Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey has been all over my Instagram feed over the past couple of months and just yesterday I decided to finally take a look and experience it for myself.

I am not usually a big fan of poetry, perhaps because I have not found the right fit for me, or I have not felt the need to read poetry outside of school, but I am so glad that I read this beautiful book.

Now, in my opinion, this is not for everyone. This is a narrative about violence, survival and healing from the pain that you inflict upon yourself and that has been inflicted on you. If you have been through trauma you might find some parts of this book triggering and that might not be worth it for you. I am glad I kept reading because this collection of poems tells one heartbreaking and beautiful story and I found it to be incredibly empowering.

The book is divided into few sections – the hurting, the loving, the breaking, the healing, and a letter. It is a combination of poetry (predominantly very short poems, mixed with few stories that were written as if the author is texting you.) It is in an incredibly intimate piece of art and it speaks of heartbreak, of self-love and loving others, of how you heal after you’ve dealt with trauma and heartbreak and it concludes with a very touching letter from the author to the reader.

The book gave me goosebumps, made me smile and drove me to tears. As I said, I think it is incredibly intimate and definitely not for everyone.

Personally, as soon as I finished it I added it to my all-time favorites and I would recommend you give it a look-through to see if it’s your cup of tea.

Find the book here, here and here .

 

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

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3 thoughts on “Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur”

  1. I had stumbled across another review of this a few weeks ago and I am glad to see that it is worth vouching for by multiple reviewers. I think there is something to be said for confronting what causes us pain rather than shirking away from it, though I know that isn’t always true for everyone. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. I agree that we should speak about what causes us pain and with works of art like this (and not only), as consumers we should share our experience with the work of art and warn for potential triggers, because not everyone’s experience can be the same. Thank you!

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