From the book:
“you must enter a relationship
before anyone else”
-Rupi Kaur, Milk & Honey
Thanks for joining in on this week’s book review of Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur. I had saw this book on the Amazon best seller and then again in Target and thought it would be a good idea to check it out.
My first impression of the work left me with a sense that life is a journey and sometimes the best way to cope is to do what you love. Kaur chose to write to deal with trauma and experiences in her life as many poets do. As a poet, Kaur took me on a journey whether short or long. The shorter one’s left me wanting more in which most of the book did. Most free verse poetry takes the reader on a journey and in the writers words one can tell where the pauses are and so forth before moving on. I questioned whether some of the poems were complete because there was hardly any punctuation in the book other than in the prose. Some of the poems reminded me of things that I’d been hearing throughout life and were sentences separated by the word enter or just line breaks. I could relate to some of the poems but I still wanted there to be more.
Aside from that, I thought the poems were okay. There were similar themes in each chapter. The graphics added a nice touch to some of the poems. This is definitely not a kid friendly poetry book. Some of the poems were explicit in nature. In the words, the author displays how people stay with people who hurt them, love those who leave and have to learn to love themselves. If you can get past how short most of the pieces are, there is a story that brings the whole book together about survival.
2 1/2 Stars I thought the book was okay. I recommend this book to anyone who likes Haiku’s possibly or short poetry.
Peace & Love
This book can be purchased here: http://a.co/0Gqkwra