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Book Review: 'Come Rhyme with Me' by Mary Kunte



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


Goa

Goa Beautiful place 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 Goa.


© 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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