The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling 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 w...

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The Sun and Her Flowers Reviews

  • Elyse

    Beautiful...

    The range of emotions are all felt ... sadness, anger, loss, grief, pride, guilt, fear, nervousness, shame, joy, surprise, love ....

    These stories/ poems are heartfelt...

    rupi kaur is a lovely gift to the world.

    “for so long i was lost in a place where there was no sun, where there grew no flowers. but something i loved would emerge and bring me to life again”.

    I love “Milk and Honey”...

    and I equally love “the sun and her flowers”. The one complaint is that I wanted to buy this book

    Beautiful...

    The range of emotions are all felt ... sadness, anger, loss, grief, pride, guilt, fear, nervousness, shame, joy, surprise, love ....

    These stories/ poems are heartfelt...

    rupi kaur is a lovely gift to the world.

    “for so long i was lost in a place where there was no sun, where there grew no flowers. but something i loved would emerge and bring me to life again”.

    I love “Milk and Honey”...

    and I equally love “the sun and her flowers”. The one complaint is that I wanted to buy this book in a hard copy -

    so far it’s only come out in a paper copy.

    rupi kaur writes about sensitive topics with piercing imagination.

    Introspective and tender ...really wonderful!

  • April

    “I hear a thousand kind words about me and it makes no difference yet I hear one insult and all confidence shatters - focusing on the negative.”

    I've never related to written words as much as reading Rupi Kaur's books.

  • Claudia Ramírez

    I love Rupi Kaur.

  • Nat

    This long-awaited second collection of poetry by Rupi Kaur made waves; it was a ride brimming with of every kind of emotion imaginable. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, 

     is 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.

    Kaur's voice is as audacious and brave as ever. She nails to perfection the specific intimate details that made her writing so achi

    This long-awaited second collection of poetry by Rupi Kaur made waves; it was a ride brimming with of every kind of emotion imaginable. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, 

     is 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.

    Kaur's voice is as audacious and brave as ever. She nails to perfection the specific intimate details that made her writing so achingly real in

    . We have poems exploring self-love, self-hate, body-image, girls supporting girls, motherly love, feminism, insecurity, sexual assault, and so much more. I read through it in a whirlwind. I barely put it down, and it was so short I didn't even have to.

    The author's smart, poised, and down-to-earth writing oozes inspiration. And I'm beyond eager to share some of my favorite pieces:

    I'll never grow tired of reading Kaur's passionate words. And I hope there's more and more to wait for in the future, regarding her poetry.

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  • Julia Miller

    Rupi, you have my heart ❤ beautifully written and ohhh the art :‘)

    Rupi, you have my heart ❤️ beautifully written and ohhh the art :‘)

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    *Thank you so much to Indigo for surprising me with a copy of this!*

    I never read Milk & Honey. It just seemed like such a fad thing, I had no interest in it. I tend to prefer traditional poetry. It's just my inner English major coming out I suppose! That being said, I enjoyed this more than I had expected. I didn't love the whole thing, but there were some poems that I really loved. The poetic style is quite simplistic and some quotes I felt like were reworded versions of things I've seen be

    *Thank you so much to Indigo for surprising me with a copy of this!*

    I never read Milk & Honey. It just seemed like such a fad thing, I had no interest in it. I tend to prefer traditional poetry. It's just my inner English major coming out I suppose! That being said, I enjoyed this more than I had expected. I didn't love the whole thing, but there were some poems that I really loved. The poetic style is quite simplistic and some quotes I felt like were reworded versions of things I've seen before. But, I liked the fact that this collection dealt with femininity, immigration, and self love. The topics were well developed and the poems were short, but packed a punch. Not sure if I'll now pick up Milk & Honey. We'll see!

  • Megan Singh

    I don't know where to begin. Listen, as a Punjabi woman of course I gave Rupi a try - that's what we brown girls do, we hold each other up and support each other like crazy because who else will? However, I think we should also be able to speak up when the work just doesn't cut it. Being critical is simply tough love - so don't be so quick to dismiss my negative feeback.

