Once Upon a Time….

karendowdall

 

Agnes Mae Graham’s beautiful collection of rhyming poems, My Vibrating Vertebrae, is stunning. Like a brilliant jewel, her poems will take your breath away. Moments ago, I read the last poem, and I couldn’t wait to review this book of poetry, that did take my breath away. Agnes Mae Graham’s brilliant book of poetry gave me a sense of awe, incredulity, of the beauty, wit, charm, love, grace, and sorrow, with tears of joy too.

Agnes Mae Graham brings all of this beauty to each page of rhyme and rhythm with perfect beats that flow like cadence, lilt, and is music to one’s ear; it sets the stage for deeply felt and lived emotions that bring forth memories of a time lost to all, but those who lived it.

I laughed, I giggled, I felt joy and pain as her memories brought back memories of my own; of my father and mother who experienced similar moments in their lives as well, but the stories they once told are now gone forever. It was with great joy that I can now recall them through Agnes Mae Graham’s heartfelt poetry.

Each poem she writes is unique to a place and a time. Three of her poems are especially poignant for me, The Antrim Coast Road, Journey in an Aeroplane, and Panic, yet every poem will touch you deeply and bring you to that place and time.

It is fair to say, that this beautiful, heartfelt collection will be with me always. I give this book of poetry a 5 star review.

Agnes Mae Graham

32 thoughts on “A Very Special Book Review: My Vibrating Vertebrae: And Other Poems by Agnes Mae Graham

  1. I loved this wonderful book of poetry too, Karen. A lovely review.

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    1. Roberta, thank you so much. I just reread it and I now see a couple of run-on sentences…Oh Gosh. I must go change those errors. thank you for the kind comment and forgiving those grammatical errors. I wil go fix the issues. Karen 🙂

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  2. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    My sincere thanks to Karen, for this wonderful review of my Mum’s book 🥰

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    1. Chris, I can’t even begin to tell you how much your Mum’s book. I loved it and I actually cried as I was writing the review, it means that much to me. I also bought the paperback along with my kindle that i already had. I now realize I have two run-on sentences. I wil fix them. Karen 🙂

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      1. Chris, I just wish we add an edit button here, where comments are placed. I could barely see through my tears as I wrote this review of your Mother’s beautiful book of poetry. I have fixed most of the grammatical errors.

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      2. What you said was perfect, Karen ❤️

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      3. Chris, thank you. and I suggest the everyone should buy the paperback and I wish there was a bound hard cover. Your Mum’s book of poetry is for the ages.

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      4. I did look at that, but thought it would would be too expensive, Karen ❤

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      5. Chris…yes, that is true. I didn’t even think of that. Sorry. Karen 🙂

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      6. Chris, I just received by paperback of your Mum’s book and it looks great, almost like a hardcover. I love it. Karen 🙂

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      7. GREAT – Glad you like it, Karen ❤

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    1. Many thanks for sharing Karen’s review, Sue 🤗❤️🤗

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      1. Sue Vincent says:

        Glad to, Chris. ❤

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  3. I always love to re-read too. A wonderful review. Michael

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    1. WOW – I didn’t know you’d bought it, Michael – THANK YOU 😀

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      1. My pleasure Chris! 🙂

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  4. Wonderful review, Karen. I’m looking forward to reading this book of poetry.

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  5. dgkaye says:

    What a gorgeous review Karen. Congrats to Chris and his mum. ❤

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    1. Debbie, thank you for the wonderful comment about my review of Chris’s Mom’s beautiful book of rhyming poetry. Thank you so much. Karen hugs! 🙂

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      1. dgkaye says:

        A pleasure to read 🙂 x

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  6. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Karen Dowdall with A wonderful review for the poetry collection My Vibrating Vertebrae by Agnes Mae Graham, published by The Story Reading Ape..

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    1. Many thanks for re-blogging, Sally ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. Pleasure Chris.. will share in an update..hugsx

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  7. jenanita01 says:

    Agnes Mae Graham is such a talented poet. Her words came alive on the page for me…

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  8. Reblogged this on writerchristophfischer and commented:
    This book has made the rounds in the blogosphere and comes with plenty of high recommendations. Worth checking out!

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  9. Andrew Joyce says:

    I read these poems and loved everyone of ’em. Agnes Mae … an old soul no doubt.

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    1. I loved each poem as well and they touched me deeply.

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  10. Andrew Joyce says:

    Reblogged this on Andrew Joyce and commented:
    I love this book!!!

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    1. Andrew, thank you so much for reblogging my post and eyes, Mrs Graham’s wonderful book of poetry. Amazing.

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