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the sun and her flowers

byRupi Kaur

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom
Rupi Kaur is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said—draw your heart out. Rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. After completing her degree in rhetoric and professional writing, ...
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Title:the sun and her flowersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from More of the same Isn't all that different from her first book, it even feels a bit washed down
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful Overhyped but the read was very intriguing and very powerful. First book was better.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as strong as her first book While this collection of poems is filled with emotion and contains numerous gems, it's not as strong as her first book of poems. I still enjoyed it but I didn't feel it was significantly different than her first.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Powerful but somewhat overrated I really enjoyed reading this but it did not live up to my expectations. It was very hyped up and had heard rave reviews from many people. Still a good read though, and very meaningful.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! A great follow-up to "Milk and Honey." Kaur brings raw emotion to every single page and provides something everyone can relate to, whether it be stories about a broken or healing heart.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Really liked how raw and real her first book was, so I figured I'd give this one a try and was not disappointed! Very nice read
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful poetry Rupi Kaur continues to please. This second collection of poetry is even better than the first in my opinion, and it was a joy to read. She is relatable, empathetic, and has a way with words. This book is an example of quality poetry, and inspires me to continue to write my poetry.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of my favourites! this is the first book that i bought this year. although i do not relate to what is written in the book it still is very interesting for me. im planning to get Milk and Honey and hoping that its just good as this. :)
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Beautifully puts the words you can't say onto paper
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Worded I resonated with a lot of the poems and stories, very raw and real.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I enjoyed this book comparatively more than the first one by the author.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Breathtaking for Some, Bland for a Collective The poetry in this book is at times moving, and is obviously quite sentimental for Kaur. There are several poems in the book that make you feel that you can understand the writer quite well, but for me this is not what poetry is about. I love to read a poem and have to decipher the complexities, to understand what the poet was saying about themselves as well as what they were depicting about humanity. I did not find a meaning that was bellow the surface in many of these poems, they could not be applied to more general situations, and therefor lacked a certain greatness factor. This is not to say that the poems were not charming, as I found many of them to be quite sweet little things that I could appreciate for what they were. The poems are true to their style, and the minimalist artwork is breathtaking. These poems hold much individual meaning, I just wish that they held more meaning for each reader. I would recommend this collection to individuals who are not much interested in poetry, are developing their literary skills, or simply enjoy a straight-forward set of poems.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fortune Cookie Poetry Poetry for people who want the experience of reading Really Deep fortune cookies. Still, thanks for getting millennials into poetry, I guess.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womanhood made Simple Rupi Kaur really hits it with these poems. In a few words, she really encapsulates the essence of being a woman. Both powerful and emotional. Liked it a bit better than Milk and Honey.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book Could not put this book down, loved every page of it !
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short & Sweet Another great work of poetry by rupi kaur. quick read but something you'll pick up and come back to on rainy days.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I followed Rupi on Instagram before Milk and Honey came out and I bought that first, loved it. I've been reading this one out loud to my new born and she drifts right off to sleep! It must be the rythem of my voice. Such amazing writing, heals the soul.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't go wrong with Rupi I love her poetry and she's awesome. So is this book
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Felt connected The Sun and Her Flowers is inspirational and powerful. Even though this book is based on Rupi Kaur's own experiences, some of the poems she wrote I had an emotional connection with.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always love Rupi Fantastic writing, i have boughten this many times over as gifts for my friends!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better Better than the first book she put out, but I still don't see the hype. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women have everything they need within themselves to conquer the journey we call life Rupi Kaur addresses the uplifting beauty and comfort that relationships can bring to us. However when writing about romantic relationships, Kaur over emphasizes the role of men and how they awaken women. I think men are great but women should be their own Sun and bring brightness in their lives. I love the importance that Rupi Kaur places on self love. It is essential to our lives. An overall great collection of poetry.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational and empowering I had high expectations going into this after reading Milk & Honey, and was NOT disappointed. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspired Never liked poetry but this book changed my entire point of view on it. Very powerful and emotional.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous This is an absolutely beautiful book. Though the entire book is framed around her own experience, I saw myself in so many of her poems. Amazing work.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good! Milk & Honey brought me back to this book and it was just as good as I thought it would be
