milk and honey by rupi kaur
Published: November 7th, 2014
Summary: milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
So I read this one after reading her most recent poetry book, this one I didn’t really relate to as much as the other one but that didn’t mean it didn’t have really amazing poetry. It was really fascinating and I loved a lot of what she was trying to bring to the table.
I know a lot of people don’t like this book and think it’s way too tumblr like but I like stuff like that. I really think it hits me more at times. That the poems that are like that can get really clever because the idea is to not really say much but convey a deeper meaning.
Rupi really knows how to write about love, about heartbreak, and about dark topics.
I will give a warning that this book really goes into darker topics at times and people who are a bit sensitive to that might want to tread carefully.
But it was great that this book really made me feel things and made me really think. I liked that about it, because a lot of the ones that made me think were the ones I couldn’t relate to. I like that they could have made me think even if I didn’t relate to them really struck me as clever that Rupi was able to do that for me.
I think my favorite part was around the section of love. I like reading other people’s takes on romance and it was just sunshine and flowers. It was really and raw and something that I could possible relate to.
She talked about good and bad times and that is something any relationship goes through.
As someone that never reads poetry I was glad that I checked this out and that this book really helped me get more interested in reading poetry. I have a few poetry books and thanks to Rupi I really want to check them out.
I found out that she shares her poetry online and I really appreciate that she is willing to make her work easy to get to online so it spreads out and other people can maybe be inspired by her work and maybe look at themselves and how they can love themselves. Rupi has a few about self love and it really stuck with me so I know it can stick with other people and really inspire them as well.
Overall I really liked this book and thought it was really well done and I’m glad it opened my eyes to poetry and makes me want to check more out! Poetry is really beautiful and this book really showed me that. Highly recommend!
Have you read her books before? If you have what did you think? Do you have another poets that I should check out?? If you do let me know below as I would love to know!