Title: The Sun and Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Genre: Poetry, Non-fiction, Slice of Life
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
A lovely book of poetry paired with the most detailed line work. Rupi Kaur pours her heart out for all women to see in this collection of poems. There are many subjects discussed from feminism to love to break ups we see it all. There are definitely some triggers for sexual abuse in this and some other hard hitting subjects so be warned.
The middle poems found in this collection seem to be quite random. The first and last sections were very concise in the themes that they covered but the middle was everywhere. I feel these were poems the author had written but couldn’t fit anywhere but here.
A book written with the female at the heart and soul. This collection displays intricate drawings of our womanhood and the fulfilling life hidden inside us all. What an inspiration these stories and pictures were. The stories found hidden in these words brought me happiness and sadness.
I loved this poetry collection so much. I don’t actively read poetry but I’m open to reading anything and lately I have very much been enjoying these. If you have any other poetry collections to suggest, I’m all ears!
The other poetry novel this reminded me of was My Soul Is A River by Nikita Gill.
“i hear a thousand kind words about me
and it makes no difference
yet i hear one insult
and all confidence shatters”
-focusing on the negative
“god must have kneaded you and i
from the same dough
rolled us out as one on the baking sheet
must have suddenly realized
how unfair it was
to put that much magic in one person
and sadly split that dough in two…”
-our souls are mirrors