Interview with Poet Kelly Loraine Stearns (RAPTURE OF THE MIND)

1) What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of this poem is reflection. Your life resembles a mirror, in the sense that every experience refracts displays and understand the choices and experiences that we chose to endure. To be able to apply these decisions to our life in the current but most importantly,

2) What motivated you to write this poem?

I would have to say time. The moments we endure within this life are expressions of our true self. Through this ‘time’ that we live we display every conscious movement/feeling through our experience. We express our emotions throughout this wave of time, moments that ultimately shape and mold the life we feel. Our choices shape the world we create, ultimately initiating what we endure today. Every action that we choose is a reaction from a decsicion we have already made It is within time that I have expanded, progressed within this life that we all travel through experiencing moments that are leaving behind many pieces of my journey. reflecting on certain portions of this ‘timeline’ brings about many thoughts, some bring moments of happiness while others bring

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing since elementary school but I have been dedicated to writing poetry for the last 3 years.

4) What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

My best friend did, actually. I have always wanted to hear/see my words put to life, it puts a completely different perspective on a poem when you can visually see your words expressed by someone other than yourself. I had submitted a poem to festivalforpoetry.com

5) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Yes, I write in many forms! One thing i love about writing is how vast and versatile the spectrum is. There are so many categories of writing to dive into. I see the human language as a sea of endless possibilities, ideas anticipating that one hook to capture a particular idea, reeling and bringing emotion to life. Writing is kind of like a fish bowl of possibilites, there are so many

6) What is your passion in life?

Bringing happiness to others. To me, there is no greater feeling than feeling another persons joy. To not only see

Watch the Poetry Reading: 

Performed by Danielle Nicole

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