Book review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: AmazonTBDGoodreads
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Source: Borrowed

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
in order to bloom

Did you know that I had this book on hold at my library for FOUR MONTHS before they emailed me and told me that hoopla is a thing? There’s no wait for books on hoopla, so thanks, guys. Anyway, this collection of poetry is okay, but I think I preferred Milk and Honey. This felt really similar to it and while there were some poems that really stabbed at my heart, the majority just… didn’t.

I think my favorite was the underrated heartache because let me tell you, a thing no one tells you when you move halfway across the country is that even the best friendships are super difficult to maintain. I only talk to one of my friends from Wisconsin with any regularity anymore and it breaks my heart.

Anyway, it’s fine, I checked off a box on my reading challenge and I’m ready to move on.

Goodreads summer reading challenge: the colors of summer

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