Cover photo
Mary Montalvo
Worked at Law Firms.
Attended University of Colorado at Boulder
165 followers|108,754 views


Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
Love begets love. This torment is my joy. by Theodore Roethke
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
"My beloved speaks and says to me:

'Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
for lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth. . .'"

Song of Songs 2:10-12 (King Solomon), The Holy Bible
(Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, St. Ignatius)
Mary Montalvo's profile photoSteve Mayer's profile photo
No on the published. It's a duet no doubt. Every time I'd go 2 find a female 2 sing the Shulamites part,,,the pastor's,,ALL of them said,"Not in My Church." but I've still got it & the music. It's been a while since I've played It,,,but It's still there. I'm God Taught. Couldn't play a lick,,until I became born again.   Thanks          Steve Mayer
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
For my contribution of poetry from the classic poets, below is the famous poem, Correspondances, by Charles Baudelaire from his book, Fleurs du Mal (Flowers of Evil). It is a very famous poem. The book was first published in 1857, but was later censored, and his final definitive book was published in 1868 with the censored poems, and new ones. Enjoy.


La Nature est un temple où de vivants piliers
Laissent parfois sortir de confuses paroles;
L'homme y passe à travers des forêts de symboles
Qui l'observent avec des regards familiers.

Comme de longs échos qui de loin se confondent
Dans une ténébreuse et profonde unité,
Vaste comme la nuit et comme la clarté,
Les parfums, les couleurs et les sons se répondent.

II est des parfums frais comme des chairs d'enfants,
Doux comme les hautbois, verts comme les prairies,
— Et d'autres, corrompus, riches et triomphants,

Ayant l'expansion des choses infinies,
Comme l'ambre, le musc, le benjoin et l'encens,
Qui chantent les transports de l'esprit et des sens.

— Charles Baudelaire


Nature is a temple in which living pillars
Sometimes give voice to confused words;
Man passes there through forests of symbols
Which look at him with understanding eyes.

Like prolonged echoes mingling in the distance
In a deep and tenebrous unity,
Vast as the dark of night and as the light of day,
Perfumes, sounds, and colors correspond.

There are perfumes as cool as the flesh of children,
Sweet as oboes, green as meadows
— And others are corrupt, and rich, triumphant,

With power to expand into infinity,
Like amber and incense, musk, benzoin,
That sing the ecstasy of the soul and senses.

— William Aggeler, The Flowers of Evil (Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1954)


Nature's a temple where each living column,
At times, gives forth vague words. There Man advances
Through forest-groves of symbols, strange and solemn,
Who follow him with their familiar glances.

As long-drawn echoes mingle and transfuse
Till in a deep, dark unison they swoon,
Vast as the night or as the vault of noon —
So are commingled perfumes, sounds, and hues.

There can be perfumes cool as children's flesh,
Like fiddIes, sweet, like meadows greenly fresh.
Rich, complex, and triumphant, others roll

With the vast range of all non-finite things —
Amber, musk, incense, benjamin, each sings
The transports of the senses and the soul.

— Roy Campbell, Poems of Baudelaire (New York: Pantheon Books, 1952)


All nature is one temple, the living aisles whereof
Murmur in a soft language, half strange, half understood;
Man wanders there as through a cabalistic wood,
Aware of eyes that watch him in the leaves above.

Like voices echoing in his senses from beyond
Life's watery source, and which into one voice unite,
Vast as the turning planet clothed in darkness and light,
So do all sounds and hues and fragrances correspond.

Perfumes there are as sweet as the music of pipes and strings,
As pure as the naked flesh of children, as full of peace
As wide green prairies — and there are others, having the whole

Corrupt proud all-pervasiveness of infinite things,
Like frankincense, and musk, and myrrh, and ambergris,
That cry of the ecstasy of the body and of the soul.

— George Dillon, Flowers of Evil (NY: Harper and Brothers, 1936)

(The three translations show how the essence of a poem takes on different meanings for different persons.)
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
Waking from a heart-pattering dream, I awoke to a beautiful sky. Here is my poem for today. Good morning all.


Wafting about in a robin’s-egg sky
the puffy pearl-coloured clouds form
as waves of milky strands stretching
among the azure ocean of the heavens . . .

Drifting there and nigh
like a Monet painting way up high
floating aimlessly all about,
our hearts melt to witness the beauty
among the lofty heights . . .

Come hither to me o’ splendid sights
your translucent bodies full of raindrops
which nourish the earth and nourish man
spilling over as a waterfall, as tears from Heaven. . .

