‘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’
If I had to describe this book in one word it would be very raw. This book is dark and so incredibly sad to the point where I’m bawling my eyes. Even though this book is sad it is written beautifully. It amazes me that after reading a few words I feel exactly what the author wanted me to read.
This book is very similar to Rupi Kaur’s other book ‘Milk and Honey’. In both of her books the poems were jaw dropping and gave me chills.
While reading there pictures through out the book and I found reading the poems and looking at the pictures made the experience of reading this book much more emotional and made each poem more chilling as the book went on.
The one thing I wasn’t a big fan was toward the end. The last chapter I couldn’t seem to find the main idea. One second the book would be talking about self-love but then feminism would be brought up and it just felt very overwhelming to read because so much was being brought up.
Overall, I rate this book a 4 out of 5. This book is filled with beautiful poems and if you enjoyed reading ‘Milk and Honey’, then I can guarantee you’ll enjoy this book. Fair warning though this book starts off very sad and if you’re not into reading sad book in general then I don’t think you’ll like reading this book. Make sure to subscribe because tomorrow the winner of poetry week will be announced! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed