milk and honey

After buying several poetry books, Amazon kept recommending me milk and honey by Rupi Kaur.

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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.

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A lot of these poems reflect on insecurity and loneliness, redefining life, and finding yourself.

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I’d seen this poem before, on tumblr somewhere, applied to UMY Troffy and GC.

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Sorry the picture quality’s so crappy on these.

These last few poems are probably my favorite from the collection.

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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.

 

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