Published: Andrews McMeel, 2015
My Rating: 4.5/5
“how is it so easy for you to be kind to people he asked milk and honey
dripped from my lips as I answered because people have not been kind to
The Huffington Post describes Rupi Kaur’s MILK AND HONEY as ‘the poetry collection every woman needs on her nightstand […]the honest poems read like the everyday, collective experiences of today’s modern woman.’ (2015) After reading this myself, I could not agree more.
Upon picking up MILK AND HONEY , I had the preconceived notion that this would be another collection of Tumblr-esque poetry – created to make money off young broken hearts.
Oh my goodness, was I wrong.
MILK AND HONEY is an awakening. It is the horror of the reality of familial love – and the lack there of. It is the joy of finding your other half and then watching them walk away. And finally, it i the reconciliation we all hope for – with ourselves.
Split into four parts, MILK AND HONEY deals he’d on with hurting, love, heartbreak, and healing. Kaur’s writing takes these bitter-sweet topics further – using her pen to convey the love and tragedy from her own life.
Kaur hits us where it hurts, and without shame. However, this pain becomes a blessing with every page turned.
I can easily say that I regret the assumptions I made about Rupi Kaur’s collection, and of anybody got this book right, it was the Huffington Post. Do yourself a favour, and pick this up. And for when you finish it and you’re sitting alone in bed, letting all the words sink in – you’re welcome.