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The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

By Pamelascott

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honouring one's roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.


[this is the recipe of life / said my mother / as she held me in her arms as i wept / think of those flowers you plant / in the garden each year / they will teach you / that people too / must wilt / fall / root / rise / in order to bloom]


(Andrews McMeel Publishing, 3 October 2017, borrowed from my library)



This is the second collection by the poet that I've read.

I loved The Sun and Her Flowers.

The poems in this collection are, for the most part, very short. They manage to pack quite an emotional punch considering how few lines are used. There is a skill in writing poetry, especially short ones. I was impressed by how intense and emotional some of the pieces are.

The Sun and Her Flowers contains a few longer poems as well. These are excellent but I particularly enjoyed the shorter ones.

Many of the poems are illustrated. The illustrations are really good and emphasise the emotional impact of the poems. The illustrations tend to be used for the shorter pieces.

The Sun and Her Flowers is a pleasure to read.

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

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