It’s been just about a year since I published my review on Rupi Kaur’s debut book of poetry, “milk and honey”. As a poet, myself, I was just in awe of her words. She’ll never top this, I thought.
But Rupi Kaur’s second publication, “the sun and her flowers” was such an unexpected surprise!
Divided into 5 sections, “wilting”, “falling”, “rooting”, “rising”, and “blooming”, Kaur’s book masterfully details different stages of the female experience. As women we are both the “sun” and the “flowers” – giving life, growing, honoring our roots, peaking in light and love, and drooping in darkness and despair. And not one aspect of the speaker’s human experience is left unexplored.
My favorite thing about Rupi Kaur’s poetry is the beauty I find in its bluntness.
The speakers in Rupi Kaur’s poems say what they mean. They’re are some stunningly beautiful metaphors, don’t get me wrong, but I fell in love with the lines that hit me like a punch to the gut in the best way. When I read poetry, I read to feel. And Rupi Kaur’s words leave me feeling full and aching and satisfied, womanly and fierce, soft and self-aware – all at the same time.
When you purchase this book (AND YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD!) make a note to really check out these pages and let me know what you think!
PS. The adorable bookmark shown in the photograph above was made out of a recycled Louis Vuitton handbag! You can find them on Easy here!
PPS. BOTH OF THESE ARE AMAZING CHRISTMAS GIFTS!!!!