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,

Fyza.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. I loved the examples you showed and your opening paragraph. I’m now intrigued and will need to look into this more … thank you!

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    1. Faye says:

      Thank you! It really is a lovely book! Thank you once again, for reading this short post and yet taking a moment to comment x

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  2. aimsxoxx says:

    I’ve heard so many mixed reviews about this book but it’s so lovely I think I’m very tempted to buy it now xo

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    1. Faye says:

      It’s actually such a lovely book, I’d defo recommend it! 🙂 xo

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  3. Ashiana says:

    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!!!

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    1. Faye says:

      The books is really moving and nice to pick up on the go because most (all) poems are short! Ah I found the ones I shared were my favourite in the collection too!

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  4. lexxspeaksblog says:

    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!

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    1. Faye says:

      Definitely get it! If such a lovely read! And thank you so much x

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  5. I recently read Milk & Honey as well, and quite liked it. It was very raw and heartfelt. I think at some point most anyone can relate to it.
    I have a small review up on my blog as well. if you fancy a read.

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    1. Faye says:

      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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  6. I want to get this book so badly, heard so many good things about it and read some beautiful excerpts, it’s deffo on the top of my wish list!
    Alice Xx

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  7. sophiaaxo says:

    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 // sophiaaaxo.com

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    1. FyzaZubs says:

      I think it’s the kind of book that anyone can enjoy because the poems are short. Thank you! I’ve followed back xx

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      1. sophiaaxo says:

        I get what you mean. Maybe I should give it a go. thank you xx

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  8. I usually never read poetry, but I’ve already heard so much about this book that I’m starting to feel like I really should pick this one up and give it a shot.
    Thanks for the review! 🙂

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    1. FyzaZubs says:

      It’s definitely worth getting I think. The simplicity, yet detail to some poems are amazing! Thank you xo

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