I think I built my excitement up too high for this famous book of poetry. I liked it okay, there are a couple of poems here that I really loved, but too many that I didn’t particularly care for to make up the difference. Milk and Honey was stunning, I loved it SO much! So, I couldn’t wait to read this one hoping for the same attachment. Although it was still good poetry and few of them really struck a chord, for me it just didn’t measure up.
Rupi again covers some break up, much like in Milk and Honey. She covers some abuse, much like in Milk and Honey. And, she covers much self-love and growth much like in Milk and Honey so it felt a little repetitive at times. What’s different about this one is that she talks some about immigrating, refugee camps, and adapting to life as an immigrant. These particular aspects set it apart making it different from Milk and Honey. Rupi and her family have one hell of a story to tell and there is no better way to really capture the emotions, trauma, and love than by the poetry she puts together. Rupi is an amazing artist.
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
ALSO, all review aside… I’ll be posting my own short scene for my WIP Feb. charcter scene challenge tomorrow for the prompt of ‘OUT TO SEA’. So, if you want to last minute jump in then there is still time!! We’ve had a couple of amazing participants for this one, so I’m very excited to share! I’ll be posting the challenge for March sometime over the weekend, so stay tuned!