Elena Secota on Poets Cafe

The following interview of Elena Secota by Lois P. Jones originally aired on KPFK Los Angeles (reproduced with permission).


Biographical Information—Elena Secota


Elena Secota was born in Transylvania, Romania, and graduated from The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London. Amongst her favorite roles are: Antigone in Sophocle’s Antigone at Theatre Technis, London; Sophie Oresanu in the BBC/ Masterpiece Theatre, Fortunes of War with Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh, and the Empress in Lost in Siberia, with Anthony Andrews, filmed on location in Moscow and Uzbekistan. Recently, she played the role of Ioana, in the feature film, Sounds of Silence.

Elena’s CD, Poems, Songs and the Sea, was recently released. Her poems have been published in Slow Lightning Astonished Poetry Anthology Volume II; Omnibus, Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts Anthology; The Sparring Artists, Special Edition Anthology; Quill and Parchment; Venice Surf Art Exhibit by Angeline Strassman Caesar and Beverly Hills Heritage.

Hosting the Third Friday Poetry Reading on the third Friday of the month, at the historical Rapp Saloon, in Santa Monica, Elena sees poetry as our universal language for an awakened consciousness and compassion.

An advocate for Oceana.Org, protecting the world’s oceans, her poem, All Drains Lead to the Ocean, was featured on Al Gore’s Climate Reality, and on the Plastic Pollution Coalition Blog.




Remember the Millennium celebration —
all across the globe people were apprehensive
fearing that something dreadful might happen.

The first pictures came from Australia and New Zealand
Maori dancing in the desert
singing their songs.

We watch the rest of the world
like a beautiful summer tide
unveiling ancient treasures.

Fireworks illuminating Egypt’s pyramids
Red Square
La Tour Eiffel
the London Eye
Times Square.

How connected the whole planet felt.
A village bonded by the same celebration
New Year’s Eve
the Millennium,

I wish some of that feeling
could have spilled into every day.

Maybe there’s still hope —

Maybe at the top of the hour
we will hear a new beginning.

A fresh start for the whole world.

Peace and joy reverberating throughout
new tidings of happiness for all.



©Elena Secota