Copyright © 2011 Mary L. Montalvo. All rights reserved.
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
Good early morn'. I'm going through a creative spurt right now, so here's another poem I hope will launch your day in a good way.

The River

The genesis of your being
mighty river blue
are raindrops from a cerulean sky
or a wellspring from the bowels
of the earth . . .

From snowflakes which have fallen
upon majestic mountain ranges
melting into tiny streams
which grow into unbounded creeks
searching for a home . . .

Trickling, flowing, gushing forth in ripples
from a gurgling, babbling brook
lunging towards an ocean
in rushing, surging rivulets . . .

To become a capacious sea
floating among the stars
among the dolphins, fish and whales
and a variety of sea life
thriving in a watery world . . .

Which is your destiny, and your
destination . . .

Copyright © 2011 Mary L. Montalvo. All rights reserved.
Mary Montalvo's profile photo
+William Mazdra - Thank you so much for your very kind words, and it pleases me to know you can find happiness in my poems. I love your words that you feel as if you have "opened that trunk at the foot of Emily's bed . . ." and I am humbled by your analogy. Wishing you well. . . have a lovely day.
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
I did some research as to the numbers of those who believe in a religion and those who don't, and this is what I learned: According to which posted this info on August 9, 2007, the figures are as follows:

0,22% - Jews ~ 14 million
0.36% - Sikhism ~23 million
6% - Primal-Indigenous ~ 300 million
6% - Buddhism ~ 376 million
6% - Chinese Traditional ~ 394 million
14% - Hinduism ~ 900 million
16% - Non-Religious ~ 1.1 billion (Atheists/Agnostics/Secular/Non-Religious)
21% - Islam ~ 1.5 billion
33% - Christianity ~ 2.1 billion

[Note: Total adds up to more than 100% due to rounding . . .]

So, to sum it all up, according to this organization/entity: about 16% of the world’s population is Non-Religious, and about 86.58% of the world's population is Religious.

(I think I posted the correct information, however, if you learn of any errors, please correct them.)

P.S. I don't know what kind of group "adherents" is. I just Googled a question about religions of the world and this is one of the more recent posts that came up.

The reason I made the inquiry is because one of Google+'s bloggers informed me that a majority of the Google+ Team are non-religous, so I was just curious what the statistics are.
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
Upon waking early this morning, I couldn't see the mountains from my window, so I wrote this poem entitled "Nature" in "free verse" style, as it reminds me of my hikes in the Colorado mountains. Mary Montalvo, the vintage poet


To see a beautiful butterfly in flight
fluttering its wafer-thin wings
is akin to watching an angel fly
amoung a green garden bright. . .

To see a velvet rose, wet with the morning dew
tilting its luxurious face towards the sun
breathing in light and changing it to chlorophyll
is a glorious sight to see . . .

Or a little fawn nibbling upon a field of grass
bending its gentle brow towards the blades
in its daily foray into Nature
to survive yet another dawn . . .

To see a blue-green dolphin glide
and jump above the sea
is to witness the movement of a being
at play in life
and ‘tis a spectacular scene to behold . . .

All of Nature is a miracle
a wonder of an exquisite order
the skies, the creatures, the seas,
the timbers
all were meant to be . . .

Nature is a most wondrous being
it’s beauty and myst’ry are oft’told
and from the depths of the sea
to the highest peaks
‘tis a gift full of splendour.

Copyright © 2011 Mary L. Montalvo. All rights reserved.
Ando Perez's profile photoMary Montalvo's profile photo
+Darlene Parks - obviously you finally read the poem in its entirety.  i'm glad you finally understand my point.  lols  :)
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
Here is my poem for today . . . emphasizing my desire for the world and everyman to wake up and save the Planet, and therefore, Humanity. Please keep my poem in mind as you go through your day today.

The Fire Within

The burning, burning fire within
of my soul full of angst and full of flames
crying out for my Planet, for Humanity. . .

Words screaming from the depths of my mind
tossing and turning, whirling about and raging,
echoes from the past haunting me, taunting me
to end the scourge upon Mother Earth . . .

Torturing me every waking moment
at every turn, every corner, every step
of the way
along my journey on this curious planet . . .

What shall I do, what can I do
my heart cannot bear the ruinous tide
any longer
and the afflictions of our beautiful home,
I can bear no more, no more . . . no more . . .

Act now, be not timid
so speak loudly and boldly of the threats
to the people and this orb we call our home
and heed the warnings of our planet . . .

