The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers

Book - 2017
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"From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling 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."--
Publisher: Toronto :, Simon & Schuster Canada,, 2017
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition
ISBN: 9781501175268
Branch Call Number: ANF 819.16 KAU
Characteristics: 248 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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NavieGill
Mar 26, 2019

Rupi did a great job of putting serious and complex things into simple words. I feel like connected to most of them. She just poured out her heart in front of us. I loved how the little drawings are relatable to each of the poems. Would Definitely Recommend this book. Just Read it, you will love this poetry too :)

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KMJ_
Feb 25, 2019

Some of the poems are good, but a lot are not. Simply writing about serious topics doesn’t automatically mean it’s a good poem. There’s a lot more that needs to go into crafting a good poem. Nothing in here was particularly memorable.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 11, 2019

I felt very connected to this poetry

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singidunum_25
Jan 02, 2019

Original poetry that reflects on life, love, loss, pain, ugly and beautiful...Will touch your heart regardless of your age or gender.

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BohoBookDragon
Nov 03, 2018

Beautiful as always.

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summerforever
Oct 28, 2018

Beautiful.

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mclarjh
Aug 27, 2018

Simple, easy to read and understand "poetry"; for teenage girls.

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Linyarai
Jul 31, 2018

I thought this volume was just as good as her first one, I loved all of the poems and her writing style

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Brittannia_a
Jul 16, 2018

Of course my opinion is subjective, but nonetheless I am still entitled to one.

Sure, many people love Rupi Kaur's poetry because it's relatable and resonates with many; however, to call any of her poems revolutionary would be absolutely absurd. They resemble little fluffs of nothing and are pretty mediocre.

Check out my full review on Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2179343255?type=review#rating_172766892

LPL_ChloeM Jul 05, 2018

I actually was recommended this book after talking with my mentor about my break up (wow this got personal real quick) but I am SO glad that she showed me this book. I felt every poem I read, not even just because of my break up. It helped me come to terms with a lot of things and opened my eyes to a fact that should be quite obvious actually. I can't quite put it into the rights words, but I highly recommend reading this book. I am 100% certain that you will find at least one poem that you strongly resonate with, I found many and took pictures of them to remind myself of the importance of some of these things.

P.S. I took SO MANY pictures and I think that you should do the same!

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

we hadn’t touched yet
but we managed to travel in and out
of each other with our words
our limbs dizzying with enough electricity
to form half a sun

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

hand over everything in your name
for a ticket onto the boat
next to a hundred others like you
packed like sardines
you tell the woman beside you
_this boat is not strong enough to carry
this much sorrow to a shore
what does it matter_ she says
_if drowning is easier than staying_
how many people has this water drunk up
is it all one long cemetery
bodies buried without a country
perhaps the sea is your country
perhaps the boat sinks
because it is the only place that will take you

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

leaving her country
was not easy for my mother
i still catch her searching for it
in foreign films
and the international food aisle

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

i can’t wrap my head around the fact
that i have to convince half the world’s population
my body is not their bed

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

you must see no worth in yourself
if you find me worth less
after you’ve touched me

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

you left
and i wanted you still
yet i deserved someone
who was willing to stay

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Jul 31, 2018

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Jul 16, 2018

Brittannia_a thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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