My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟.75
Milk and honey’ is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. ‘milk and honey’ takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
I’m not sure how to review a book when I didn’t jot down any thoughts I had. Also, I didn’t really have many thoughts and I had cataloged the few I had in my head but they’re already in my brain’s recycle bin.
I don’t read poetry often. The only poetry book I’d read before Milk and Honey was The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (and it was so good!). It made me want to read more poetry collections and I liked the idea. A few days ago, a library asked me if I wanted to keep any book, and when I went there I realized I didn’t have much of a choice because I had to pick between a Durjoy Dutta book with a weird-ass name and Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, and I chose Rupi Kaur, of course!
It was short, and the blurb said it was about femininity and other important subjects. So I decided to read it. I started this book on Sunday and was able to finish it in about one hour or something, which is a plus because I always try to find short books.
The book does talk about important issues, and I’m really glad it says it in a way people find easy to comprehend. It touches upon a few subjects that are personal to me, and that’s probably why I liked it more. I think it was pretty powerful and the poems were meaningful.
However, I do think that the poetry in this book is not for everyone. Some people are critical of it, but it was definitely for me. I think I’ll enjoy more of Instapoetry.
All in all, it was really quick and interesting. If you like Instapoetry, you’ll love this one.
Do you guys read poetry? What do you think of Instapoetry? Have you read Milk and Honey? Let’s talk in the comments.
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