Bert Monterona
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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I feel the pain in the world
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Our Planet, Our Shrinking Freedom
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
In this planet,millions of people dying of poverty,exploited,abused,tortured and killed because there are also thousands of greedy people who got the economic and political power exploited humanity and our natural resorces. Devils are not in hell they are around the places where highly deposited with gold,diamond,oil and other natural resources.
Can we change the world?
More about me
I'm a visual artist doing designing,painting,sculpture,installations and murals. I'm also an art educator developing peacebuilding and the visual arts course for social and community workers,peacebuilders and educators. I was a political activist during martial law period in the Philippines, now in Canada my works shifted into peace,multiculturalism, unity in diversity,gender sensitivity and equality and environmental issues. My on going personal project is producing 100 artworks on peace and environment and exhibit it around the world by 2014 in commemoration of the first world war.
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At 8:08pm on January 3, 2011, G.P. said…
At 12:34am on June 15, 2010, Eva said…

iPeace is deleted from David Califa the end of June. Here you can find a new home.

You are cordially invited.

Warm regards, Eva
At 3:48am on December 22, 2009, David Sparenberg said…

From the Celts we have the ancient tradition of “I am” poetry. These poems were never intended as mere ego inflations, but more of establishing identity-connections, of relationships. In line with this tradition, today I have written:


I am as sweet as the wind of Andrea Bocelli
I am as deep as the bottomless miracle of Shakespeare
as solid with sublime beauty as stones of Michelangelo
as full as the Tao of Beethoven with power to wed
the symphonic stars of heaven with choral trees of earth

I am as small as the mustard seed of Jesus
a parable containing the complexity of Bach
as humble as the bird-prayers of Saint Francis
as holy as the dancing laughter of wise and wandering Baal Shem Tov
I am as righteous with visions as prophets Isaiah, Black Elk and Einstein
as big with mandala-dreaming as Blake and Jung

I am animal, angel and human
and I am as sweet
as the wind
of Andrea Bocelli.

David Sparenberg 21 December 2009

Now make an “I am” poem of your own and celebrate the creative accomplishments of our shared humanity!
At 3:22am on August 10, 2009, David Sparenberg said…

Ride the horse.
The horse.
The horse.
Ride the horse, ride
into mythology
into kabbalah
into alchemy
Ride to the heart of
God’s intimate dream.

Horse is powerful.
Horse is beautiful
with passions strong
passion’s songs. Simple,
agile, august.
The flowing tail;
the ample mane
of braided gold.

The golden dust
at hooves of fire!

Ride the horse.
The horse.
The horse.
Ride the horse
upon God’s wind;
on the old
shaman’s back of
wolf pelts, bear claws
raven wing, snake skin
moth entranced. Ride

to the edge of the first and final word.
Ride to the turning
tide of light-thread
tasseled moon. To
the kingdom of angel-stars.
To where sacrificial seraphim
perish in phoenix-flame of prayer.

To where the
butterflies fold their
wings of silk and
wait for death. To
where dragonflies are resurrected.
And ageless midnight penetrates
the virgin eyes and
smile of dawn.

Do you believe, nomad
that trees smile, that
mountains contemplate
that rivers
having kissed the
floating head of Orpheus’
lips, sing the valleys
of the soul’s dark poetry?
The yin
before the yang of pilgrimage.


Ride the horse.
The horse.
The medicine horse!
Golden dust
of pollen mist
at hooves of fire;
the arcing journey…


Ride to the
“there” that is here.
Ride to the then
that is forever now.
To the intimate
divinity of everywhere;
to the intricate “yes”
in the silence of nothingness;
the wonder of hush, of
forgotten embrace.

This Tao of Peace:
this neighing energy.

There is a star
on the horse’s forehead.
Healers call it
Blaze of Bethlehem.
The flying shadow
ripples over ground like
Shiva’s mantic dance.

The horse’s name is
Bird With Four Legs.
The horse’s path
is Wind Song Dancer.

In the medicine
bundle of crucified time
the horsehair drum
revives the soul.
With hand of blessing
in the inner Jordan
paints colors martyred
on the face of memory.

Stamp the Red Hand
on your horse’s haunch!

When night
is cold, scatter warmth of prairie stars.
When evil rattles
the thorn tree of agony
the poems of roses
from the fountain of your heart.

what you give to life
. Soul
and blood.
Sweat and grace.

9 August 2009
At 11:54pm on July 26, 2009, Diogo Cortez said…
Hello, Bert Monterona,
My friend (and your brother...) David Sparenberg suggested that I introduce myself to you, and I did it, adding you to my iPeace friends. In the mean time I've been looking to your profile here, and I became very interested in your personal project for 2014. It's an excelent idea to exhibit that 100 artworks on peace and environement. For that I could come in it you showld bring some thousend, not only that 100... - after a long time I did stop painting and drawing as I was doing before... (but last days, looking to so many artists and artworks around here - and now you, your colours and so nice project - I'm shure I'll start again)
You are wellcome, and I hope you accept my friendship...
At 5:38pm on May 29, 2009, Susie Shapiro said…
Hi Bert,
Thank you so much for your friendship!
I lived in Vancouver 15 years ago, and it's where my son was born. It's such a special place. I miss the mountains and the ocean!
I would love to see your artwork -please keep me posted about your projects!
Lots of love,

At 4:35am on April 23, 2009, Beatriz Pereira said…
At 7:25am on January 16, 2009, Donna Allard (AcadianRose) said…
Hi Bert.. I just created a PEACE CANADA group your welcome to join... :)
At 1:48am on January 9, 2009, Hamit GÜRSOY said…
Hello Dear BERT;
Thank you for your friendship;
Greetings from Izmir-TURKEY
At 1:30am on January 9, 2009, Candle4Burma said…
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Peace and Love to you

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