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....
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Milk and Honey Reviews
To be simply put, this isn't a book meant to be loved or raved about. It is just meant to be read.
I feel as if the people giving it three stars or so went in expecting it to ravish them, thrill them but it was not meant for that. Why on earth would you seek something so much more from a book that was written so truthfully, with feelings so raw that the hurt and the bitterness and the sorrows behind the words will never dull?
This was her story. She isn't asking for you to judge if it's "exciting ...more
I really didn't know what to expect when I picked up Rupi Kaur's exquisite collection of poetry and prose. Poetry is often hit or miss with me—I totally appreciate it as an art form but sometimes I just don't get it. (I'm as creative as the next person, but sometimes my brain is tired and just wants to be told what something means rather than struggle to decode it. Sorry, I'm a Neanderthal.)
Milk and Honey is about happiness and despair, hurt and joy, love and sadness, and finding ...more
I get likes on this review daily and for a long time i've felt like a 3-star review was too generous so I lowered it to 2 today, which is more accurate in hindsight.
If I could sum up my thoughts about this book, it would just be, "Oh."
Honestly, very underwhelming. I'm not sure why people go crazy about this book and say it's gorgeous and it's their favorite book, because honestly, it's very plain. Some poems are just basic sentences with random skips that have no real point, the ...more
milk and honey tore through my analytical mind and burrowed deep into my ultra-sensitive soul. It slayed all my emotions, my feminist desires, and my love for vulnerable writing. I may not know a lot about poetry, but I do know a decent amount about feelings, and Rupi Kaur brought all my feelings tumbling out with this gorgeous collection of poems. She writes about love and loss, trauma, and femininity - subjects that I so happen to adore. In spare yet thorough language, she addresses what it fe ...more
When I was in college I used to cut quotes from magazines and tape them to my door. I would start in the center and by the end of the semester my door would be a work of art. I thought it an intense, dramatic representation of my feelings about love, beauty, and being defined by men (they were boys but I was too young to realize this then). This book reminds me of that. The cover is soft and black. It is a collection of thoughts that are not capitalized or punctuated. It is fragmented. It is hon ...more
Some people call this poetry. I call it a bunch of pretty quotes from Tumblr or Pinterest or other similar site.
The themes covered are incredibly relevant. And highly emotive which is probably why so many people connect with this collection.
But in my opinion there is a difference in saying/telling what you feel and in writing/showing what you feel. This was a bunch of very quotable quotes about subject matters that need to be explored, and put front and centre into the public mindset, but with ...more
I have never loved a collection of poetry more in my entire life.
2016 was a year of poetry for me. I read more poetry than I ever have before, I wrote more poetry than I knew I was capable of, and I even started performing poetry. Milk and Honey was one of the catalysts for this, written by an author from a town near me, of very similar age to me, powerful and raw, I enjoyed flipping through this and connecting to the poems and illustrations. I like that she shares her poetry online, that a huge part of why they're successful is because of how sharable they a ...more