Milk and Honey

img_6704img_6714img_6705img_6715‘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.’

Written by Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey is a collection of beautiful poems divided into small chapters; the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing. The chapters almost represent the different forms of purpose we have and the stages of life we may often find ourselves in. She also sensitively engages with the subjects of love, abuse, patriarchal power, loss, trauma, healing, and femininity.

After seeing several quotes and pages of this book online, I knew I had to buy it.

I fell in love with the words she so meaningfully placed on the page, the illustrations shown adjacent to them and more profoundly the delivery. It presents everything I want to create as a writer. It’s raw. Powerful. And incredibly moving.

It’s almost like Tumblr but in a book. But, here the author shares deep, sensitive issues and the journey of pain and struggle she has/had found herself in.

I’ve shared four examples (and some of my favourite) pieces she’s included within the book. I highly recommend buying it if you love reading, poetry or take an interest in writing, particularly expressional writing.

Happy reading.

Until next time,



16 thoughts on “Milk and Honey

  1. I love the quotes in this book and am waiting to buy her new book because she is an incredible writer. Love the review and the quotes you chose to add to your post!!!


  2. Loved this! I have been thinking about getting this book due to the many recommendations I’ve gotten about it. You make a great pitch as to why I would love this!


    1. It’s a great book to keep going back to when you want! You get a great sense of authenticity coming through within the short poems and it’s admirable. I’ll check yours out shortly x

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  3. I don’t normally read poetry but the bit you put up there was lovely also relatable! I gave you a follow, would appreciate one back! xx

    Sophia xo //


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