Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Title: The Sun and Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Format: Paperback
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Source: Personal Collection
Content Warnings: sexual assault, abuse, misogyny

SYNOPSIS

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
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom

MY THOUGHTS

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.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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