‘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.
Until next time,