milk and honey is a
collection of poetry about
it is split 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
– about the books
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The only other books of poetry I’ve read in my 18 years of life have been “Love That Dog” by Sharon Creech and “Out of the Dust” by Karen Hesse. milk and honey will definitely not be my last book of poetry, especially from Rupi Kaur.
The anthology of poems covers heavy topics that need to be talked about in today’s society but often find themselves brushed under the rug. Rupi Kaur painstakingly pens the topics into permanent being with various structures of poems and drawings. The words bring light to Kaur’s (and many others’) traumatic events, and the drawings bring these events to life for readers. I never experienced anything mentioned in Kaur’s writings, but I felt the pain and healing deeply. This masterpiece needs to be read by every person on this earth and shared through every reader to their friends.
Not much can be said about the poems themselves because they speak volumes for themselves. Here are a few of my favorites:
(Sorry for the blurriness, but it was the best I could find.)
Have you read milk and honey yet? What other books should I read like this one? Tell me in the comments!
Much love, XOXO,
~A Writer Named Charley~