Waiting On Wednesday – Rupi Kaur

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Now I know it’s Thursday, but I had a book review scheduled for yesterday.

So today I want to talk about how I excited I am for Rupi Kaur’s new poetry book!

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The Sun and Her Flowers is due to come out October 3rd of this month! I can’t wait to be able to get this book, I’m not sure yet if I will be able to buy it right away, but I will definitely be getting it from my library.

Goodreads Synopsis: 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

Find on Goodreads and Amazon.

About the Author: Rupi Kaur is a writer and artist based in Toronto, Canada. With a focus in poetry, she released her first book of prose and poems in November 2014. Throughout her poetry, photography, illustrations, and creative direction she engages with themes of femininity, love, loss, trauma, and healing. When she is not writing or creating art, she is travelling internationally to perform her spoken word poetry, as well as hosting writing workshops. You can find more of her work at www.rupikaur.com

 

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