Tender words have a way of seeping through eyes and ears, curling inky tendrils ’round the heart, and clenching tight enough to steal a beat.
I spent this chilly morning devouring such words on a windy cliff in Lexington, MA. milk and honey by Rupi Kuar is a masterful collection of poems accompanied by sketches – short and sweet but oh so moving.
Her poems are grouped in different categories focused on pain, deep affection, heartache, and the recovery process. Kuar’s words and sketches are blunt and rough, sometimes shockingly so in describing such delicate moments. This juxtaposition kept me turning page after page, just dying to see what shocking statement came next.
Aesthetically, the book is clean. Minimalistic. Even sparse. There is not one capital letter or comma in the work’s entirety, completely opposite of my own personal poetic style. Yet, I somehow found even this to be a charming choice on Kuar’s part.
Whether you are a poetry lover or not, milk and honey is so straightforward in its messages that it will be a pleasing read for anyone! Even better, it’d be a great stocking stuffer!
Purchase you own copy here. If you do, I’d love to know your favorite poem!
SHOP THE LOOK
I pretty much LIVE in these Ralph Lauren boyfriend jeans. I find myself throwing these on with flats or ankle boots and a sweater or t-shirt… but also with heels and a tight black turtleneck. They seriously go with EVERYTHING.
A few years ago, I picked up this Kenneth Cole leather jacket, and I’ve been using it as a layering piece every since. It’s the perfect weight for this in-between weather we’re having in New England… This one by Calvin Klein is similar!
While we’re on the topic of New England weather…it’s getting COLD out (WAH 🙁 ). From October through March I always have a pair of these Isotoner Gloves in my pocket or purse. They flip back for easy access to your phone, the material is thin fleece, and they keep your hands toasty warm!
Honestly, I’m super picky with my shoes. My desire to find something that makes my foot look small wars with my desire for comfort. These Lucky Brand flats are the ultimate compromise.
ONE LAST NOTE
For those of you who walk out the door with a wet head like me, John Masters Organics Sea Mist Salt Spray with Lavender is the way to go. It will leave your hair soft and wavy for 1-3 days!