Musings That Touch The Heart - Whimsical Poetry by Syeda Javeria Fatima

 Of late, poetry seems to have lost its charm, or so I thought. With an upsurge of best-seller formulas, the number of people who talk about poetry became lesser and lesser.  But when I got hold of  Whimsical poetry by Syeda Javeria Fatima, I realized that there ate still young people who love poetry and write it with as much passion as we did. Whimsical poetry is a collection of poems that reflect the musings of a girl. 

A girl who finds happiness in silly things. She is you and me. We can find the reflection of ourselves in the author. I did! She has, with her words touched a chord in the reader's heart. Her first poem My Belief tells us how one can grow beyond the failures by pushing forward despite all odds. She talks about gratitude. That's my mother is the depiction of a beautiful mother-daughter relationship that brings smiles and tears. 

The next poem series is one of the most unique concepts in poetry wherein the author assigned several poems to several characters. She took it forward like a series with sequels, which was an endearing thought.

While on one end she has focussed on the layers of emotion, on the other hand, she has spoken about the injustices we see around. She talks about gender bias, violence, and also friendships. Her poem Amla mater brought me back to my childhood and college days. 

What is appreciable is that the author did not unnecessarily squeeze verses so as to make it look over the top. She has used the words smartly, and in a narrative that connects with all types of readers. Overall the book is a sweet simple collection of poems, the musings that will force us to revisit so that we could feel the over and over again.


  1. I myself am a poet and can so well relate to what you have written in this review. A very good analysis! I completely agree with your point that a smart poet would connect to his/her audience. I think that is one of the most important things a poet can do. It allows the poet to create a connection with the reader and helps to create a deeper understanding of the poem. Thank you for your thoughtful analysis.

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  3. There are not really many takers for verse, as generally people prefer prose. However, poetry has the potential to directly touch your heart, Musings, seems to do just that with a unique concept as well.

  4. Poetry for me is emotion.. when I have emotional rolar coster ride within me I write poems or you can say it naturally flows from my pen. I found the fact author assigned several poems to several characters very interesting and new. Thanks gir the lovely review will love to read the book

  5. Poetry moves and connects people by using few words, distilled imagery, and thoughtful language. When the poet describes something in precise and concrete detail, the reader is invited to imagine the image and enter the story's space in their imagination. Thanks for giving this review..will love to read the book.

  6. I was never a poetry lover since then and till now. Though I tried my best to read them, my imaginative mind always find it hard to understand what the writer is portraying. Perhaps, I really just have a different kind of thinking that's why I always get to understand poetry in a different day.

  7. This book seems very interesting. It is good to read books without prejudices and from different genres. Sometimes poetry conveys lot more feelings and emotions than words.

  8. I love reading poetry from my school days. Whenever I read poetry It attaches me emotionally with the lines written. It feels like I'm there in the situation. Thanks for sharing this article and giving such an amazing review about the book.


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