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The Sun and Her Flowers Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Rupi sees her work as an articulation of this vision. She’s an eternal artist. At the age of five, her mother handed her a paintbrush and said, “draw your heart out.” At seventeen, she happened upon a local open mic night where she performed her first spoken word poem. She fell in love with performance poetry that night. Rupi continued performing across Canada, while building a community of readers and poetry enthusiasts. While studying at the University of Waterloo, Rupi wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first collection, milk and honey. In the years since, milk and honey has become an international phenomenon. It’s sold over 3 million copies, been translated into more than 35 languages, and landed as a #1 New York Times bestseller—where it has spent more than 100 consecutive weeks.
Rupi explores a variety of themes in her work ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution. She’s a storyteller and chronicler—a repository of community and history. There’s a simplicity and nuance to her work that has found a home in the hearts of millions. This magic is captured in her stage performances, which are magnetic musical interactions of poetry, art, and theater. Rupi's long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, was published in 2017 and debuted as a #1 global bestseller. Within the first three months it sold a million copies and was embraced by readers worldwide. She’s a Forbes 30 under 30, an editor of the 2016 Mays Literary Anthology of New Writing from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and one of BBC’s 100 Women. Rupi hopes to continue her artistic exploration through art and poetry—searching for ways to understand and articulate. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- File Size : 31197 KB
- Print Length : 248 pages
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- Publisher : Simon & Schuster UK (3 October 2017)
- ASIN : B073PFFJQ8
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #27,579 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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and it makes no difference
yet I hear one insult
and all confidence shatters"
In the midst of reading this book I was in tears. I hate to accept how true she is, the way she portrays our society. Her writing is so simple yet provoking. It will alert your senses for sure.
This is my first Poetry book I have read, after my schooling.so I was a bit apprehensive about reading poetry that has me reaching for a dictionary and where the teacher used to break down sentences while you were in a school. Luckily that wasn’t the case here as her poems are so simple that it leaves an indelible impression on your soul.
“trust your body
it reacts to right and wrong
better than your mind does”-Rupi Kaur
“I do not need the kind of love
That is draining
I want someone
Who energises me “ – Rupi Kaur
I read this book in Jan,but I couldn’t bring myself to write a review as I was speechless as to how some one can convey so much in a mere sentences still trumps me. No wonder Ms kaur has Million followers on Instagram Account.
This amazing book of poems takes the reader through 5 different stages people go through before they bloom into their highest version of themselves,such as Wilting,falling,to take root,rise and blooming ..just like flowers…there are others poems about the one,the right kind of love and what love looks like etc that will leave you dumbstruck and in awe of Rupi Kaur.
The layout of the book is simple and her own illustrations add more depth to her poems. Advice to my fellow readers:please buy print version bcz you need to catch your breath after being hit by such profound words….and reading print book gives you time to reflect and let those words sink into your pyche and let your mind wander and wonder. Poetry was the only genre missing in my reading list & thanks to Rupi I seem to have fallen in love with poetry and hopefully this will effect my reading choices in future too.
This was the first book I read in 2018 and it was such a beautiful way to start new year I guess.
Do read this book of poems that will touch your soul and also heal and nourish a part of your soul that only beautiful poetry can fill.
Read it ,it will heal your wounds.
Amazon: keep up the good work guys I got my copy on the next day itself…(prime benefits)
I loved the book...Some poems are so good that my eyes swarmed with tears.. ❤ illustrations only add to the beauty and depth of the book.. book is very efficiently divided into chapters.. it is like that first you remember your wounds and then you remember that you have/can/will heal. Highly recommend it.
I have attached two pictures of the book in my review
My suggestion would be to read Rupi’s books slowly and absorb the emotional depth of her poems. Along with the writings, do not forget to appreciate her simple illustrations which are exquisitely linked to the essence of her poetry. I highly recommend this poetry book to everyone and specially to the ones who want to start reading poetry. The poems are simple sentences broken up with spaces making it an easy read. Her writings are so relatable and strong especially for Indians and Indian nationals who have moved to other countries.
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Kaur divides her collection into themes, structuring it in the form of a journey from pain and abuse to growth and overcoming what we have faced; The poems are very much a means to suggest methods of self-discovery to encourage women to challenge societal expectations and have self-worth. I really liked that she celebratory women, included her own hand-drawn illustrations (some of which were a bit weird!) and shared her own story with the reader; if you’ve been through any of the things she has I think you’ll find at least a handful of poems which especially resonate with you. I particularly enjoyed the latter part of this book which began to discuss aging, death and what we leave behind.
The Sun and Her Flowers is undoubtedly impactful, but it does feel like a re-read rather than something with a different approach from what we’ve already seen. I struggled with exactly the same issues as the last book, namely that her tone can be a little condescending and that her execution of ideas is sometimes isolating for the reader – I prefer to work out the meaning of a poem or take from it what I needed rather than it being blunt and forceful.
I’m not sure if I’ll read anymore of Rupi Kaur’s future work without an assurance that it offers something different. Because whilst I liked it, what I’m looking for is a poetry collection in which each book along that shelf contains something specific I might need, rather than multiple which can do the same job.
If you're struggling with similar issues or just want to read a well written poetry book then pick this up!!!