Interview with Poet David Dephy

Matthew Toffolo: What is the theme of your poem?

David Dephy: Pain and hope, strength and kindness, our memories and forgiveness, because — some day — we will remember nothing of our enemies, but that killing silence of our friends.

2) What motivated you to write this poem?

The same things which I mentioned above – pain, hope, strength, forgiveness and kindness.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I was 21 years old when I started writing poetry and prose.

4) If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Only one person? Oh no, let me share the dinner with Edgar Allan Poe, William Blake and Jesus Christ… and one more… David Gilmour (from Pink Floyd) please if it’s not too late and if it’s not very much against of your rules add him in my dinner guests’ list … please.

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

I think this is the new dimension of understanding my own work, new sound, new view and it’s cool. It’s very cool.

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

Yes I am a poet, novelist, the short stories writer, essayist and the painter.

7) What is your passion in life?

Freedom. ‘Cause only the Freedom means the Poetry for me, and everything.

Watch the Poetry Reading:

Performed by Carina Cojeen

After centuries of living with nothing, but my love to you, friends,

I found myself surrounded by the luxury of feelings and I am safe

now, I am alive, I am breathing again, but where were you, my friends,

when I was broken? I am calm now, but where were you my friends

when the emptiness encircled me and I was afraid? Where are the friends

when I need them most? I was yearning for knowledge, but from this

day on, I don’t want to know a thing except for, will I be able or not

to love you again, friends. Maybe everything and maybe nothing that I

have given or maybe not given away will ever be really as mine, as my

own breath? Hello friends, I found you after centuries of living with nothing

but my expectations — our life is what our expectations are. I thank you all.

David Dephy

January 2, 2020