“This is the purpose 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” —–Rupi Kaur
Hey fellow book-lovers
My plan this year was to start reading more poetry. Today I’m reviewing the first poetry book I’ve read this year and I am looking forward to reading more from this genre.
Title: The Sun and her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Published: 3 October 2017
No. of pages: 248
The sun and her flowers, is the second collection of poetry by Rupi Kaur and the first one is Milk and Honey (which I am still planning to read). This poetry collection is divided into 5 chapters, namely; wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. This book is a vibrant journey about loss, growth, healing, honoring one’s roots, and rising up to find a home within yourself.
- I thought this book was incredible, thus I read it in two sittings. They were a few poems that when I read them, I literally had to pause for a second and process them, because they were so on point and it was like they were meant for me personally.
- I love the way Rupi structures her poems, they flow perfectly making it easier to understand.
- I love the simplicity of the drawings used to depict each poem.
- The writing style for me is simple and perfect and I related to most of the poems.
- The ending line for some poems is like a title for the following poem, which I adored.
Below are some of the poems I enjoyed:
If you haven’t read this book, please check it out. Even if you are not a fan of poetry, I think you might enjoy it.
Those were my thoughts and I can’t wait to read Milk and honey. Please do leave a comment below with your thoughts.
Until next time.