Book Review: “The Sun and Her Flowers” by Rupi Kaur

My Rating: ★★★★★

Genre(s): Poetry

35606560Plot: 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
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom

Pros:

  • This was a lovely followup to milk and honey
  • It was clear to see how she grew as a person between the two collections
  • I felt the maternal material in my bones
  • Beautiful illustrations

Cons:

  • It ended

My Thoughts: This was a lovely followup, and another that will be added to my self soon. I need more honest, raw, motherly, relateable poetry in my life.

Links:
Goodreads
Amazon
Rupi Kaur

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