"On Days Like This" Taken from the first flap of the book:
Crisp and poignant; spontaneous and yet vividly picturesque. Shaira Afrida Oyshee's poems depict a bold candidness and an aesthetic perspective. The collection of poems under the title On Days Like This, with varied lengths and tonalities, have vibrant stories to tell. The subtle grief, for instance, expressed in "Once upon a time" speaks volumes about the young poet's insights. On a different note, "Under Melbourne Sky" perhaps addresses the demise of the global elites.
Meanwhile, it is rather refreshing to sense a cozy vibe entwined with perceptive philosophy when she says, "Crowd applaud 'Good habits', while 'The friend pours bourbon at ten". Oyshee's poems eventually convey an impressionistic nature while resembling an artist's paintings-often abstract, but sometimes with figures of familiar and unfamiliar objects.