The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers

Book - 2017
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"From Rupi Kaur, 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. rupi kaur is the author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said - draw your heart out. rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. After completing her degree in rhetoric studies she published her first collection of poems. She continues to explore a variety of themes ranging from love. loss. trauma. healing. femininity. migration. revolution. Visit the author's website at"--Provided by publisher.
"Rupi Kaur was born in Punjab, India, to a Sikh family and emigrated with her parents to Toronto, Canada, when she was four years old. All of her work is written exclusively in lowercase, and the only punctuation used is the period. In the Gurmukhi script, there is only one case and only periods are used. She decided to write this way to honour her culture. She also says that she enjoys the equality of letters and that the style reflects her worldview.[2] Her written work is meant to be an experience that's easy to follow for the reader, with simple drawings to elevate her words"--From website.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon and Schuster, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781501175268
Characteristics: 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm


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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.

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.

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

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 :)

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.

Feb 11, 2019

I felt very connected to this poetry

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.

Nov 03, 2018

Beautiful as always.

Oct 28, 2018


Aug 27, 2018

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

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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

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

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

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

Nov 19, 2018

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

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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