The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers

eBook - 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.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2017
ISBN: 9781501175282
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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ruchiskhandelwal
Sep 09, 2019

quigley

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FallonSeidel
Aug 10, 2019

One of my favourite authors. Poems that many woman can relate to. Written in a way that is easy to read and feel. Beautifully illustrated. One to buy and read again and again <3

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jmli
Jul 21, 2019

After reading "milk and honey", I decided to give Rupi Kaur another chance with this one. There were some things I liked about "the sun and her flowers", but overall, it was a letdown. I really disliked the author's "style" (if I can even call it a "style"). The random spacing is absolutely meaningless and serves no purpose in enhancing the poetry. Many of the "poems" consist of sentences that just run on with random spacing. Also, it is such a waste of paper, with only one line on some pages. Rupi Kaur takes several ideas from "milk and honey", and some lines were literally copied and pasted into "the sun and her flowers".

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SCL_Elayna
Jul 11, 2019

Many criticize Kaur's poems as being surface level or as being superficial. However, I believe Kaur's poems resonate with so many people thanks to their simplicity in format and in language. This simplicity is where the emotion in her words can shine.

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PostModernGrrl
Jun 22, 2019

Sorry, I don't get it.
The best thing about Rupi Kaur's "poetry" books are a select few of the illustrations.
Reading each section is like being bludgeoned with the same topic (using the word: "theme" would be a stretch) over and over again just using different words.
Here, everything is on the surface, there is no subtext, no deeper meaning, no requirement on the reader's part to think or feel anything more than the obvious superficial text.
It's like the writer didn't have enough material to write about, so she just keeps rehashing the same topic or greivances over and over.
Some of the "poems" are even simple incomplete thoughts. The editor has some responsibility here.
Basically, Rupi Kaur is to poetry, what E.L. James is to literarture.

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carolwu96
Jun 15, 2019

A wonderful wonderful read! In my top 3 so far this year. I’m not usually one who goes and buys artsy books with few words, but her poems are wise and pithy, full of emotions that speak to me as a young woman/immigrant in Canada/ women’s rights advocate/ multicultural individual/ child of first generation immigrant parents, etc. I also wrote a few poems in response to stuff she wrote, which I will post some of on my Instagram @ RandomStuffIRead

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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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jmli
Jul 21, 2019

you break women in like shoes

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jmli
Jul 21, 2019

i think i just wanted something
was ready to give myself to something
i believed was bigger than myself
and when i saw someone
who could probably fit the part
i made it very much my intention
to make him my counterpart

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jmli
Jul 21, 2019

you ask
if we can still be friends
i explain how a honeybee
does not dream of kissing
the mouth of a flower
and then settle for its leaves

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jmli
Jul 21, 2019

the dandelions on the lawn
are rolling their eyes in disappointment
the grass has declared you yesterday's news

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jmli
Jul 21, 2019

i can still see our constructions hats lying
exactly where we left them
pylons unsure of what to guard
bulldozers gazing out for our return
the planks of wood stiff in their boxes
yearning to be nailed up
but neither of us goes back
to tell them it is over
in time
the bricks will grow tired of waiting and crumble
the cranes will droop their necks in sorrow
the shovels will rust
do you think flowers will grow here
when you and i are off
building something new
with someone else

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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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