The inspiration behind “La la land”

The poem “La la land” was inspired by the movie “La la land”. I watched it on the big screen with friends (our first double date yay!) . I really, really wanted to watch a romantic movie. Much to my delight, the guys were absolute gentlemen about it and let us girls choose the movie. It exceeded my expectations, it was so wonderful!

Interesting fact: the title “La la land” has double meaning! It refers to both the city of Los Angeles, and the expression meaning a fantasy world. And to me la la lands sounds like a song 🙂

If you are thinking about seeing the movie, please do! And you are welcome to let me know what you thought about it in the comments below.


La la land

*La la land*


A dreamy la la land

Where the music doesn’t end,

And bittersweet touches your heart

From the moment the movie starts.


There are two people, not real

But they live and love and feel.

They let you in to see

Who they really want to be.


They dream. Their hearts desire

Dancing and shining as bright as a fire.

They are so brave for each other

In their magical city of stars.




The inspiration behind “Violin”

The poem “Violin” was inspired by the music played by a wonderful musician, Ralitsa Tcholakova. I had the pleasure to hear her play the violin at a concert, Women of Note- Music by European Women Composers. It was organized to honour women composers for International Women’s Day (March 8th). All the performers played beautifully, but there was something about the violin that really spoke to me.

Did you know that violin may be the instrument that is closest to the human voice? Some recent studies even suggest that makers of Stradivarius violins of the 1700s were trying to imitate the human voice when they were making their instruments. I don’t know whether they are right or not, I’ll leave the facts to scientists, and will instead share my personal, poetic interpretation of violin music.






Your violin created

A personal experience

For me. I never knew

My ears could see.


It recreated

Stories, melodies,

And memories

Which were long gone.


Notes came alive

Under your hand,

Swirling in a dance

Around the violin.


Your violin made me

Relive my past

And have hope

For my future.



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