Poetry Reading: Let Your Soul Fly Free to Heaven, by Aurora Jean Alexander

Performed by Becky Shrimpton

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

You could call the theme of this poem “heartache”.

What motivated you to write this poem?

‘Let Your Soul Fly Free to Heaven’ is a poem written after the breakup from a man I truly loved. I was extremely depressed at the time and writing to express my feelings turned out into a few very special poems. I love how the rhythm of this poem is very regular and I still think this is one of my best.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I started writing poetry in my teenager years, stopped in my late twenties and picked up writing poetry a few years ago.

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

I would wish I could have dinner with Barry White. He was not only an excellent singer with a unique voice but as well a fantastic composer and songwriter. I would have loved to ask him for a few secrets on songwriting.

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

I know how it sounds when I read my poems… I felt seeing someone else reading it and find out if I still like the way it’s written.

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

I write novels and novellas, mostly. I’m intensely working on my pre-novel novella right now and I hope very much it won’t take too long anymore to have it published.

What is your passion in life?

I do have several passions – but my most important passion is writing. This is what I want to do.

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