‘Milk and honey’ by Rupi Kaur

‘Milk and honey’ by Rupi Kaur

Hallow!

I haven’t been very active lately as you can see and honestly I don’t have an excuse…Maybe lack of motivation but I didn’t want to force myself to write so I took a small break.

Anywayyy, today, as in the 21st of March, is World Poetry Day! And to celebrate this occasion, I want to talk about Rupi Kaur. I only discovered her work recently but it’s absolutely amazing. She wrote a book in 2014 called “milk and honey”.

‘milk and honey’ is the experience of violence. abuse. love. loss. femininity. the book is divided into four chapters. 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.

Being the feminist that I am, I’ve really enjoyed her poems. The way she expresses herself is captivating and deep. I think a lot of people relate to her words as well, and even if you don’t, honestly, her art is still really beautiful to look at.

The fact that she talks so openly about feminism, abuse, self-love and so many other topics is really cool and definitely inspiring!

I haven’t read the book yet (!!!!) or her latest one (called ‘the sun and her flowers’)  but I’m not planning on waiting much longer! Apparently, it’s been written in over 30 languages so I may read it in French….well only maybe….it would kill me to not read it in English but it’s not as easy to get in Switzerland….whyyyyy

Anywhoooo (yes read it as if an owl was hooting), to finish this short post, here’s a small poem that I really really liked!

 

“what terrifies me most is how we
foam at the mouth with envy
when others succeed
but sigh in relief
when they are failing

our struggle to
celebrate each other is
what’s proven most difficult
in being human”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

 

Tell me in the comments if you’ve heard of her before and if so, what you think, I’d love to know! (Oh and I don’t own any of these photos down below, all credit goes to Rupi Kaur.)

XOXO, Rosie <3

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18 Comments

  1. 21st March 2018 / 3:01 pm

    I haven’t read milk and honey, but I read the sun and her flowers and I loved it! Definitely recommend it! I will definitely try to read milk and honey soon.

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 7:07 pm

      Aww that’s amazing! Was it in the same style as milk and honey? xxx

      • 23rd March 2018 / 9:30 pm

        Yes! I love the way she writes.

        • Rosinalee
          Author
          24th March 2018 / 3:49 pm

          That’s really cool! xx

  2. 21st March 2018 / 6:52 pm

    I have yet to read the poetry book as well, but I follow her on Instagram and I love all her poems!

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 7:08 pm

      Yes, I follow her as well! She’s really talented! xx

  3. 21st March 2018 / 9:03 pm

    I hear a lot of people talking about her but I’ve never read something from her before, maybe I need to change that. Great post, really loving your blog xx

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 7:09 pm

      Aww thanks! Yes, I really want to read her book as well, her work seems amazing xx

  4. 21st March 2018 / 11:54 pm

    You’re back! I’ve Milk and Honey around bookstores and I’ve heard a lot people talking about it. I actually want to read it and find out more about it.

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 7:09 pm

      Ahaha finally! Sorry about that! Yes, I haven’t really seen it in shops but I’m definitely keeping an eye open xx

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      23rd March 2018 / 7:10 pm

      Aww thank you so much!! xx

  5. 23rd March 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Hey, Rosie! ♥
    I’ve talked about ‘Milk and honey’ with my friend today I’m gonna read this! I heard lots of good opinions about it I’d love to give it a go! Very nice post. Have a lovely weekend! xx

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      24th March 2018 / 3:49 pm

      Aww that’s amazing!! Thank you ! xx

  6. 25th March 2018 / 10:58 am

    I’ve heard a few people mention Milk and honey and its always been one of those things I need to check out, thanks for sharing this I will look at some others!

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      27th March 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Aww that’s great, and thanks! xx

  7. 27th March 2018 / 5:34 am

    Love this post!! 😀 This book sounds so good – I really love the illustrations 🙂 And yeah I completely get the need for a break, and it helps because you end up writing great posts (like this) 😉 Maybe you can give the book a go in German haha 😉 x

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      27th March 2018 / 8:22 pm

      awww Lui thank you SO MUCH! your comment just made my day haha! And yeah I should give it a go 🙂 xxx

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