- Title: Dreams & Dew
- Author: Chriselda Barretto
- Genre: Poetry
- Length: 270 pages
- Publisher: Chriselda Barretto
- Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Dreams & Dew – Synopsis
Step by step
Feel my emotions
A stunning joyride of notions
Exhilarating at times
Dipped deep at others
All in all you will see
The true me!
Hidden in between
Simple, pure and fascinating words
I use as stepping stones
Journeying through life
Either in reality, fantasy
Or simply more philosophically!
Let’s take this ride together
Mind in mind
Over varied matter
More importantly though
Let our hearts connect
Here, now, maybe even forever!
Dreams & Dew
This Read Was an Enjoyable, Learning Experience for Me
By Auggie on November 9, 2018
This is the third Chriselda Barretto book that I have finished in less than a week and I am pleased to tell you that it was an enjoyable, learning experience for me with its poems and their storylines and all. I truly found this book entertaining and suitable for my reading tastes I am so happy to recommend it to you to go ahead and order it for your Kindle collection right now. The poems here are multi-themed, with elements ranging from romance to thriller to inspirational. In all honesty, I have found a poetry book (here) that mirrors my own books that I have written and published. Just to give a preview of what I liked from this book, here are a few quotes or lines that I am sure will help you make your ultimate decision on buying it for yourself or your loved one for this upcoming gift-giving holiday season this year!
“Raindrops falling from eyes/ teardrops falling from the skies/…Pain to bring joy/ Happiness to lead to suffering…” I found the subjects in these lines to be opposite of each other, yet they are so true which shows Barretto’s amazing wisdom and insight.
“Under the bright moonlight/ cometh she out her mound/ skin glistening like/ little shimmering diamonds/ yearning for love and affection/ always facing rejection…” This has dual meanings for me. There is the mermaid from Andersen’s fairy tale and then there is the man/woman who faces rejection when they just want love and affection therefore it is forbidden love…
Other poems and prose in this fascinating and magical book of Barretto’s are obviously influenced by her ethnic heritage’s Hinduism where she mentions names of deities of that religion throughout the book and it’s all so beautiful to my reading tastes. (I like it when someone has vast knowledge of his or her multicultural background.)
There are also poems that tell stories of romance and love that I am happy to inform you to have inspired me in my own plans for my third poetry collection. I tell you if there is a poet out there that has a fresh voice and point of view right now for me it would be Barretto here. I love how she manipulates the structure of her poetic lines to make them rhyme with each other, that to me, is talent and yes, Barretto has incredible talent. Her English vocabulary level is vast and she knows a lot to give her poems here that professionalism that great poets and writers possess.
I really enjoyed this third book of hers and I wholeheartedly urge you to give her a chance, order a copy of this beauty for yourself to experience her gift for yourself. I recommend this book to all those who love skillful poetry and prose, because you will be amazed by her unique and fresh voice. One final note: I truly enjoyed this work of hers from the other two I previously reviewed because this is art at its best and it has inspired me to write poems that will follow her technique. Good stuff, way to go Barretto!
Dreams & Dew
Creative Poetry from a passionate author!
By Grymm on October 15, 2018
This is the third piece I’ve read from Barretto. This is a poetry/prose book, broken down into sections (outlined in the Table of Contents…which, as an aside, was kind of hard to read due to the first letter of each title being a fancy font). The poems are good for a new, enthusiastic and emerging author. Most of the rhymes felt natural, the pacing is sound in the majority of the poems (and the others are likely the fault of my interpretation, not the author). At the end, she includes a bit from “The Creep” (which I’ve read and enjoyed). This really shows her word creativity (see the poem entitled “B i/e tterness for example”). Despite this being a book of poetry and prose, I found there to be very little prose (none, actually, unless you count the theory on resonance bit).
Overall this collection is very creative and has some really good poems in here. The author is passionate, creative, and full of emotion and it’s all proven as she bleeds ink on the page.
About the Author
Chriselda was born in Bombay, India bringing in the New Year, on 2nd January. She moved to Belgium in 1996 where she currently resides with her family.
She has mixed roots, namely Anglo-Indian and Goan-Portuguese influenced.
Having travelled the world extensively, as an Inflight Safety Training Instructor, she has worked in the Aviation industry for over two decades.
Always with a touch of artistic creativity along with being a professional modern jazz dancer, she also loves music and is passionate about writing!
She loves writing poetry, stories and quotes.
Her aim is to bring poetry back to its glory and has recently published her first narrative poetry story series ‘The Creep’, in a thriller genre!
She is currently writing a follow up to this series and has some more titles that she has already begun work on.