This book was on my holiday wish list and I wrote the following about it back in November about why I wanted it:
milk and honey by Rupi Kaur – I’ve seen this book on a variety of different lists and I keep making note of it. I feel like I don’t read enough poetry in my life and this one seems like a great one to start with.
It was indeed the right book of poetry to start with. It was in a single word, beautiful.
I read lots more poetry when I was younger; I even took an entire course in poetry at University but I haven’t read much of it lately. For no good reason which now seems like a bit of a shame. This book or collection reminded me how powerful and emotional just 6 or 7 words can be.
I read it in a single sitting and went through a wide range of emotions – feeling all the feels as some might say. While I didn’t relate to each and every single poem, so many of them touched me. There were even a couple that reminded me of one of my favourite books and why it’s one of my favourites. I love this collection.
Rupi Kaur has the following on the back of the book, which is the best explanation of what she has done here:
A friend of my friend M’s recommended this book last weekend and at the time, I was happy I had ordered it. After reading it and re-reading much of if it, I have to say I’m more than happy. It will eventually join the section of my bookshelf where my favourite reads live (yes, this is a thing) but for now, milk and honey will live on my nightstand for moments when I want (or need) to experience the beauty of it again.
If it sounds like it’s your sort of thing or you just love beautiful poetry, please read it. And let me know what you think.
P.S. This is officially my love letter to this book.