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,
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