And her pleas to save her now, or she and we will die.

Copyright © 2011 Mary L. Montalvo. All rights reserved.
Mary Montalvo's profile photoArman Photography's profile photo
Best for you...
Peace and love for all the universe...
Happy Yalda forward!
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
GOOD NEWS! CBS NEWS, one of the premiere and legitimate news organizations in the U.S., has posted my two comments concerning the Cover Up by President Obama concerning these matters on their website, under 60 Minutes So far, only CBS NEWS has had the moral and ethical courage to expose these matters. CBS NEWS is the first to break the silence by the news media regarding Obama’s Cover Up. Please watch CBS NEWS for any public reports about this Cover Up by President Obama by CBS News’ Programs and New Anchors.. Thank you CBS! You deserve my undying praise and gratitude!
MISTER NOSE's profile photo
You got that right!
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 

How high do you reach
O’ mountains of the Earth?
Stretching upwards toward the sky
revealing your craggy chasms
to all who would pass by . . .

Mt. Sinai, Mt. Kilamanjaro, Mt. Everest, yes,
the Himalayas, the Swiss Alps, the Rocky Mountains,
Carpathians, and more
span the vast horizons, sweep the spacious terrain
how immense and wonderful thou art . . .

If only I could climb you to see your lovely vistas
and along the way, breathe in your sighs and echoes,
your streams and rivers, creatures and forest floors,
I’ll view your towering trees
and kiss your summits once I have arrived . . .

O’ mountains you are full of majesty
mighty and stalwart, steadfast and blue
rugged and indomitable, yet
you are subject to tectonic plates shifting . . .

Drifting . . . you into oblivion if they wish,
so we should cherish you all the more
whilst thou art still with us.

Copyright © 2011 Mary L. Montalvo. All rights reserved.
Add a comment...

Mary Montalvo

Shared publicly  - 
The Coming Storm

2012 . . . that’s the mysterious number
being bandied about these days
and what will happen this coming year
with the coming storm
that physicists say will ensue . . .

The Inter-Galactic Pole Shift
an immense extraordinary event
that is to change life as we know it
or so “they” say . . .

An Agrarian Society we will once again
become the rumours go . . .
there will be a ‘dark rift’ as they say;
Mayans left relics to enlighten us, and
they knew not what else to do but pray . . .

So what are we to do?
Ignore it, study it, prepare for it, what?
Knowledge is power, the old adage goes
but ignorance is bliss . . .

If all the dire predictions come true
then we are in for a great deluge, a tempest,
a tumultuous storm
that will rock our world, and rock the Planet
perhaps ‘til we are no more . . .

Fear not, good people, fear not
for all may not be lost
prepare for the worst yet carry on
and treasure the Planet, for ours
is our only one . . . and pray.

Copyright © 2011 Mary L. Montalvo. All rights reserved.
Add a comment...
Born in Pueblo, Colorado on August 15, 1958.  Now 54 years old.  Married twice. Divorced twice. Once a Rainbow Hippie for about 2 months.  Due to injustice with the Court System, am Unaffiliated in general.  Francophile, yet saving up to visit gay Paris!  (Have a French degree).  Also have a Business Administration degree from University of Colorado.  Was in jail once for "Harassment."  It should've been "Panhandling" as I was homeless four times due to corruption in government -- but that's on my Blog.  Am Roman Catholic. Three favorite quotes I wrote and copyrighted are:  "The true terror in life is not death, but Man's inhumanity to Man."  And, "Grief was my Guardian, Sorrow my Playmate, and Insanity, my Lover." And, "God is Love -- and Love gives us wings to cross the vast chasm between Reality and our Dreams."  Peace and Love.  Mary
Bragging rights
Survived life, so far -- 2 degrees from Univ. of Colo.
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Colorado-Denver
    B.A. Business Administration, 1991
  • University of Colorado-Denver
    B.S. Business Administration, 1991
Basic Information
Other names
Ruby Valdez, Susan Pytel, Lil' Acorn, Half-Pint, Lil' Hummingbird, Lil' Corn Dog, Lil' Pine Tree, GP Sue
Poet, The Painting Poet (a poet who paints with her words . . .") Copyright (c) 2011 Mary L. Montalvo. All rights reserved.
  • Law Firms.
  • K N Energy, Inc (now d/b/a Kinder Morgan)
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
ON GOD'S GREAT EARTH! - Aspen, Denver, Boulder, Pueblo, Sarasota, Garden City, KS, Santa Fe, Colorado Springs