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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur’s self-published debut, was the rarest of sensations: a poetry collection that sold millions. Two years and one 25th birthday later, she returns with The Sun and Her Flowers, a slender volume that spotlights the ways Kaur has matured. Fans of her spare, deeply personal poems—which sweep from heartache and trauma to recovery and empowerment—will find much to admire and relate to here, but Kaur's also keen to investigate experiences outside of her own. The verses about her mother’s arranged marriage and fragmented English are particularly rich in feeling and empathy.
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There is never a poem that doesn’t shake me to my core. I love every poem Rupi Kaur writes and pours herself into. Definitely a fantastic read.
The kind of book that you can read feel the pain love and all the emotion of the writer makes you think of your own life and your experiences and what life is really about
The Sun and Her Flowers
I first discovered this book from a post someone had made on some social media platform. The post was an image of one of the pages in this exquisite piece of literature. I’d like to pick my favorite poem from this collection, and say it was the one that drew my attention, but I simply can’t choose just one. I highlighted every poem that stood out to me until I realized I was highlighting almost all of them. I can’t even remember which one stood out to me most, because every poem in this book is so wonderfully written. Rupi Kaur illustrates her life and experiences so vividly. You can feel her emotion in every syllable. It took me quite a while to finish reading this piece. At first, I quickly read through the pages, as I was yearning for more: I couldn’t put it down. It’s not the type of book that makes you think “I need to know what happens next”; it’s the type of book that makes you want to know what she feels next, how she grows from these tragedies, not only the experiences themselves, but how she illustrates her emotions and actions she so carefully expresses. When I realized I was nearing the last 50 or so pages, I put it down. I didn’t want it to end: I wanted to hold onto the feeling of this experience remaining ongoing. I have, however, finally finished it, after having been reminded that I can always read it again. I’ve rarely found a collection of poems that I love so much. Not many poets keep my attention throughout their poetry books. 10/10 would recommend this piece to anyone who even remotely enjoys reading poetry.