Book Club: Milk and Honey
I'm sure everyone and their mothers have read this book of poems by Rupi Kauer and I am late to the game but I wanted to share some of my thoughts on Milk and Honey anyway because I recently read Kauer's newest book, The Sun and Her Flowers so here I am.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kauer
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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Who hasn't seen the very Instagrammable pages of Milk and Honey before on social media? This collection of poetry is beautifully elegant, powerful, and raw. I saw myself in each one of these poems and I felt like I was being hugged by the words. 'It's okay,' the words seem to say, 'I've been there too!'
It's hard to review poetry because poems are so personal and each one of them were incredibly personal and tender in their own way. I saw a lot of mixed reviews and a lot of people said that Milk and Honey was underwhelming. I can completely see where those views were coming from and upon my first reading, I agreed. It wasn't until my second (slower) read-through that I started to appreciate the poetry. Allow me to share a few of my favorites with you guys:
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