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful This book left me feeling things. Powerful yet beautiful
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rupi Kaur does it once again After "Milk and Honey", I knew I had to purchase this book. Once again, Kaur has created poems that touch the soul very deeply and has created poems that can be linked to every person. A great add to my personal library.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from rupi kaur is wonderful I received this as a gift and it truly leaves you feeling like Rupi's words have magic!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply beautiful I finished reading this book in one sitting. I'll just say that the whole book hit me hard and almost made me cry. It was so inspiring and it will be a book that will be there for you to read when you need emotional support. I loved it! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Filled my soul So beautifully written. Rupi Kaur speaks right to my soul and fills it with such love.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable. Relatable. I've been following Rupi on social media for quite some time. I decided to pick up this book because I found some of her writing relatable. I know it is quite hyped (as is her first book), but it is worth the read in my opinion. I enjoy reading a few pages here and there. I suggest looking at examples of her work online to see if her style is fitting.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I bought this with her first book. Her writing is amazing.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Milk & Honey I loved this second book so much more than the first one! The first one was great and some poems I could relate to, but The Sun and her Flowers had much more of an impact on me. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and find myself rereading it from time to time. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little hyped up Not sure what the hype is all about. Good poems, but not very deep.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice read I bought one for a friend and one for my self... its an easy read and enjoyable to read. My friend is into poetry she loved it!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Equally as great as Milk and Honey I absolutely loved Milk and Honey and I always get the feeling when reading the next book of an author that it didn't touch me as much as the first one. But definitely this was equally as great, the poems were again heartfelt and inspirational, and I definitely connected with the poems since some of the poems had to do with the stage of my life right now! Definitely a must read!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So powerful Beautifully raw and pure. I love how easy it was to relate to the poems, and the writing style is so unpretentious and REAL, you are reading her emotions. I find her two collections extremely powerful and recommend them to anyone
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Simple There were a few poems and illustrations that I really enjoyed but for the most part was quite simple. All of my favourite poems I had previously seen anyways, on Rupi's instagram page.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful & Real I love Rupi's writing and how real she is when telling her stories. This book makes you feel a lot of emotions.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Real and Raw Although I dd not enjoy this poetry collection as much as Milk and Honey, it was still an incredible collection of real and raw emotional poetry written in the most vulnerable way.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Just as beautifully written as her first book. It's brutally honest yet really empowering as a woman. Each word felt like it was picked on purpose and strategically placed in each spot. You can tell a lot of work went into this collection and I'm really impressed with how it turned out. I loved how the collection was sectioned off and how it got stronger and more powerful by the end.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great Wonderful read. I think I actually liked it more than Milk & Honey.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emotional Not to be overdramatic but there was a couple time when reading this book that I had to put it down because I was so overcome with emotion.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honest and truthful This book is raw and exposes real life issues that most of us are too shy to speak about. This book is quite relatable as I’m sure we’ve all been in tough situations in our lives. This book is so poetic and definitely triggers your emotions!
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEAUTIFUL I bought this book because I loved Milk and Honey so much. Amazing and heartfelt.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from totally recommend this I bought this in December and I have been constantly reading it since. The deep meaning in each page is incredible.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I normally don't read books like this but seeing as it was getting so popular I knew I had to read it. I love it! There were so many pages where I could really relate to what was being said and she has a great amount of detail on each page. Loved it so much and will be going back to buy her other books.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Not quite as good as Mlilk and Honey but still worth reading.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Great book. It's poetry, so you can put your own feelings and thoughts into it—and it often made me cry. Usually very beautiful and empowering. So honest I want to quote it all the time.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I loved "milk and honey" and I found this to be a great read as well. It's a little bit different than her first book, but powerful and relatable all the same. I saw Rupi Kaur perform while on tour for this book and it was absolutely amazing. I would recommend both of her books.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another amazing read from Rupi. Wonderful book, did not enjoy it as much as Milk and Honey. Milk and Honey is and will always be one of my favourite books, but The Sun and Her Flowers was almost as great. Wonderful author.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this! I love the works of this author. read her first book, had to purchase this one too
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book Bought this because i loved her other book milk and honey. It was lovely and was more open than her other book.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is this what the kids would say is #Relatable? Rupi and everything she does is amazing. I always read her poems and feel like I'm reading about myself (expect she can word things a lot better).
