Title: The Sun and Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Goodreads Synopsis: 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
Wow, NaNoWriMo has been kicking my butt. It’s only been 13 days, but I have not picked up a single book in what feels like forever. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still been carrying around a book with me with the intention of reading it, but that never happens. My life has completely become about writing. If you want to see my writing journey look at my November posts for NaNo here!
But I have a surprise for everyone! A poetry review! That’s right, I’ve somehow managed to find time to read and write a review this month!
So today I would love to share my thoughts on The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur. When I read Milk and Honey a few months back, I was in love with the style Rupi uses for her poetry. I loved the messages behind the poems and I felt as if they were geared towards me. You can see that review here!
The Sun and Her Flowers is Rupi’s second poetry collection. This collection focuses on rising up and healing from the past and coming to terms with your roots.
Here’s my review of The Sun and Her Flowers.
Style – This poetry collection continues the same great style that I enjoyed in Milk and Honey. It has a variety of poem styles that make each page unique and easy to read and follow.
Relatability – The poems in this collection talk about love, loss, self-worth, depression, moving on, abuse, immigration. It really has a little bit of something for everyone. However, I didn’t feel as connected to the poems in this collection. There is a disconnect for me here, and I couldn’t get myself to really enjoy the work because of it.
Emotions – The poems have a lot of great emotions behind them. They are sassy and honest. I could feel Rupi’s emotions through the poems and it made me enjoy the poems that much more.
Bonus – As always, Rupi graces us with her illustrations. These create a unique feeling to the poems and I love seeing the meanings behind the poem illustrated right there in front of me.
Overall, The Sun and Her Flowers is a nice poetry collection that focuses a lot on Rupi’s roots and the abuse she faced in her life. There is a lot of raw emotions behind her poems. For me, the poems are not as relatable as the poems in Milk and Honey. This in no way means that they are not good and shouldn’t be read because they should. It is strong second poetry collection by Rupi and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store. I give The Sun and Her Flowers. . .
Have you read The Sun and Her Flowers? What do you think about it? Do you want to read it? Let me know in the comments below!
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