Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
First published November 4th, 2014
Genres: Poetry, Feminism, Nonfiction
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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.
This was my first poetry book other than the ones I was taught in school when I was younger… To be honest, I am not much a fan of poetry, but I do enjoy giving every type of book a try because one can always get surprised, right?
Well, I can say that this book is actually pretty interesting. It’s quite heavy in some parts but others are really sweet and actually clever! The book itself looks fantastic with every poem on a page and some with very wild and yet simplistic draws. Which made it really enjoyable to connect and also very quick to read.
I didn’t know much about it other than it was divided into 4 parts – the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing. I think the first one was the most uncomfortable for me to read and it had a lot of important messages, well… they all had, that’s what I liked about this book. There are some really good messages here, told in a very unique and powerful way. But there were also some that I didn’t care much for. It was a bit half-half for me. But that’s maybe because I am not much into poetry and I am only now trying to get to some.
Overall it was a really nice and interesting book and I would recommend it if you are into poetry. Plus I read it in 1 hour so it’s not that anyone would lose much time reading it and like I said, some messages were really strong and important to read!
Do you read poetry? What’s your favorite book? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!