Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Genre: free-verse poetry
Is this part of a series? No.
Published: October 6th, 2015
Moving through some very hard hitting and emotional subjects, this collection of poetry leaves one raw. Divided into four chapters, each reveals a different pain, or heals it. Some are uplifting, empowering even…. and some are dark and leave one troubled. Joining some of these poems are sketches and drawings that I rather liked.
I have noticed that this is a book you either love or hate. It is getting a lot of chatter on Goodreads and Litsy, not all of it good. A lot of people are saying they were “underwhelmed”. For me, this could not be further from the truth. Now granted, there were parts that were easier to get through than others (trigger warning, we discuss rape and abuse). Now, as it is free-verse it does not have the rhyme scheme that a lot of people are looking for (insisted at she “just put words down” no poetic devices.) The lack of rhyme, though does not indicate the lack of poetry. For myself, I loved this book. It made me sad, angry, and happy… all the feelings. I loved how she expressed herself, how she shared so much of what we all try to hide. This was real, raw, and sometimes terrifying. Five Stars!
On the adult content scale, I have to give it a nine. There was quite a bit of sexual content, not all of it consensual. This is definitely geared toward adults.
The book is out, have you read it?
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