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this book! It was delightful, have not read something this interesting in a long time.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never Ceases to Amaze Me I love her first book - Milk and Honey. This one topped that one. Definitely recommended to those who are into the Insta-poets becoming authors.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was okay I found her first one tug at the heart strings. Very powerful. this one not too much. Feels like she rushed the poems. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read i am not one who usually read poetry but this was a good read. lots of emotions and makes you think.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a Great Canadian Poet I bought this book when it was released after reading "Milk & Honey" I love just jumping in the middle of the book, its filled with emotions and feelings. Borrow a copy from a friend, soon you'll be buying your own copy!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Read Some heavy topics covered, but beautifully written to have them all come together in the end.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved this!! beautifully written, really inspiring and so moving. I even went to see her show, it was amazing!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Okay Read I thought this book was a little disappointing. I was expecting more but it was almost the same as her other book.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got inside my head Loved this. Read it in one sitting and marked so many quotes I loved that I stopped keeping count. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS I got this as a Christmas gift and it was such an amazing read!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! Not as close to what I expected after reading milk and honey, but the different chapters each having their own story but all coming together was wonderful.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read! I really enjoyed this read. It is a little lighter than Milk and Honey, yet just as effective and raw. Her writings and drawings are beautiful.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Read I loved milk and honey so I was excited to give this a read. It feels kinda rushed and is not as relatable as milk and honey. But the poems are very powerful, nevertheless.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful poems This book is full of beautiful poems from the heart. Some are encouraging, some heartbreaking, some make you stop and think. Plus you can't go wrong with supporting Canadian authors!
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Growth I found that Kaur dug deeper than her first book. She touched on topics such as immigration, sexual assault, racism, etc. Her powerful words are encouraging to those who may be in a tough time in their life - encourages them to grow.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lovely I felt Milk and Honey was more relatable (to me) but the poems were still very powerful!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Short yet powerful messages throughout. Lovely read!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another page turner! Another phenomenal book of poems by Rupi Kaur. Again, how her words paint pictures and capture such emotions was really powerful for me. Definitely one to recommend!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful sequel I much preferred this to Milk and Honey. Such great topics and beautifully written.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent If you are looking for a book of traditionally written poetry this isn't it. Nothing rhymes and it reads more like a journal than a poetry book. But just remember poetry is a feeling too and can be written however you like.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So great I loved Milk & Honey, and this book is just as good. Rupi Kaur's poetry is very relatable and invokes a lot of emotion. (The illustrations are beautiful, too)
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sun and Her Flowers Definitely a beautiful collection, but I found it wasn't as powerful as Milk&Honey.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it. even better than the first one, very uplifting and inspirational
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Wonderful, wonderful book to read or use as a coaster
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing #plumreview Such a good book. 10X better than milk and honey, much more expression and emotion. Involves many different characteristics of life.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking Rupi has done it again. I read this in one sitting - I love how her poems take you on a story and a journey, and you feel it the whole way.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Open and Honest it felt easy to connect with some emotions expressed, and other times difficult, which i appreciate the perspective. the drawings are a special touch. should be read!
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a beautiful book. I loved the poems. They were real and I could relate. This book did an amazing job at portraying how people who encounter crisis's in their life or life events that shift their every day normal in some way, go through healing stages. I was easily able to relate. I am not the type of person to read any material over and over again, but I found myself doing that with this book. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from loved and disappointed I loved the relatable emotions and feelings kaur created in her book, but I couldn't find what made this book different from others. I was able to see the relatable feelings everyone has been talking about, however not what made the book special. I will still be buying and reading her other poetry book milk and honey.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from emotional and disappointing I received this book for Christmas and recently finished reading it. I absolutely loved how kaur was able to bring so many relatable feelings and emotions into her work. However, like many other people, I am unable to see the hype about this book. Yes, it is eeasy to relate to, but so are many other poetry books. I couldn't find something super in this book that completely set it aside from the other books
