Review of The Licorice Daughter
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful"The Licorice Daughter".
I have loved that horse since she first burst upon the scene in 1974.
I have mourned more for her than most people that have died.
Being a writer I tried to capture her remarkable grace and spirit in one
of my columns. It was very, very hard to compose, and I never did feel
fully satisfied with it. Now I know whyonly poetry could ever do
her justice. I think too, that not only was she better than Secretariat
(whom I also loved), she could have taken on any horse before and after
her death and beaten them.
Her death is something I will never get over and I thank you again for
the words you wrote for that black girl that transcended all dreams while
she lived. I am quite sure there will never be another like her.
Review by Linda Hopkins
Linda Hopkins had a weekly column for several years for "The Enterprise"
in Stuart,VA. She has also worked as a reporter.
March 24, 2007