in order to bloom’
Rupi Kaur is a bestselling author and illustrator. Her first collection of poetry, Milk and Honey, was published in 2015 and has become an international bestseller having sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. It has also been translated into 23 languages. The Sun and Her Flowers is Kaur’s long-awaited second collection of poetry.
I read Milk and Honey in 2017 and loved it. I find Kaur’s poetry to be raw, honest and relatable. It somehow feels that she is perfectly crafting your own experiences, thoughts and feelings into poetry.
The feelings I have for Kaur’s first collection of poetry remain the same for her second. The Sun and Her Flowers is another excellent collection with poems that take you on a journey. Kaur writes about her life and her experiences which is interesting as some poems feel like a biography. Yet she also manages to remain relatable to a wide audience with some poems feeling like your own thoughts. In this collection Kaur explores a variety of topics from grief to love to empowerment.
I would definitely recommend this book. Kaur’s poetry is accessible to everyone and if you have not already read it, I really recommend her first collection too.
This book is perfect to sit on your bedside table for you to read a few poems each night.
The Sun and Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur, illustrated by Rupi Kaur, first published in Great Britain by Simon&Schuster in 2017, RRP £12.99, ISBN 978-1-4711-6582-5