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I don't see the overhype... I have a tremendous amount of respect for all authors, especially my fellow Canadian writers. However I don't see the over hype for this book or any of the other book . I became interested in this book through the power of social media, when I see people posting pictures and quotes on their timeline about how relatable some of the stuff that's being said in the book is. I shortly afterwards discovered the author and was so excited to purchase this book and all of the other ones she has written. I was more than disappointed once the books arrived and I skimmed through and saw what was on there. This is given 4 stars because someone did work hard on this book and it's not their fault that society has over-hyped this book for disappointment.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Eh. That's exactly what it is. It's eh. It's really not powerful or very well-written poetry in my opinion. At some points it's difficult to call it poetry.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overrated definitely I don't get why everyone's so obsessed with this author. Yeah maybe there are a few good ones in there, but the rest are pretty mediocre.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELENT beautifully written and filled with emotions
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from another one! another great book by rupi, so beautiful #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning I think I enjoyed this collection of poetry slightly more than the last. Beautiful and emotional, it's very intense but stunning work.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hopeful I love everything that Rupi writes. It always makes me feel whole and complete. I know I'll be re-reading this many times. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I loved everything about this book, very touching
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful Just a bunch of Tumblr nonsense.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOOD ONE! “they leave and act like it never happened they come back and act like they never left” I really love Rupi Kaur poems! Her drawings are literally amazing, they made the poems even more special :)
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sad Rupi's poetry is quite dark and sad, maybe because its so relatable
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lazy Brings nothing significant to the table. You can read it once and understand it; I want poetry that makes me think. This does not make me think, probably, because the author put very little thought into it.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I simply loved it #plumreview the section about immigrant parents hit me hard, it was beautifully written
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really liked this! This book was very nice to read, I loved the illustrations.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from yes I bought this book and loved every bit of this
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average I am not impressed with Rupi's prose but I can respect the its meaning. The hype set high expectations
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved every bit of this I bought this book and loved every bit of this especially drawings in this
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favourite so far milk and honey was great, but this tops it off. such a fantastic read.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! It's such a good book, I really liked the drawings and astetic of it.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Perfect for any mood you're in
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving Loved this as much as the last
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what my soul needed Incredibly moving and therapeutic - tackling themes and ideas that are absolutely relevant to society and to myself as a woman, and done with an elegant grace unparalleled in other collections I have found to date (not an avid poetry consumer, bearing in mind). An honest grounded expression of her experience and capacity for healing and growth. I’m grateful to have purchased this book.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Good reading for a lazy Sunday afternoon
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh not as good as the first book
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Compelling Read Beautifully written. An important voice.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this!!!! Very powerful messages in this book. I was immediately swept away by each poem and before I knew it the book was finished. I will definitely read it again. Also, I would recommend this to any in need of inspiring messages. Very well written.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful The poems in this book are intelligent, powerful, and often profound. It's the perfect gift for friends who are going through a break up, as the author takes us on a similar narrative journey.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No This is poetry for people who have never read GOOD poetry. Ladies, please put this crap down and try reading some Yeats, Frost or Hughes. Or, if you're looking for that feminine touch try Dickinson who Rupi Kaur clearly tries to mimic, whilst failing tragically.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Love reading a chapter before bed.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal! This book really invokes a lot of sentimental thoughts and feelings, really putting me in her perspective. There are great passages along with simple yet meaningful illustrations.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming Great read anytime anywhere! I preferred the first one, but this was almost equally touching.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! This is an amazing book full of wonderful poems.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved this one was such a fast read, but had such powerful messages. 10/10 would recomend
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely lovely, just lovely. I never thought i'd enjoy reading poetry! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better I felt like down by Milk and Honey because it was so hyped up. I enjoyed this book a lot more. I wasn't in love with it, but I liked the writing and themes better in this book. If you liked Milk and Honey, I think you would like this, maybe even more so.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I have read both this and Milk and Honey and I personally love this more than Milk and Honey (though Milk and Honey is amazing). I can relate to all of her poems on an extremely personal level and it was consoling to read of someone else who has experienced some of the things I have. This is one of my all time favourite reads, extremely powerful. Thank you to Rupi Kaur for making me feel like I'm not alone and saying all the things I can't.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful A well-written poetic account of struggles, victories and sentiments of generations past. I think I would have preferred the poems randomly placed instead of in sections. Still, very relatable and grasped my attention.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice light read I found this book relatable in many of aspects of my life. The poems are simple and touching. Since some of the poems are quite short, I wish there were more poems included!
