“I will never understand why you held me if you were afraid of warmth. You should have known I was a fire.” – Rupi Kaur
I just purchased my own copy of “Milk and Honey” Rupi Kaur’s first book of poetry. From her website,
“Rupi Kaur’s first book “milk and honey” is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. Split into four chapters, 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 read through this book at breakneck speed. Next time I will stop and savor each word. An easy task, since most of her poems are short and sweet, taking you a moment or two to realize their full intensity.
Her artwork is minimal and beautiful as well.
I intend to read this book over and over. And over.