I don’t read poetry often. I’m not sure why and that probably knocks a few points off my English teacher grade, but I just don’t pick up much poetry. College seemed to be enough for me. Plus, I teach it to kids and sometimes kids can suck all the pleasure out of a text.
Just kidding, kids are wonderful.
Also wonderful? Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. So so so so wonderful. It was by total accident that I picked up this book while Chris and I were wondering a bookstore on a date night, but I’m so glad I did. Her words are ground-shaking and altering. The way she can tell such profoundly moving stories in just a few lines is almost magical.
The collect of poems is broken into four parts: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing. And Kaur takes us on a journey of love so familiar yet so new. I can only read so much at a time before I have to take a break because my mind and heart can’t take much more. It’s just so good and thoughtful.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur would make a great segue into poetry if you’re unsure or feel it’s not for you. It would also be a great read for someone who loves poetry and wants a little shake up. This is a book you’ll want to buy and read again and again–because each time something new will strike you and move you, it’s just that beautiful.