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“Echoes of a Woman’s Soul” by Dianna Doles Petry

[ 6 ] July 3, 2010 |

Reviewed by Poppy J.

Echoes of a Woman’s Soul is for anyone interested in reading poetry the way it used to be written. The author uses rhyming schemes and creative words to make a book of poetry that can be read and noted for reference on any occasion.

The poems are of the simplest origin, with the author’s thoughts and feelings expressed within the vivid landscapes. In the collection, the author has included poems that reflect the values of contemporary culture. These include a poems to Steve Irwin and to the victims of 9/11.

The author includes her feelings on how to deal with painful memories and what to do with the sage advice form a grandmother. However, most of the poems are based on the idea of love and how a person should cherish it and honor it in his or her life. Her themes are of destiny, innocence, love and honor and the reader will enjoy picking up the book and reading it over a cup of coffee, or whenever there is time to take a break from the real world.

Echoes of a Woman’s Soul is appropriate for any age, and anyone would enjoy reading lighthearted poems such as the ones presented by Petry.

After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.

This book was provided free of any obligation by Author & Book Promotion. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.

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    Hattie Norman says:

    Would love to read the poems in Echoes of a Woman’s Soul. Enjoyed reading the review.

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    Carol Wong says:

    I am not much of a poetry reader unless someone gives me a book of poems. I do love Emily Dickenson, Sara Teasdale and Robert Frost so I would probably love this author’s poems. But I don’t want to read about 911, still upset over the Boston Marathon Bombers. Also a fertilzer factory’s tank blew up in West, TX and killed 14 people, destroyed several blocks of homes and injured so many. This time it was because the company did not care enough about its employee’s safetly. They were fined in the past about $5,000 but it did no good. That to me is as bad as the terrorists, to not care about the people’s safety.

    Carol Wong

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    Ruth Cox says:

    A great review of a great gal. Yes, I know Dianna, we’ve met face-to-face! I’ve also purchased and reviewed her book at Ruthi Reads!

    Blessings & a bit o’ sunshine!
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    Tea says:

    I bet this is a wonderful book of poetry. I would love to read it and like all poetry reread it over and over again.


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    RivkaBelle says:

    “poetry the way it used to be written” –> Finally! One of the defining features of poetry versus prose is the lyricism and rhyme schemes! Too much of today’s poetry is just random words that have been strung together at whim, or a prose piece that has basically been chopped into short, non-punctuated segments and called poetry. (Okay, maybe I sat through one too many class lecture on modern & contemporary poetry, haha :) ) Finding someone who writes the way writing is s’posed to be written … that’s difficult (even in prose! :/ ). Fantastic to know there’s someone who believes that poetry should be poetry :)

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