Title: The sun and her flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher + date: October 3rd 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
“i have survived far too much to go quietly
let a meteor take me
call the thunder for backup
my death will be grand
the land will crack
the sun will eat itself
– the day I leave”
From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring 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.
What I think of it
Ever since Milk and Honey I’ve been quite a fan of Rupi.
The sun and her flowers has some great poetry work of her again, this time mostly about where we come from, our emotions and suffering and immigrants.
I did love the fact that there were longer poems that took a couple of pages and also had a deeper meaning. The illustrations were absolutely wonderful as always, yet some of them reminded me of some in her previous book. I also noticed that a couple of her poems from the previous book were in this one too which got me a bit disappointed.
Although I loved The sun and her flowers I could only rate it 4 stars as I loved her previous book more, it spoke to me more than this one.