    First of all, half of this book are one-liners from her first book, and most of her longer pieces felt lazy and ill-thought out

    I don't know where to begin. Listen, as a Punjabi woman of course I gave Rupi a try - that's what we brown girls do, we hold each other up and support each other like crazy because who else will? However, I think we should also be able to speak up when the work just doesn't cut it. Being critical is simply tough love - so don't be so quick to dismiss my negative feeback.

    First of all, half of this book are one-liners from her first book, and most of her longer pieces felt lazy and ill-thought out. I found myself skipping/ losing interest through most of them. Furthermore, I just can't ignore the more popular pieces she has claimed as her own when any avid reader can tell you they are not.

    Example 1 :

    "you must see no worth in yourself

    if you find me worth less

    after you've touched me

    as if your hands on my body

    magnify you

    and reduce me to nothing" - rupi kaur

    sounds awfully familiar to my favorite quote by Kaija Sabbah:

    “If you consider a woman less pure after you’ve touched her

    maybe you should take a looks at your hands.”

    Example 2: (This is from her first book)

    "She was music, but he had his ears cut off" - Rupi Kaur

    "She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off." - Angela Carter

    Example 3:

    "a

    man

    who cries"

    - rupi kaur

    "i want more men

    with flowers falling from their skin

    more water in their eyes

    more tremble in their hands

    more women in their hearts

    than on their bodies

    more softness in their height

    more honesty in their voice more wonder

    more humility in their eyes."

    - Nayyirah Waheed

    The pieces speaking about some of the hardest topics seem so surface level, I felt wrong reading it. I would never give this to my daughter. Not to mention the randomly sprinkled poems talking about her being an immigrant, all of them felt so out of place and awkward next to her other pieces.

    Anyways, I could go on and on about how much her work mirrors the work of lesser-known authors, but I think the smart readers already know this. As a Punjabi woman, I wish we were better represented. I feel let down and embarrassed by this author and would never recommend it to anyone.

    I can only hope she grows up one day and finally finds her voice.

  • Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)

    Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of Rupi Kaur's

    ; HOWEVER, being the forgiving person that I am, I have decided to give her work a second chance.

    Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of Rupi Kaur's

    ; HOWEVER, being the forgiving person that I am, I have decided to give her work a second chance.

    Just adding my unwanted two cents and personal preference here, but I would have been good had she stopped after 'and the bees growing jealous'. The last chunk of this poem just made me cringe and it also ruined the initial emotion I felt while reading the first half.

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    Been dur, done dat. How is this original? I bet Atticus would love this one.

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    You know what? I've made a grave mistake in reading this. This isn't my preferred cup of tea.

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    I came. I saw. I conquered.

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    It's over, finished, done, finito, caput. Welp, that was definitely better than

    . NOT! But in all honesty, none of her poems really left an impression on me. There were a few "poems" that I liked, but I've already forgotten them. Also, I thought this collection was meant to empower women? Majority of her poems came across as emotionally insecure and overly clichéd.

    Here is why I have a problem with her work: corresponding imagery is nice to look at once in a while, but I picked this up to be moved by her WORDS. If I wanted a picture book, then I'd go out and buy one. I found the artwork in this unnecessary, and I wasn't impressed with the stick people drawings.

    Also, I think modern poets tend to forget how impactful the use of punctuation can be for a reader. Create a tonality with your words and format your stanzas with stylistic elements. Unfortunately, this whole book was very dull and very monotone.

    It is nice to see a young Canadian poet establish herself--don't get me wrong! And my heart goes out to Ms. Kaur after reading about some of the horrific situations she underwent. That being said, I still think her work is overhyped and resembles little fluffs of nothing. If you enjoyed this then no hard feelings. But no more chances and no more modern poetry for me. I mean it. (that's probably a lie)

    PS. Check out this insightful article by Chiara Giovanni:

  • Kai

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