I’ve come to really enjoy reading poetry. It’s so deep. Short or long. It doesn’t matter. Sometimes to shortest ones are the most powerful ones.
My most recent read is Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. What a read. To some it may be difficult to read. Others will love it. It’s an honest book divided into 4 chapters; hurting, love, breaking, and healing.
a daughter should
not have to
beg her father
for a relationship
This section is a difficult one to read. It’s graphic and in a non-pleasant way at times. It’s brave to share these sorts of things. It’s personal. Yet I feel power when I read those words. It’s still very brilliant and lovely to read.
i want you hands
not my hands
not my lips
but other places
I adored this chapter. Every poem was sexy. Some even turned me on. I pictured lovely things. These words made my smile and laugh and bit my own lips. They made me think.
This book made me feel. It’s a bit hard to describe as everyone can feel differently when reading anything. Sometimes it’s descriptive and you imagine what you can. Other times the words are relatable.
even after the hurt
your body is still
the only one
i want to be
A sad chapter. Somethings relatable but not fully. Everyone has gone through things she’s said. Unfortunately yet these are are feelings and actions of life that lead to the next chapter which is…
stay strong though your pain
grow flowers from it
you have helped me
grow flowers out of mine so
however you need
Laughed. Cried. Smirked. Relatable section again. Made me think. It also in a way healed me. Made me realize.
I highly recommend this book. It’s such a joy to read and one to re-read again and again. Although mostly short poems some are quit helpful. Like I said before, it’s very relatable. Everyone can relate differently to words. Paint different images in your mind. That’s the beauty of writing.
Rupi Kaur is a writer and an artist based in Toronto. Which is kind of cool if I may say! So close. I'd love to see you do a public reading one day.