Milk and HoneyBook - 2015
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BostonPL_TeenLists Jan 20, 2021
Presents poems that deal with the bitter aspects of love, loss, abuse, violence, and trauma, and celebrates the unstoppable power of grace, healing, and feminine strength.
Poems about surviving the difficult moments in life and even finding ways to thrive and find joy and healing.
Format: poetry. Rupi Kaur's poems -- originally posted on Instagram -- touch on surviving abuse, violence, and loss while celebrating love and femininity.
The first collection of poetry from Instagram sensation, Kaur. She is one of a new generation of poets publishing verse primarily on social media and is currently one of the most popular poets in America.
BostonPL_LauraB Oct 07, 2017
I do not know much about poetry, but this collection had some very beautiful lines in it. I'll share the ones that stuck out to me:
i do not want to have you
to fill the empty parts of me
i want to be full on my own
i want to be so complete
i could could light a whole city
i wa... Read More »
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by the time i am born i have already survived the first battle of my life. against female feticide. i am one of the lucky ones who has been allowed to live. we are taught our bodies are not our property. you will do with them as your parents wish until they pass the property onto your husband and his family.
my heart woke me crying last night
_how can i help_ i begged
my heart said
_write the book_
when my mother says i deserve better
i snap to your defense out of habit
_he still loves me_ i shout
she looks at me with defeated eyes
the way a parent looks at their child
when they know this is the type of pain
even they can’t fix
this is where you must
understand the difference
between want and need
you may want that boy
but you certainly
don’t need him
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this book is a great book, it makes you realize so much , it makes you feel the pain after a breakup and shows you how to heal after it and its all in poems I would recommend it , the moral to the book, is being able to go through your problems.
This book of poems is divided into four "the hurting" useful for women going through problems with abuse/sexual assault.
"the loving" describing her first boyfriend it seems
"The breaking " describing the break up. Super whiney and emotional section.
"the healing" about finding herself and coming to grips with the fact that she has been a whiney B the last 3 sections.