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Author Balroop Singh has once again, created a lovely book of poetry for the home library. Each poem a balm to the soul and an inspiration to get out and appreciate nature.
Magical Whispers is set up in two parts. The first half are poems all about nature and the second half of the book are poems that relate to various topics including difficult relationships. That said, Balroop's poetry doesn't direct you to a single meaning.
What I love about Ms. Singh's poetry is that she excites, lulls and opens our hearts. While some poems are quite dense and require a re-read and contemplation, others are simpler and right to the emotions of our soul. There is a wonderful balance of challenge and simplicity in her verse.
I highly recommend Magical Whispers whether you are new to poetry or a seasoned reader. Enjoy!
Magical Whispers is a promising title, especially if you’re a fan of all things hobbit-y, like I am. And if you like poems and fantasy—for example, if you actually read the poems in The Hobbit and LoTR—then Ms. Singh does not disappoint.
First of all, just reading the table of contents is more interesting than is usually the case. It reads almost like a chain reaction of ideas, loosely associated yet meandering steadily to a desired destination.
Many poems, of course, are rooted in the real world, or at least the one we see all around us. But there’s a lot here specifically for fantasy lovers.
For example, Colors is literally mythic, heavily influenced by folklore, and recognizable as such,
Magic, which you might expect would be fanciful, is instead an erudite, forthright response to possibility of magic in the world,
I believe all lovers of The Wind in the Willows would like the enchanted woodland animals in Tread Softly Here,
And then there’s an actual fairy in Transient Waterfall, and as a fairy tale writer myself, that’s the sort of thing I’m very much in favor of.
Then there’s A Concert, set in misty mountains, a sublime experience, an uplifting of the soul,
And a nighttime visit from A Moon Fairy, just like you might have pictured it as a child, only with a better vocabulary.
Magic is everywhere, sometimes merely glimpsed and others the stuff of pure fantasy, like the encounter with the queen fairy mother.
So, if you could use a little magic in your life—and seriously, I think we could all use a little right now—go check out Magical Whispers.
Magical Whispers is a beautiful collection of freestyle poems from a talented poet. Each of the 73 poems speaks to a special event or sight in nature or an experience in life's journey with a 'whispered' undertone of emotion. The poems are divided into two sections, with the first mainly about the magic of our natural environment and the second about the magic of our human lives.
Two wonderful examples of this undercurrent of whispered emotion are as follows: "Whispers that stood walled, That could dispel his darkness Now they seethe and speak Louder than his voice." From Secret Whispers
"They made me who I am A reclusive introvert. They told me I don't have rights, I was born to be controlled." From A Loner
The poet makes use of the most delightful imagery. Her writing is so lovely it is difficult to select one illustrative example, but this is a paragraph that particularly struck me while reading this book:
"What how they gleam And say adieu to the sun But shimmer with delight In moonlight!" From Did You Hear the Whisper?
A lovely book of poetry and one I highly recommend.
This beautiful collection of poems focuses mostly on elements of nature, offering stunning verses that speak to heart. The author uses words like a paintbrush, conjuring images that seep with tranquility, ebbing like a gentle tide into the spirit and mind. Spend time with each exquisite verse. These are poems to absorb and savor. Poetry is personal and touches each in a different manner. Verses resonate differently with each individual, but I have no doubt there is something mesmerizing for each in this collection that varies in tone from serene, to mystical, to thoroughly enchanting. Those that particularly resonated with me included Life is much More, Magic, A Concert, and A Moon Fairy (among others). I am frequently in awe of this poet’s skill with weaving words on a loom. If you love words…if you love deftly layered verse, this collection is not to be missed.
I’m already a fan of Ms. Singh’s poetry, having read and enjoyed her past poetry books. “Magical Whispers” is a delicate blend of nature and human introspection. It’s divided into two parts. One part focuses more on Mother Nature, and the other offers an insight into our journey. The words painted beautiful pictures that captured my imagination and left me thinking. This is a collection that I will want to read more than once and will be added to my bookshelf. I jotted down some of my favorites as I read, but my list became too long to list here in its entirety. Here are just a few that touched my soul: Stream Whispers, Starlight, Magic in Her Pocket, Little Beetle, and Love is Love. If you love poetry, you won’t want to miss out on this collection!
I am so glad I read this book. It gave me a lift. There are some wonderful verses and phrases that give me a different perspective. That is what we need from poetry. A few of the poems caused some introspection and that is necessary also. Overall the tenor is quite pleasant with an occasional touch of giddiness. I found three poems in particular that really moved me, Magic, The Key and Watch the Magic. I really enjoyed those three and have read them several times.
I loved this book of verse. So many of the poems are filled with the joy that can only be found in nature. Others concentrate on magic and sprinkle a little fairy dust on the child in all of us. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it to be an inspiring read. Highly recommended.