Poetry about the bliss and madness of raising daughters
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Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, Author & Word Woman
Believe it or not,
I know how it feels.
it was Gary Stephens.
6’ 6”, probably all of
a hundred and thirty pounds . . .
I thought he was gorgeous.
I timed all my locker breaks around his.
He didn’t know I was alive.
So I know how it feels,
When he doesn’t smile back,
when he winks at someone else,
when you think, "This will be the day!”,
but it isn’t.
Today, that boy will not tease you
in the hallway.
Today, that boy will not ask you to
meet him at the mall.
Today that boy will not notice that
you are amazing, and can talk about anything,
and have incredible eyes.
"Ferrer's poems range from humorous to insightful. . . a good inspirational gift book." -- Joyce Dixon
". . .quite enjoyable and definitely an achievement in poetry. . .vivid and colorful metaphors. . .an honest and beautiful volume of poems on motherhood." —Zeno Vernyik
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Reader Reviews for "Dancing With My Daughter"
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|The flow of writer/poet Ferrer's writing is delicate and graceful then swinging and twirly, now foot stomping and then swaying to the beat of the hearts of Mother and Daughter. The reader follows Mom and child from the moments of choosing the perfect name to birth through the terrible twos and on to watching a beautiful butterfly emerge from the little girl cocoon. Harmony and discord, adoration and frustration each is realized, accepted and met with intuitive understanding that without the one the other would not be so sweet.
September Lullaby with its heartfelt sincerity might be the mantra for every mother trying to help their own child cope with the uncertainty caused on 9 1 1. Words spilling from the pages of Dancing with my Daughter: poems of love, wisdom & dreams are filled with merriment and admonition, rueful awakening and acceptance. The awe new mother's experience is soon offset with the antics of a toddler bounding through the house with all the abandon of a hippo on ice skates. Dainty dresses give way to styles that cause a mother to cringe before a sophisticated, stylish young woman appears. The reader considers both her personal childhood and the bonds she is forging with her own child while savoring the words Writer/poet Ferrer cleverly presents on the pages of Dancing with my Daughter: poems of love, wisdom & dreams.
Lovely gift book for a new mom, Your mom, or Grandmother. While I have only sons, I enjoyed the read, thought of my nieces and am happy to recommend Jayne Jaudon Ferrer’s Dancing with My Daughter: Poems of Love, Wisdom & Dreams.
Reviewed by Molly's Reviews
For review I was sent an ARC by a publicist.