After buying several poetry books, Amazon kept recommending me milk and honey by Rupi Kaur.
This book of poetry was split into four sections: the hurting, the loving, the breaking; the healing. And though Amazon does give it high ratings, the poetry felt a little…lackluster to me. Maybe because it’s very simple and short and there’s a lot of it about the same things. The poetry doesn’t often have titles and only a few lines per stanza, and very few stanzas, and few words per stanza. There is a sort of beauty to the simplicity, but I just like more to poetry. *shrug* That’s my opinion.
Despite this, there were several poems I identified with. Each section tackles relationships- familial, romantic, and personal- and the author’s relationship to themselves and their writing.
A lot of these poems reflect on insecurity and loneliness, redefining life, and finding yourself.
I’d seen this poem before, on tumblr somewhere, applied to UMY Troffy and GC.
Sorry the picture quality’s so crappy on these.
These last few poems are probably my favorite from the collection.
If this sounds like your kind of thing, do be aware that the first couple sections of the book tackle abuse/assault/non-con situations.