Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Review: From Guam to Crown City Coronado (Thanks to Hermann, Missouri): A Journey in Poesy
From Guam to Crown City Coronado (Thanks to Hermann, Missouri): A Journey in Poesy by Mariecor Ruediger
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Guam to Crown City Coronado (Thanks to Hermann, Missouri) by Mariecor Ruediger is a life's journey through poetry. The author explores many facets of her life from her beginnings in Guam to her immersion in her studies and finally to the experiences as a wife and mother.
The subjects of the poems range from family and pets to holidays, vacations and exploring new places. It expresses a lot of joy, wonderment and amazement in life. But too much positivity is like too much negativity—it gets repetitive after awhile. I would have loved to see much more of a range of emotions. Another issue with some of the poetry, particularly those that talked about the author's studies, went from expressive poetry right into long lists of names. Some were authors or famous scientists, but lists of names can be read anywhere. It would have been better to know what these names evoked, rather than just getting put in a line of a poem about books.
However, the book gets a lot points on technical method with the meter and rhyme. There are very intelligent rhymes throughout the book, not just the simple and common combinations some poetry might have.
Those who like to read positive poetry will delight in this book, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.
*Reviewer received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
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