She’ll catch sight

Of her picked pen name

Up in lights…😉


Here’s my former offering (which I like much more) from when I tackled a similar prompt back in ’21!

Hopefully I do better with Day 27’s directions 😉


Monty X


[Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay ]


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