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 RupiKaur.com"--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 wikipedia.org 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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CMLibrary_bturner Apr 11, 2018

As a huge fan of poetry, I thought Rupi Kaur's poetry book was absolutely amazing! It made me feel like I was going through the emotions of heartbreak, letting go, trauma, finding yourself again, rebuilding yourself, and loving yourself all in one poetry book. It really leaves you thinking about the moments she brings up, even after you've finished. Definitely recommended!

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EarleneGlasgow
Mar 27, 2018

Poems with themes of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming.
Poems that speak on trauma, immigration, love, and renewal.

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Luv2reed2
Feb 24, 2018

Rupi Kaur did not disappoint. This second book is every bit as intriguing, inspiring and thought-provoking as her first effort "Milk and Honey". It is a rare book that keeps you thinking about what's really important - long after you've finished reading it. These books should find a permanent place in every library, and referred to frequently. Excellent work.

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joua_0
Feb 04, 2018

A beautiful book that taught me many about myself. Thank you, Rupi Kaur, for this wondrous book.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 25, 2018

Milk and Honey has to be one of the most widely acclaimed poetry books of this decade, enticing readers of all ages, especially young adults. There was a thrilling anticipation for the second installment, and although there were some beautiful poems, most failed to intrigue me. Although both books discussed some similar matters, Milk and Honey made the topic bearable and emotional enough to be convincing and moving. I believe my main problem was the topic choice this time around, as they failed to be relatable and seemed somewhat over the top (unpopular opinion over here). However I do need to say that the last two chapters were absolutely mesmerizing. Kaur discussed issues in our world and for immigrants, and the injustice that occurs globally. It just comes to show that if Kaur wrote more on these topics, I would preorder all her books and cherish them forever. Once again, her illustrations were beautifully done and accompanied the poems with grace. Rating 3/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

coroboreefarm Dec 19, 2017

Toronto based writer and artist, Rupi Kaur became an Instagram sensation and the darling of her fellow Millennials with the publication of her previous collection of dreamy, illustrated poems, Milk and Honey. Her newest collection of poetry and illustrations, The Sun and Her Flowers continues to enchant her devoted followers. Exploring themes of love, heartbreak and healing, Kaur has divided her book into five chapters, each reflecting the life cycle of a flower; wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming.

The Sun and Her Flowers is a beautiful journey through a range of emotions describing the life Kaur has lived. Inspiring and raw, perfectly complemented by her illustrations, her poems are sure to invoke a visceral response from the reader. Her poetry is free form, and many have criticized her for this, but in my opinion the poetic form and the artistry of the illustrations are perfect vehicles for her passionate expressions of love in all its forms.

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NFN
Dec 15, 2017

Stunningly good! (and I don't often read poetry)

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mattstrelau
Nov 21, 2017

I am not a huge poetry reader. However, I enjoyed this collection of writings. Borrowing this from the library made me feel somewhat compelled to finish it within a timeline. I imagine that it would be more delightful to purchase this book and read small sections over a longer period of time.

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