Watch the Poetry Reading of THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM:
Poetry performed by Steve Rizzo:
Get to know poet Sasha Holden:
1) What is the theme of your poem?
The theme is centered around the beauty, serenity and peacefulness of a river at those moments prior to the outbreak of a storm. Those moments before the environment takes a paradigm shift transforming itself into a sea of lightning wind and rain. The contrast between where we as people were moments before, to moments after this shift is outstanding.
2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?
I would like for people to realize that the environment and world in which we live is overpowering, and that we as people are a part of it, can experience it, yet have little influence on the ever changing and beautiful being known as nature.