Dandelions Don't Need to Roar and Other Poems: A Daughter Honors Her Mother with a Tribute of Love and Lessons Learned

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iUniverse, Feb 16, 2009 - Poetry
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"Lorraine Kaul's book of poetry, Dandelions Don't Need to Roar and Other Poems," is a celebration and a tribute for her mother, Charlotte Kaul. After reading the 41 verses that extol the compassion and love Lorraine holds for her "momma," I felt full of warmth and admiration for this daughter who used poetry to formally tell her mother how special she is. Sometimes, Lorraine's writing voices tragedy, other times a sense of pride, most times a feeling of joy, but always beautiful and uplifting. Her occasional use of words indigenous to the 'hollows' of West Virginia where Lorraine was raised gives a special human quality to those poems. But it's the sincere and honest expression of her love most readers will enjoy and relate to, reminding them of their own close relationships with their mothers. I look forward to more books of her poetry. I am sure they also will be filled with new expressions of love."

---Marie Fenton Griffing: writer/editor and the author of three recent books of poetry, Sunflowers Do Die, To Be a Child Again, and From Then to Now. Her long career spans the media fields of newspaper editor and reporter, The Los Angeles Times and The Rockland Journal News, magazine editing, 'Teen, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan magazines, book publishing, author of a dozen self-help books.

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