MILK & HONEY | BOOK REVIEW

9.05.2017

I know I'm a bit late with this one and this post is way overdue, but I feel such a need to talk about this book. Milk & Honey written by the beautifully talented poet Rupi Kaur is quite possibly the most beautiful piece of art I have ever read.

One of my close friends bought me Milk & Honey for Christmas last year and although I literally finished reading the book the day I got it, I've been obsessed with it ever since. Now I've never written a book review so I don't really know how these types of posts go down or how they're written but hey let's just roll with it..

I really got into reading poetry last year, it started with posts I kept seeing appear on my pinterest dashboard and so many pieces of writing sort of just stuck with me and I thought "wow this is deep" and the more and more I read, the more I loved it. I discovered Rupi Kaur on Instagram where she posts hundreds of poems and I knew I needed her book "milk & honey" asap, especially when I started seeing people posting about it everywhere.

There are 4 chapters to the book, each serving a different purpose, the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing. All as beautiful yet heart aching as each other, every simple piece of writing with as deep meaning as the next. All with powerful context and understanding the pain in every poem.

My favourite poems in the book are so simple yet so beautiful :

"it is a part of the
human experience to feel pain
do not be afraid
open yourself to it"

"if you were born with
the weakness to fall
you were born with
the strength to rise"

The book is all about the bitter and the sweet to life, the pain you feel, the love that you crave and the power to overcome things you never thought possible. Femininity and the human body, the beauty from the inside and the beauty that only some see on the outside and how much heartbreak a person may face. But all these things are worth experiencing, because you simply feel. These poems are brought to life as you feel the words that Rupi Kaur writes with such emotion.


I feel as though I relate to some of these poems and I definitely shed a few tears throughout this book as all of the poems are so heart felt and incredible. Most pages have very minimal writing and basic illustrations but each poem is as special as the next.

My favourite chapter was about healing, how she overcame the pain from heartbreak and how she became the person she is today, it is truly inspiring.

I couldn't recommend this book enough, especially to those that are looking into reading more poetry or those that wish they could express themselves through writing the same way Rupi Kaur expresses herself. I've always loved words, it sounds silly, but reading, writing, lyrics in songs, that's what makes me smile.

"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."



Have you read Milk & Honey?

Shannon
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3 comments

  1. This has been on my reading list for so long! Thanks so much for the recommendation, I am definitely picking this up soon x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

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