Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.
The book is divided into four chapters, and 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.
Review: These poems are so important and empowering; not only to women, but to everyone. It is easy to see why this became a bestseller because Rupi Kaur not only creates beautiful prose, but beautiful messages as well. Each of the four parts contributed to the overall meaning of the book and they all flowed together. Her words are smooth as honey, with an edge of loss and pain lurking beneath the surface. Rupi Kaur presents a deeply emotional collection of poems, sharing the most inner workings of her self. She didn’t just create poetry, she created a beautiful collage of words and illustration. This book struck so many chords inside me and it’s hard not to be inspired by it all and it really forced me to self-reflect.
“If you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise.”
“You are your own soulmate.”
“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”
“Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry.”
“What is stronger than the human heart which shatters over and over and still lives.”
“Fall in love with your solitude.”