SPRING has SPRUNG: a poem by Sophia Ann Montoya

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in a writer's journey, Adventure, Blog, capturing what captivates, creative writing, ponder and dream, sophia ann montoya, spring | 2 comments

SPRING has SPRUNG: a poem by Sophia Ann Montoya

 What inspires a poem? Anything can inspire a poem. “SPRING has SPRUNG” was inspired by my need to write about April’s holidays and events for a marketing email campaign on behalf of a real estate broker. It really is a rather captivating month whether one is religious or a jester at heart. As does life, the poem did not evolve in a predictable manner because the results were greatly influenced by the fog and rain threatening March 20, 2017–our first day of spring; a dear friend leaving on an extended business trip;...

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SHAMROCKING: Saint Patrick’s Day

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in a writer's journey, Adventure, Dragon's Gold, Irish Fairy Land, Lady Luck, Leprechaun's Pot of Gold, Roll the DIce, Saint Patrick's Day, shamrocking day, Treasure | 2 comments

SHAMROCKING: Saint Patrick’s Day

ADVENTURE Shamrocking on Saint Partick’s Day: Imagine all magic residing on your fingertips, and, power entwined with each intake and exhale of your soul’s whispering breath. Then, describe the frolicking fun you are going to have–on a glittering Kelly Green day–with your most adventurous friends. If you dare to trip with delight upon my own mental meanderings, simply scroll down to partake of the adventure that unfolds on my Shamrocking Day! – SHAMROCKING! COPYRIGHT © 2017 SOPHIA ANN MONTOYA Ever, and...

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TIME’s MYSTIC MIRAGE: a kiss is more than a kiss

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in a ribbon of love, a writer's journey, Action And Reaction, evolutionary terrain, kiss, love, time's mystic mirage, transcend, twilight's mystery | 0 comments

TIME’s MYSTIC MIRAGE: a kiss is more than a kiss

The featured image was created by me for my best friend, Michelangelo Dilella, and is not to be republished by any other person or entity.   Copyright  ©  2016 Sophia Ann Montoya   A RIBBON OF LOVE Inspired by Valentine’s Day I pondered upon the connections we have with those nearest and dearest to our hearts realizing that, along time’s mystic mirage, a kiss is always more than just a kiss. The result of my mental meanderings was my second poem of 2017. Scroll beyond the hearts to enjoy! TIME’S MYSTIC MIRAGE BY...

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THE UNWRAPPED GIFT: SoCal Storms 2017

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in a writer's journey, landslides, sophia ann montoya, Southern California, spring, Storms | 0 comments

THE UNWRAPPED GIFT: SoCal Storms 2017

STORMS and LANDSLIDES My first poem of the year was inspired by the the havoc caused by January rainstorms in Southern California. Copyright © 2017 Sophia Ann Montoya Scroll Down to Enjoy! THE UNWRAPPED GIFT Copyright © 2017 Sophia Ann Montoya Nature rumbled, patios Trembled and crumbled Then foundations buckled; Debris slid, rolling down Thoughtlessly void of Concern while trees shivered Gagging…unable to Swallow or gulp down Rain so determined to Bless our thirsty dusty land, Its mist, drops and torrents Mounting into rivelets Flooding...

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Defeat Ignites Adventure

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Action And Reaction, Adventure, Canyon Views, dare to be fulfilled, dare to succeed, Despair, inspiration, RAIL La, self development | 0 comments

Defeat Ignites Adventure

Defeat ignites thought, action and reaction. Whether that journey is positive or negative is completely up to the individual. Personally, I am inspired by defeat as it leads to necessary change and innovation. Can Defeat Lead to Adventure? After a week of woes making me feel like a dart board, I was exhausted and unproductive. I needed to cleanse my mind of the emotive debris and inflate my spirit until it floated like a pure white billowy cloud on a summer day. That shift began with a Sunday RailLA Tour Event that was part fun, volunteer,...

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FREE FABULOUS FUN: The Melodic Cacophony of LA

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

FREE FABULOUS FUN: The Melodic Cacophony of LA

From traffic horns to METRO rumbles, from Catalina Island to the foothills, even, from classical crescendos to jazz standards, the melodic cacophony of LA sings out to its diverse populace igniting a desire to connect and co-create making Los Angeles County the perfect home for a world’s fair. So, what say ye? Will your two thumbs thrust upward to express your support of an epic and transformative Los Angeles World’s Fair? As it is, LA has much to offer but, like all things, it could be so much better. Together, let’s move...

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FREE FABULOUS FUN: Language of Saxophones at LACMA

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

FREE FABULOUS FUN: Language of Saxophones at LACMA

“History makes love to the future” are words that rolled off Kamau Daoud’s poetic tongue as the jazz musicians of Pan African People’s Arkestra chased notes round and round in the background. All the while Quintin Mims, a member of LACMA’s Art and Music concert audience, gyrated, twirled and leapt in sensual artistry to the drummers hypnotic beat on Friday, November 14, 2014. Free Fabulous Fun: Pan African People’s Arkestra Pan African People’s Arkestra is a community-based jazz group. Originally...

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VIDEO NOTORIETY: Save Thousands of Dollars Working With the Director

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

VIDEO NOTORIETY: Save Thousands of Dollars Working With the Director

Watching the 2005 Lord of War starring Nicholas Cage, I remembered that Charles Tentindo of Flying Director Presentations won the Telly Award in 2006 for the Lion’s Gate documentary entitled, Making A Killing: Inside The International Arms Trade, garnering him an invitation to the United Nations. Now, you may never need to make an intensely dramatic documentary but, today, video notoriety is a part of  smart business and marketing plans whether for profit or non-profit aspirations. Fortunately for you, Tentindo produces video content...

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COLLABORATIVE EVENTS: Peace Through Music in Pasadena

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

COLLABORATIVE EVENTS: Peace Through Music in Pasadena

Hiro Morozumi was bullied to such an extreme he was afraid of the outside world and subsequent nightmares destroyed any hope for sanctuary. Before he performed his jazzy rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow’ at Pasadena’s Peace Through Music Concert, he shared his personal story and his belief that his horrific childhood enabled him to focus 100% on a computer program for music composition. The computer program was given to him as an outlet for his pent up emotions. As years passed by he excelled and his compositions were...

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FREE FABULOUS FUN: Catalina Express & Catalina Island

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

FREE FABULOUS FUN: Catalina Express & Catalina Island

My first visit to Catalina Island was by seaplane in the summer of 1968. Other remarkable returns to that quaint island included a romantic day that began with a helicopter ride to the Airport In The Sky; a birthday celebration at the Inn at Mount Ada (the Wrigley Home on Catalina Island) inclusive of a charming golf cart for transportation and excursions to the Wrigley Memorial and botanic garden were worthwhile; also, my favorite experiences were several trips during 2000-2002 via a Catalina 22 with the Keelswingers Sail Boat Club as we...

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