Milk and Honey
Written by Rupi Kaur
Published November, 2014 by Createspace
Genre: Poetry, Feminism
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. 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
I think there isn’t enough language in English to explain my love for this book. The make me feel like I was drowning and drowning each I turn the page. It was painful, so painful that I have to take reading breaks to indulge with suffocating words and yet manipulated by her stunning conscious voice.
I don’t know much about this author but I believe her to be very intelligent and brave. Her thoughts are raw and real and deep down every woman knows is true.
The book is divided into four sections: the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing
The hurting shocked me; it depicts the author’s experiences with sexual assault and the struggles of overcoming family issues. I didn’t realize what subject matter was going to be when I began reading. My attention was captures and I couldn’t help thinking of the abuse of the writer how it eventually lead to the words I was reading on the page
The loving; is a more uplifting read. The poems are sweet and idealistic. It was welcome and it proved that even if you have experienced hurt, you can still find love in all its forms.
The breaking; brought us again to Kaur’s darker place in life. Any girl that has endured a break up could find a relatable poem in this section. I realized how they worked as solace for the writer, but also for the reader who might be in need of some quiet, well-chosen words to bring them out of heartbreak.
The healing is probably my favorite section. The poems empowered to embrace themselves and to value who they are regardless of what they have endured in life. This section was the most inspirational and motivational.
I love it! I love Milk and Honey. It was simply stunning! Rupi Kaur, Thank you for your words that can enlighten a lot of people. Thank you for writing such an amazing book. And I highly recommend that every woman should read this book.