Tag: Author: Rupi Kaur

Review: the sun and her flowers

Posted 24 October, 2017 by Lianne in Books / 2 Comments

the sun and her flowers
By: Rupi Kaur
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

rom Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
in order to bloom

At long last, Rupi Kaur’s second poetry collection is out! Firstly, I have to say, I’m impressed how the book cover is similar to the first book…I also love the currogated texture of the book cover, much better than the first collection where the material left fingerprints and everything everywhere O_o Yes, these are all things that I notice O_O

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Review: milk and honey

Posted 2 September, 2016 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

milk and honey
By: Rupi Kaur
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

Towards the end of summer I hit a bit of a low, and part of the low was being in the mood for some poetry. I had already read all of the poetry books on my TBR pile and wasn’t entirely in the mood to re-read what was on my shelf; I wanted some contemporary poetry for a change. I had been seeing this book around a lot over the summer that I finally decided to check it out for myself. Very cool tidbit bonus: she’s based here in Toronto! But anywho…

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