From being in blogger four years, I’ve realized, poets are all around the world. Even simple rhyme is done by a lot of people, and reading each other is one way that I, or anyone for that matter, can improve their poetic skills.
“Poetry is a subtle art”, so says my comment space on Blogger. And today, I do my first official review of a blog that practices that subtle art very well. Friends, the Blog of the Week review inaugural post, is for a blog, the title of which in itself is catchy.
ABOUT THE BLOG AND AUTHOR
“How I Write Is Mine, How You Read Is Yours” is written by Kavita, a blogger from India settled in the United States. The site, as per blog archives, has been active since January 2006. The design of the blog is simple yet attractive with large fonts for both header and post title giving it a professional touch. Menus at the top as well as search buttons/tags in sidebar offer an easy navigation facility to a reader. The author herself says the blog is an attempt to catch her thoughts before they leave her mind, and I’ve to agree that she’s catching them very well. Sharing her posts through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter or StumbleUpon is also enabled, as well as subscriptions via E-mail.
Kavita’s poetry can be best described to me as simplistic, yet deep. She has a lot of talent to dig deep and bring philosophic thoughts through verse and also to bring simple poetry just as they’re meant to be told. As her posts Darkest Light and Painted Plain shows, she also has an eye for art, her photography quite amazing. I feel sometimes her poems do not need a specific image alongwith, since the image is formed once the reader goes in flow with the poem. A hint of rhyme and the verse becomes etched in the mind.
Perhaps her undying passion for words is also assisted by inspiration she obtains from the various meme blogs that she writes for. I’ve not come across many forms in her blog, but her free verse poems aren’t repetitive. I feel once you start reading her poems, even if you aren’t inspired to write poetry, you’ll at the least, continue to read her just for the pleasure and serenity it brings to thought. One of her readers has suggested she go into children’s poetry, and I feel that it’d be a good idea considering her vocabulary is at times easy to understand.
I was going to suggest a template that gives tags at the bottom, keeping in mind she likes to be a bit mysterious in her posts, but Wordpress templates are limited in number, so her current template gets the nod for now!
I’m Leo or Leonnyes (http://leonnyes.wordpress.com) as you’d prefer, one half of the team hosting Tuesday Reviews here. Hope you enjoy reading the reviews, and of course, the poet too. Have fun at Jingle Poetry folks!