The Sun and Her Flowers – By Rupi Kaur

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Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

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I am so happy that I was able to read The Sun and Her Flowers this year! There was such a huge waiting list for it at my library I was shocked to have gotten it last month.

Rupi Kaur has such a lovely, simple style of poetry. Her poems are easy to read and understand, and I’ve found her style to just be very refreshing. I also love the drawings that accompany this volume. As always her poetry is very feminist, very honest about life and sex and relationships. And this is very easy to relate too.

Here are some of my favorite lines:

in order to fall asleep/i have to imagine your body/crooked behind mine/spoon ladled into spoon/till i can hear your breath/i have to recite your name/till you answer and/we have a conversation/only then/can my mind/drift off to sleep.

 

tell them i was the/warmest place you knew/and you turned me cold.

I gave this collection four stars on Goodreads.

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