[Book Review] The Sun and Her Flowers

Title: The Sun and Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Pages: 256
Genre: Poetry, Non-fiction, Slice of Life
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A lovely book of poetry paired with the most detailed line work. Rupi Kaur pours her heart out for all women to see in this collection of poems. There are many subjects discussed from feminism to love to break ups we see it all. There are definitely some triggers for sexual abuse in this and some other hard hitting subjects so be warned.

Oh No’s

The middle poems found in this collection seem to be quite random. The first and last sections were very concise in the themes that they covered but the middle was everywhere. I feel these were poems the author had written but couldn’t fit anywhere but here.

Yay’s

A book written with the female at the heart and soul. This collection displays intricate drawings of our womanhood and the fulfilling life hidden inside us all. What an inspiration these stories and pictures were. The stories found hidden in these words brought me happiness and sadness.

Finally,

I loved this poetry collection so much. I don’t actively read poetry but I’m open to reading anything and lately I have very much been enjoying these. If you have any other poetry collections to suggest, I’m all ears!

The other poetry novel this reminded me of was My Soul Is A River by Nikita Gill.

Favorite Poems

“i hear a thousand kind words about me

and it makes no difference

yet i hear one insult

and all confidence shatters”

-focusing on the negative

.

“god must have kneaded you and i

from the same dough

rolled us out as one on the baking sheet

must have suddenly realized

how unfair it was

to put that much magic in one person

and sadly split that dough in two…”

-our souls are mirrors

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-PM

5 Comments Add yours

  1. amysreadingnook says:

    I have this poetry collection on my shelf and can’t wait to read it, loved your take on it, and that last poem is beautiful!

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    1. The last poem isn’t even the whole poem! 😍 I really loves it and may purchase a physical copy. I somehow obtained an ebook version of it

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      1. amysreadingnook says:

        Ohh I didn’t even know it was available as an ebook! I have the hardcover edition of it because it’s mustard and I have a thing for mustard! You’ve honestly inspired me to pick it up and read some of it now!! 💛

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  2. I really need to read more poetry! There is so much poetry out there and I’ve not even read one this year yet. Need to definitely change that as soon as possible. The last passage you shared was especially great for me because the dough metaphor really made me smile and nod. Are there any more poetry books you could recommend? Thank you for sharing! c:

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    1. I’m in the same boat you are! I never read poetry but this one was so so good! The only other poetry book I’ve read is My Soul is a River!

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