milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers 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....
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Milk and Honey Reviews
I read this in a bookshop. I wanted to give it zero stars. It's not poetry. It's shamefully derivitive and doesn't employ any poetic devices except for the most cliched - and not to positive effect. Random line breaks and sentence fragments are used because it is what is expected of a poem, but the author doesn't seem to understand that in poetry, these serve a purpose and must contribute to the poem's larger meaning. The allusions and metaphors are misplaced and nonsensical. "Milk and honey" is ...more
When I was in college I used to cut quotes from magazines and tape them to my door. I would start in the center and by the end of the semester my door would be a work of art. I thought it an intense, dramatic representation of my feelings about love, beauty, and being defined by men (they were boys but I was too young to realize this then). This book reminds me of that. The cover is soft and black. It is a collection of thoughts that are not capitalized or punctuated. It is fragmented. It is hon ...more
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose.
It’s difficult trying to review this because every poem is extremely personal, tender and exquisite in its own way.
So I decided to feature some of my favorite ones:
“you tell me to quiet down cause
my opinions make me less beautiful
but i was not made with a fire in my belly
so i could be p ...more
"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."
What an amazing sad little book.
Milk and honey is a collection of poems about different subjects. The author zooms in on love, in particular, heartbreak, for most of the book, but other subjects, such as abuse and femininity, are also discussed.
Rupi Kaur can write poetry like no other. She makes everything personal and sad and her words are for he ...more
This was good, not great. Maybe I expected more because this has been recommended so much.
It is split into 4 parts (the hurting, the loving, the breaking & the healing)
The hurting section was great. There was a lot about negative fatherly figures that was easy for me to relate to. I didn't really enjoy the loving section. I don't get much out of poems about falling in love so this part was just meh. The breaking was underwhelming. A lot of repeating the same basic thought "you don't need a ...more
Seriously, some of them I was like, I love this! But I didn't view them as poems. They're more like simple quotes. But I get that this is a kind of poetry and people love it, but to me it's just not anything special.
2 stars for the beautiful thoughts.
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Consider this line from Milk and Honey:
“you might not have been ...more
While Rupi Kaur seems very passionate and while I agree with her politics, content, and message, that doesn't make this writing very good. Some of the poems are excellent and will draw you in, but mainly, they are very overrated in terms of pure quality. I see why her poems are popular, but not why she's considered a 'great' or 'brilliant' writer. She's addressing universal themes, but she doesn't do so in an especially artful/skilled way. I'd say if you aren't a big fan of poetry, this book cou ...more