THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS BY RUPI KAUR
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Rating: 4.15 stars
Summary: From 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
in order to bloom.
I didn’t knew how much i could enjoy poetry until i found Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur a few years ago. For me poetry was something you were impossed to study in school. Boring poetry nobody cared about anymore. But in Rupi Kaur’s words i found something different, I found a home.
This is her second collection of Poems, I read the third one Home Body before reading this one and i have to say i did enjoy it more than this one.
For some reason, at some points i felt a little uncomfortable with this one collection.
Don’t get me wrong it is written beautifully as always but i felt like i was getting into a place where i didn’t belong. Maybe becuase of all the taking about love and sex. That’s not something that speaks to me too much.
The book didn’t feel like home like in the other two.
I know many people will enjoy it, it even won the goodreads choice awards in 2017, but it just wasn’t for me.
I gave it 3 stars because it was written wonderfully, even if it didn’t speak to me.
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