Watch Poetry Reading of IF ONLY. performed by actress Erynn Brook:
Matthew Toffolo interviews Poet Menorca Chaturvedi:
Matthew: What is the theme of your poem?
The theme of my poem is guilt, guilt for not doing something at the right time, and repenting it all your life.
Matthew: How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?
Menorca: I would like people to get the message, and reflect on their actions. If there is something you want to do, do it now. If there is someone you want to see, see them as soon as you can. If any of the readers/viewers would be willing to share their experiences after reading my poem, I would certainly love to read their comments or mails.
Matthew: How long have you been writing poetry?
Menorca: I actually started writing poetry less than two years ago. I had never thought that I would write poetry some day, but my thoughts and inspiration made me write my first poem very naturally.In fact, it was the beautiful city of Heidelberg that inspired me to write my first poem.
Matthew: Do you have a favorite poet?
Menorca: I like reading the works of William Henry Davies and Robert Frost. Ofcourse, there are many other classical poets I have grown up reading, and who I admire.
Matthew: What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?
Menorca: WILDsound is a great platform for new and old poets. I just wanted to put my poem out there, and watch it being performed beautifully. Although I always read my poems aloud with expressions, I wanted many more people to see it being read out by a professional. This poem is very close to my heart, and is dedicated to someone I have admired all my life.
Matthew: Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?
Menorca: I have been writing articles,blogs and stories for many years now. Writing scripts and screen plays is something that has been on my mind, and will definitely try my hand at it sometime soon.
Matthew: What is your passion in life?
Menorca: I am passionate about expressing my thoughts and communicating with people all over the world. Through my stories and experiences, I want to inspire people to choose their own life path, and follow their passions. I always go by the adage ‘It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that defines your altitude’. Hence, I myself never want to stop exploring my capabilities and want to travel and learn as much as possible.