Milk and Honey

how is it so easy for you

to be kind to people he asked

milk and honey dripped

from my lips as i answered

cause people have not

been kind to me

First poem

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur is a book of poetry. I have only just really started to have an interest in poetry, and my friend recommended this book to me, and i fell in love with it instantly. It has four chapters: The hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing. The poems used were so relatable and every poem makes you realise you’re not alone in whatever you are feeling or going through.

“milk and honey is a collection of poetry about love, loss, trauma, abuse, healing and femininity. It’s divided into four chapters and each chapter serves a different purpose dealing with a different pain and heals a different heartache.

Milk and honey takes us through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere, if you are just willing to look.”

This book is the journey of suriving through poetry, this is the heart of Rupi Kaur, this is about the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing, this is the blood sweat tears, of twenty one years.

Many of you, like myself, will understand what it is like to be in a relationship, and go through a break up, you’ve found out that the person you once thought that you loved turned out to be someone completely different. Milk and Honey talks about what that is like in all sections of the book. It is so relatable to me about some past relationships I have been in. The love, loss and feminity portrayed in this book is so amazing and I couldn’t fault it at all. It has everyone I wanted, and things I didn’t even know I wanted from it.

Therefore, This gets 5 stars from me. It is so relatable and tells us so many things and for all those people who love poetry like I do, it is perfect for you. It allows you to take a journey through the hard times you’ve been through and to know you are not alone, but to also move on from them.

you split me open

in the most honest

way there is

to split a soul open

and forced me to write

at a time i was sure i

could not write again

Last Poem


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