It’s time for another book review. Whoop, whoop! this time it is for type of book that I’ve never reviewed before. A poetry book. So without further ado, here are my thoughts on Milk And Honey by Rupi Kaur!
I don’t usually read a lot of poetry. It just isn’t something that I really find myself reaching for. But Milk And Honey has been on my radar ever since it first came out. And I finally caved and got myself copy and I’m so glad that I did.
This collection is so much more than I thought that it would be. I didn’t really know much about this book before going into it. And I’m glad about that. It means that I had no expectations about it. I honestly think this is helped me to enjoy it that much more.
I loved how deep the poems in this collection are. they really packed a punch. Each poem had its own message and meaning. From politics to relationships, this collection had it all. I particularly loved how focused this book was on accepting and empowering yourself. I also enjoyed its exploration of love and relationships. but personally what I think this collection did best was the way that it tackled the hard topics. rape and abuse and mistreatment of women and races. It was just so brutally honest and unflinching. it was brave and beautifully done. I was so impressed by Kaur’s writing and ability to confront the big issues while managing to still produce beautiful and meaningful poems. Every poem in this collection is just so moving and impactful.
I will admit that I was taken a little by surprise by how graphic some of these poems were. I wasn’t expecting it. some of the poems really took me by surprise, particularly at the start. There were several poems that left me a little shocked to begin with as I just wasn’t expecting the content of them. They were graphic and very sexual and it just wasn’t what I was expecting for this collection. once I got used to this and came to expect it, I ended up really enjoying it. it was just so honest and such an accurate portrayal of sexuality and humanity. it’s one of those things that if you aren’t expecting it, it takes you by surprise a bit.
All in all, I am very glad that I have finally read this collection. It was so much more than I was expecting and I loved every page
4.5 out of 5
And there we have it my first poetry review. I will definitely be branching out and reading more poetry. I’m particularly interested in reading Rupi Kaur other collection ‘The Sun And Her Flowers’. Do you read poetry? Any collections I should check out? I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I’ll see you all again very soon