Title: The Sun and Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Source: Personal Collection
Content Warnings: sexual assault, abuse, misogyny
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
Another lovely, emotional poetry collection from Rupi Kaur. I thought that some sections were definitely stronger than others, and that overall the poems improved as the collection progressed. There were enough poems that spoke to me deeply to earn a five star rating.