Writing is nevertheless an art that comes to few naturally or to some, after consistent practice and hardwork. Mary Kunte first fell in love with reading novels, articles and so on. She later went on to write lyrics for songs and compose them. Being accustomed to playing with words she was later drawn to writing poetry and ‘Come Rhyme with Me’ is her versatile piece of literature.
The book is basically divided into five sections with five styles of poems and one section having songs written by Mary Kunte. She has written poems in verse and rhyme, acrostic poems, rictameter, haiku and onomatopoeia. Her poems basically explore nature, emotions of varied kinds and some unexpected imaginative situations.
Her poems are easy to understand and yet deeply thoughtful in nature. The major themes she explores in the poetry collection are relationships, philosophy of life, nature, prayer, religion, human anatomy, love, romance, travel, and patriotism etc. I loved the rhyming in almost most of her poems. Splendid use of words that sprout emotions lasting and creative, as said earlier the language is clear and easy to comprehend. The cover of the book is suitable made to attract oung children to take to reading this book, but the anthology of poems caters to every age group because it has sparks of insight in store. Having said this I would like to do a literary appreciation on one of her poems.
Style of Poem: Rictameter
Title of the Poem: Goa
Of sunshine, sand and sea,
Trees, coconut trees and beaches,
Friendly people and a leisurely life.
Come taste bibinca and dodol.
Sorpatel is tasty.
Love to live in
© Mary Kunte, 2015
(Come Rhyme with Me)
The poet is expressing her love for Goa, a state known for its blooming tourism industry. A state known for its scenic beauty, lovely people to associate with and a life that is luxuriously happy go lucky. The poet mentions typical Goan dish like sorpatel, which happens to be my favorite too. She also mentions tastiest sweets like bibinca and dodol. By her very emotional line at the end ‘love to live in’ states that the poet recollects some nostalgic moments in Goa. Just few words in its style of rictameter provide to every reader emotions that one would love to live with for a lifetime.
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“Come Rhyme with me” by “Mary Kunte” has been published by Leadstart Publications. The poet has written all this poems in rhymes as per the name suggests. This book is a collection of simple natured imaginative poems.
Other styles of poems like Acrostic, Rictameter, Haiku and Onomatopeia are also placed in the book. It’s a mixture of different styles and expressed words.
This collection of smiple short poems are easier to understand and narrate and get along with. The songs section of the book also includes patriotic poems like, “Jai Hind my India”, and three children’s poems, “Lullaby”, “A child’s song” and “My Little Airplane”.
This book succeeds in keeping its readers entertained.
– Sneha Tawate
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Book Review : Come Rhyme With Me
Cover : By seeing the cover you got the feel that book has poems for children. I like the cover design because it is simple yet catchy for the readers.
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Blurb :Written in simple rhyme, the poems touch upon emotions, nature and imaginative situations.
Other styles of poetry also have a place in the book: Acrostic, Rictameter, Haiku and Onomatopoeia.
The first letter of each new line when put together forms a word/name. This is Acrostic; but the poet has also written the poem in rhyme.
In Rictameter style, the poem has a diamond shaped look, as it is written in a certain number of syllables per line, in ascending and descending orders.
Haiku poetry is a thought or a scene expressed in just three lines.
Onomatopoeia is a poem in which sounds are expressed in words.
The Songs section includes a patriotic poem, Jai Hind My India, and three children’s poems, Lullaby, A Child’s Song and My Little Airplane.
This book of poems is sure to keep the reader enthralled.
My View :
With this book in my hand,I was pretty sure that one could easily gel with this book because of the way she has hired a welcoming hand and hospitality she has served to readers.Instead of creating maze in reader’s mind, she chooses to travel on a path where reader’s can face less troubles, and nothing could hinder the journey.In this wish of making the journey easier, she tries every possible way to take a step ahead to help reader in their new journey in the poetic world.
The blurb at the back states the types of poems you would confront in this poetic ride.What more accelerated my excitement than the blurb is the welcome note for readers where she invites to join the ride rhyming with her.Here I present it for you :
Come Rhyme With Me
In verse and song
Once you start to read
You’d go on and on.
Each poem is a different kind:
Nature, emotions and others you’ll find.
Different styles of poetry are here for you:
Acrostic, Rictameter, Onomatopoeia and Haiku.
In the beginning of the journey, poetess has given a brief note on the nature of poems, what the poem wants to convey, and that’s how she makes the journey comfortable for readers. Where the newbie could be fidgeting with words and fails to comprehend the poems, poetess brings the availability of lightening reader’s mood by conveying her message in simple words.
For a beginner, this book is highly recommended, as it has all the ingredients a newbie seeks for while keeping his/her first foot :
- Simple writing style : Although its not completely poetic in nature,most of the articulations are simple , as if narrating in a story.
- Briefs on poems: Keeps the ride balanced.
- Friendly topic : Topics she has chosen to compose poems on, are affable and one could grasp the meaning and relate to it with ease.
The main hitch I felt is that this book is surely designed for beginners, if an ardent poetry reader picks this book, he/she may left disappointed.But, from a newbie’s point of view this book can kick-start their journey in the poetic world of literature.
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