Okay, before I get started, I just want to put out a quick disclaimer. Not all of my recommendations will be for everyone, they’re just what I’ve liked. I say this because this next book I’m recommending has been the butt of jokes on Twitter, but believe it or not – I found the beauty in it so I thought to share.
The second book of the series is…
Milk and Honey (click the image to purchase)
Milk and Honey is a book written by Punjabi-Canadian poet, Rupi Kaur. It has a bunch of short yet powerful poems accompanied by rough sketches to personify them.
Succinct yet compelling — Kaur touches on the struggles of coming from a South-Asian background, being a woman and what it’s like to fall under both categories in society.
The book is broken down into four parts: the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing.
Personally, I read this at a low point in my life where I wasn’t feeling the greatest. This book went above and beyond for me. I genuinely felt like the poems spoke to me, which was perfect. Because it meant that I felt the hurting, the loving, the breaking and by the end of it — the healing.
It allowed me to find a newfound strength and also a newfound love for poetry.
If you’re unsure of whether poetry is for you or not, give it a read. If you’re unsure of how to put the magnanimous amount of feelings you have inside of you into words, give it a read. If you just need to feel empowered and reassured, give it a read.
I tried to lend this book to practically anyone who would read it because that’s how much I wanted to get the word out. Kaur is a lovely poet and her poems although simple, are compelling.
If you’re not sure if this book is for you, head to Kaur’s Instagram to read a few poems and catch a snippet of the book.