Often we come across blogs with very deep names… my own blog is one such. It’s not very often that the blog’s name is the pen name of the author. Very rare happening, IMO of course… Today, in Review Tuesdays, I talk of the poetry of Fiveloaf, the blog and the blogger!
Who is Fiveloaf?
In his own words, Kris Lee a.k.a Fiveloaf says he’s a child usurped into the vagaries of this enigmatic world. In the noise of this world, he sought a world of solitude where he and his mind can breathe, where there are no differences in place or time. This space, Fiveloaf is the result of that quest.
What does Fiveloaf, the blog, look like?
The blog uses Hemmingway, one of the simplest templates that Wordpress has to offer. It sports a black post background with summary of two posts shown on home page, no sidebar and three-part footer. In the post view, the details of the post is shown at the left of the post, comments follow below it as usual. The footer sports the main widgets like archive, category list, blog list, about me and copyright notice. As per archive, he has been blogging since 2009 November and has, to date, 402 posts. Link to his Facebook Profile and also a form to subscribe to his updates is also available in the footer.
What’s his poetry like?
Fiveloaf writes both deep and simple poetry. Mostly sticking to free form, he also dabs in forms as I can tell with the “haiku” category in the list. A popular series on his blog is the cursery rhyme series… which contain random rhyme scheme. A lot of his poems have just the middle, leaving us to think of what could have been the start and what could have been a plausible ending..
From his recent posts, the post Big Lips is my favorite… a humor filled witty poem from the cursery rhyme series..Other than that, his poem Broken Home, a small verse which makes us think is worth the read. It has been a while since he touched upon the haiku form, but I liked the 10 syllable haiku on Emptiness. It's something a lot of people might be able to relate to.
Fiveloaf writes for memes such as Potluck and the Thursday Poets Rally. Other than poetry, he has a few non poetic works as well. From these I liked The Nest most of all.
Kris, your poetry is thought provoking most of the time. It's something I feel good in a poet.
My suggestions are:
1. Please try to find another template. The current one only shows only the summary of recent two posts, and there is no "older posts" link on home page, or post page that aid the readers to browse your archives at a stretch. Also, the font size is very tiny and difficult to read on the black background.
2. Do try more forms too if you are interested. I think you'd do well with it.
Who am I?
I’m Leo; author of I Rhyme Without Reason, co-host of Review Tuesdays here at Jingle Poetry along with Someone is Special. Hope you enjoy reading about the blogs, and do go read them too. Kris, hope the review was okay. Do let me know if I've gone wrong anywhere.