[REVIEW] Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

milk and honey


milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look

Published November 4, 2014, by Createspace

“i am a museum full of art

but you had your eyes shut”

RATING: 4.5/5

I always adored poetry. They give me these feels that novels I read cannot give. They are deep and so full of meaning. Even with just a few words, they can already convey a very powerful message.

My favourite kind of poetry are short ones, and I think Milk and Honey is the one for me. There were a number of long ones, yes, but it wasn’t bothering. The writing was so beautiful and easy to interpret. My only issue was there were some pieces that were not unique, meaning, the way they were wrote were cliché. All in all, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

The topics the poet tackles were much relatable and there were some that might be triggering to those who experienced violence, such as abuse and rape. It also included family, sex, race, marriage (usually, failing ones), and femininity. Mostly, femininity.

The poet was really endorsing what women can do. And she was doing a great job at that.

There was a part where the poet gives an advice to young poets. That advice sparked something inside me, inspiring me to write poems! I now have something in mind and I can’t wait to put them on paper and show them to people!

If you want raw and powerful, this poetry book is perfect for you! I recommend this to all!


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