I heard about Rupi Kaur's poetry through Instagram and so I thought what a better platform to praise her book than the very platform that introduced me to it. What I love the most is how she expresses her most intimate feelings, pain, love and suffering through a simpler language and beautiful sketches. Almost anyone could decipher the feeling.
For the longest time I had been postponing getting a hand on this book, until @oursharedshelf put this up as the book of the month for jul/aug and I had myself thinking, what a better time, than to start now! I must admit that these verses leave a lot of unspoken feelings to be felt , so brace yourself!!
This book has such a beautiful and insightful collection of verses. Reading this has been a Felt experience.
milk and honey by rupi kaur is Our Shared Shelf's July/August book choice. Definitely a must read and one you may end up keeping on your nightstand to re-read for inspiration. The book is a collection of poetry that deals with love, loss, trauma, abuse, healing, and femininity. I didn't know if I would like it because I don't read poetry often. Maybe it's the struggle I had understanding some poetry in school that I tended to turn away from it. After reading milk and honey, I realized I was wrong turning away from poetry. I loved book and intend to read rupi kaur's other book the sun and her flowers. There are so many great quotes from the book. It's hard to choose just one. Here is a quote from the healing chapter. most importantly love like it's the only thing you know how at the end of the day all this means nothing this page where you're sitting your degree your job the money nothing even matters except love and human connection who you loved and how deeply you loved them how you touched the people around you and how much you gave them-rupi kaur #oursharedshelf#milkandhoney#julyaugust#rupikaur#poetry#emmawatson#bookclub#bookworm@rupikaur_@oursharedshelf
Throughout July and August the featured book on Our Shared Shelf is Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. We will be sharing some of her wonderful work with you here and encourage you to consider posting your own poem in the comments section if you feel comfortable doing so.
❝i want to apologize to all the women
i have called pretty
before i've called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as thought
something as simple as what you're born with
is the most you have to be proud of when your
spirit has crushed mountains
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient or you are extraordinary
not because i don't think you're pretty
but because you are so much more than that❞
☆Jul/Aug @oursharedshelf reading is Milk and Honey by @rupikaur_ and I think everyone should read it at least once. Both women and men. We all need to hear those words of healing and love and strength. We need them because we are fragile -is our human condition- and so we can learn to be kind and gentle with others and with ourselves. This is so important.
Thank you @emmawatson for your choice. #oursharedshelf#milkandhoney#booklover#feministfriday
Amazing interview between 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' author Reni Eddo-Lodge and 'The Hate U Give' author Angie Thomas for Our Shared Shelf. Here is s snippet called 'Monstered in the press' you can catch the whole thing at goodreads.com/oursharedshelf
Well said #Repost@smileylymie ・・・
Jul/Aug @oursharedshelf book Rupi Kaur’s wholehearted first book "Milk & Honey",is the poetry collection I feel every woman needs on her nightstand or coffee table. Accompanied by her own beautifully simply sketches, the honest poems read like the everyday, collective experiences of today’s modern woman. She experiences love, loss, pain and healing in different chapters of her life. Sometimes she feels as though she has shattered in a million pieces but eventually, she finds strength after picking up the pieces and ultimately, surviving. Reading the book, is like getting the hug you need on a rainy day, the catharsis you crave after a tragedy, and the understanding you desire, when no one understands" ~ This "classic" will remain a favorite of mine, always #oursharedshelf#milkandhoney#smileylymie