A mini-narrative could be as compelling and enthralling as a grandeur meta-narrative. “The cracks on the ochre walls" that "let the moonlight creep in" (To Barcelona) could also posit a distressed heart to absorb the warmth of sunshine. Such wider spectrum of brilliant verses along with profound empathy echoes in Shaira Afrida Oyshee's poems. Her second book, All The Quiet Places, offers the readers plenty of personal sanctuaries. It creates serene spaces within, while taking us to retreats where the mind may spread the wings. Shaira Afrida Oyshee paints an evocative picture of life with its subtle pleasures and acute pains. All The Quiet Places indeed shows the glimpse of a promising talent through and through. New readers as well as those who have read On Days Like This, All The Quiet Places will surely be an exciting read.