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable! A compilation of poems worth reading and reading over again. Easy to read and re-read.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ok Did not feel anything from this book.. wish there was more depth to the poems... felt like i was scrolling through tumblr.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still a good read! Personally enjoyed Milk and Honey a bit more, although loving the poetry and emotion that flows in this book.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful and Moving Rupi Kaur has done it again! Her powerful prose conveys such raw emotion...I liked that she incorporated more about her family, ancestry and culture in this book compared to Milk and Honey. Some of my favorite poems branched off of one of the poems from her previous book, where she talks about women supporting one another. The clever use of the sunflower serves as a reminder, a life lesson for all of us: like the flower we must wilt, fall, root, rise and then bloom. The fact that she also takes on the challenge of writing about challenging dark topics and finding beauty in things further contributes to this.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic rupi kaur is great. I love her poetry. very powerful
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Likeable Read Very honest and powerful read like the first book. However, I enjoyed the writing in Milk and Honey more
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautfiul This is more than just a poetry book with a pretty cover. There is something so real and so relatable about the words written in this book. It now has a permanent place on my night stand :)
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Empowering Rupi Kaur once again does a phenomenal job of making us feel all of our emotions at once. Her book The Sun And Her Flowers is a beautiful collection of poetry about breaking, healing, and recovering, that will make you feel powerful after reading.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good but not great. I read Milk & Honey and it's kind of what got me into this type of poetry in the first place and I was so excited to find out she released another book but it just kind of let me down. I found it really hard to get through and kept putting it down which I normally don't do. Most poetry books have me reading it all in one sitting. This was not the case. Definitely overrated.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very meaningful Rupi did it again, another amazing collection of poems
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Moving I loved this one as much as I loved Milk and Honey. I find Rupi's writing is honest and raw. Her poems are simple, pure and really feel like they are written from the heart. It makes her books very relatable.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Words I love flipping through while sipping tea, beautiful words.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely this book is honestly so good, and powerful and i believe everyone can relate to at least one of the poems. the themes are very relevant and she literally put into words what i've been thinking and feeling.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best read! A raw and honest accumulation of poems that perfectly express feelings of hurt in many forms. I'd say it's better than milk and honey because of themes of feminism and identity. Fantastic.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relatable, Yet Raw Her words were thought-provoking and deep, which highlighted her experience and kept it personal, yet because I've been through something similar, it impacts me more than perhaps others who haven't gone through that type of pain before. However if you haven't been through that type of struggle, she poeticizes it in a way that is visceral, delicate, raw and beautiful all at the same time.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breath of fresh air This book is absolutely amazing. Every little words is well though, well written and well chosen. It will make you feel things, I promise you.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful Wonderful verses and revelant themes.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Felt freed It was nice to feel like someone put into words what I was feeling. Great book to read snuggled up in bed with a cup of tea.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! I love this book so much !
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than the last I found it more powerful than Milk and Honey and really liked her poems about her family's journey of immigration. But a few poems I found a bit beneath her, almost too cheesy and predictable.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hits you right in the feels Urgh. Feelings. But loved it.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my Cup of Tea It wasn't exactly my cup of tea. However, there were moments when I was blown away by her words. Really beautiful.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yes! Rupi Kaur's evolution is incredible. I did not think I would be as amazed as I was after reading Milk and Honey yet i was. Such a powerful and inspiring writer, Rupi Kaur cracks her heart right open on paper.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Follow Up So, I definitely enjoyed this book of poetry by Rupi Kaur, I think it may have even been marginally better than her first book (though I haven't reread that book in awhile). I love her raw writing style and the way her words flow. When it comes to poetry, everyone has their own opinion, and I am no exception. The best thing to do is to read whatever calls to you--whatever peaks your interest, and that is how I've been able to find so many extraordinary new poets. Poetry as a genre seems to have been going through, and is currently going through, a dramatic change. We're pretty lucky we're around for it. Poets of the 21st century are redefining what poetry is. And this one book that reminds me of that fact. This book is beautiful.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Tale of Growth Rupi Kaur has clearly changed and grown - her new book is a tale of a woman coming into her own. It is a touching story of how she has come to love herself, and an encouragement to others to also love themselves. Beautiful and timely.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from meaningful short, but precise to the meaning. Long read ahead
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good If you liked Milk and Honey, you'll like this one
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, heartfelt I enjoyed Milk and Honey, but it was nothing compared to the Sun and her Flowers. These poems came from deep, deep inside the author. They were heartbreaking at times, very personally emotional, and relatable. She really explored the darkest crners of herself for this and I think this is a perfect example of an author truly putting their all into their work, right on the page. I was moved to tears a number of times by some of the shortest lines. Her language is beautiful, as is her turn of phrase and the imagery she invokes. She knows how to best express her thoughts without rambling and overuse of difficult, or unnecessary language. Anyone who enjoyed Milk and Honey will certainly enjoy this, but to me, it is light years away. Completely breathless about it.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from should be warned got this for a teen for Christmas, beautiful poetry, but the content is a too mature for her age. Should place warning on the book.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Just as good as her first book #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written Rupi Kaur is so raw with her writing. She does a great job at making her audience feel something.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving and Beautiful i recieved this book as a gift from one of my close friends and she coudnt hve gotten me anything better. This book is beautiful and has helped me through some difficult times in my life. I truly recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Intricate, vulnerable, emotional, wise, caring, loving, there are way more adjectives to describe the Sun and her Flowers
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from waiting! ordered this book and cannot wait to receive it!! already know its going to be amazing!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Such a great book. Personally I liked it more than Milk and Honey. The book flows wonderfully, I really like the cyclical thought behind it
Date published: 2017-12-27

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