The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
What It’s About:
The sun and her flowers, is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.rupikaur.com
This is going to be a short review. I don’t think poetry books are really my thing. I’m so used to the format of novels that I struggled to get through this book. I’ll admit that I skimmed through alot of it. I also read this on my Kindle which didn’t seem to give the same impact as a print copy because the words and drawings didn’t have the same layout. Maybe it would have been better if I had changed my page settings to have two pages side by side. Also, with the eBook you can’t really flip as easily to a section or poem that you are interested in as you would a print copy.
There were a few poems in the second section that talked about her experience of being raped and the after effects that were very thought provoking. I’ve never been through anything like that, but Rupi was able to bring all her emotions to life through her words. Once the book moves towards poems of healing, acceptance, and love in different forms, I started to enjoy reading the poems. The poems about self love and appreciating your body resonated with me because I’ve been dealing with those issues ever since my body changed after having a baby. Towards the end, there were also some really sweet poems about her parents where Rupi talks about her love and admiration for her mother and father.
As I’m writing this review, I’ve listening to her TEDx Talk where she performed some of her poetry from this book and it’s almost hypnotizing the way she uses her voice and body to speak. I didn’t realize that she did so many poetry readings and performances. I think I might try to get her poetry on audio because the way she reads her poems is completely different than how I read them.