Published: November 4, 2014
Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose written by Rupi Kaur, who is originally from India but lives in Ontario, Canada. It is about the experience of violence,abuse, love, heartbreak and loss, insight, and femininity. Although the ideas or maybe personal experiences she has written about are universal themes, they are important. The author takes the reader on 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 was not my cup of tea and that’s probably not fair coming from me.you see I wrote poetry long ago when a Senior in High School through my Freshman year in college. The poems I wrote never rhymed and reflected feeling invisible and wanting someone to love me, then finding first love and losing it. It’s dark and sometimes “psychedelic” (It was the 60’s after all.) Maybe next year I’ll add a page entitled In My Words and post some of them.
Anyway, I was not really impressed, it seems I’ve heard it all before, but that’s just me.