Milk & Honey

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. 


HURTING

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. 

LOVING

i want you hands

to hold

not my hands

your lips

to kiss

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. 

BREAKING

even after the hurt

the loss

the pain

the breaking

your body is still

the only one

i want to be

undressed under

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…

HEALING

stay strong though 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

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.

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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. 

Katrina Kobayashi