Title: The Sun and Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Andrews McNeel Publishing
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
I have honestly come across so many reviews for this book stating that Milk and Honey was so much better, I digress after accepting the fact that Milk and Honey was really good, yes, but to compare two collections with entirely different themes, would be unjust.
I read Milk and Honey around a year ago, and I absolutely loved the writing. The best thing about Rupi Kaur’s writing is that the language is so simple yet the way she weaves the words is truly an art. I fell in love with her writing and picked up The Sun and her Flowers as soon as I was able to.
I like to think that since it was Milk and Honey that first introduced me to this writer, it shall always be close to my heart. But nonetheless, The Sun and her Flowers was just ass amazing, covering much more diversity than in the former one. One will find that there are many more long and descriptive pieces in the latter book. The themes of love, hatred, feminity, migration, evolution and well as the more painful ones of tragedy and loss, find their way to grip the readers’ hearts through the intricate magic in Kaur’s words. Truly a piece of art, I found The Sun and her Flowers very inspiring and moving.
I really enjoyed this collection and hope to re-read it soon. Considerably different than Milk and Honey but nonetheless just as amazing, I rate this a 4.5/5 stars.