9/52: The Sun and Her Flowers


Kath's Bookshelf / Thursday, March 15th, 2018

I am aiming to read fifty-two books this year (which I am also documenting over on my Goodreads account) and, after it taking me two weeks to finish the eighth book of the year, it took me less than one day to read the ninth. I finished The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur last Friday and I’ve been itching to finally talk about it. This book of modern poetry was released about half a year ago and, upon closing Milk and Honey (the first book I read this year), I knew I had to order Kaur’s latest collection of wonderful words.

The Sun and Her Flowers creates a comparison between people and flowers; Kaur’s poems are broken down into the sections, “wilting,” “falling,” “rooting,” “rising” and “blooming.” As a reader we learn lessons from each process; from each essential part of being. Kaur has written yet another collection of poetry that poignantly tackles love, heartbreak, family, being a woman, immigration, sexual abuse and much more.

I became lost in her short poems that are hugged by longer, more chunky poems from the very first page. Kaur’s writing is addictive; I barely put the book down. When I did, I found my hands searching for it again; wanting to read the next poem that provides a significant punch as soon as the first line is painted. Kaur has a way of pouring out her heart and writing hard-hitting lines that will soon be rounded off with a moral that is uplifting, not unbelievable; promising, not unreachable.

Kaur is a genius at producing imperfect poetry that seems everything but imperfect. Her thoughts are tangible; even a one line poem creates a film-long story in a reader’s head. While I knew I’d be blown away with Kaur’s dedications to women, I was in love with her poems dedicated to her parents. To see a daughter’s love for her parents written down in rhymes and rhythm is something pretty special. If you loved Milk and Honey, you will cherish The Sun and Her Flowers.

I rate The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur as 5/5!

You can…

  • Buy the book on Amazon HERE!
  • Check out other reviews of this book on Goodreads HERE!
  • Read my review of the eighth book I’ve read this year HERE!

“she’s capable of anything she sets her mind to” – Rupi Kaur.

Love, Kath

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