Review: Milk and Honey

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Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Published: 2014
Page Count: 204
Rating: 2/5

My ThoughtsThis was my first time with a poetry book and I thought I would try this one first because of how well loved it is. I see it all over social media and it has glowing reviews but I’m not one of those people who loved it. I read in another review that poetry is suppose to make you feel something and I 100% agree with that. But I didn’t feel anything with this. I’m not a cold-hearted person, I promise. I just didn’t connect with it. There were two poems that I did really like though

stay strong through your pain
grow flowers from it
you have helped me
grow flowers out of mine so
bloom beautifully
dangerously
loudly
bloom softly
however you need
just bloom

– to the reader

AND

some people
are so bitter
to them
you must be the kindest

Those were really the only two that I found myself thinking about and really pondering. I think Rupi Kaur writes beautifully but rather simple as well. I always have been intimidated to read poetry because I was worried I wouldn’t understand what the message of the poem is. And while I appreciate Rupi telling us this story of trauma and love and loss and healing, I just didn’t feel anything. I would like to give her other collection The Sun and Her Flowers a try at some point and I’m hoping I like it better.RachaelInstagramPinteresttumblrTwitter


6 thoughts on “Review: Milk and Honey

  1. i totally get this! i’ve only read a couple of rupi kaur poems but enough to know they aren’t my cup of tea. i’m just very picky about poetry i think!

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