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Milk and Honey By Rupi Kaur Book Review

Hey fellow readers!

So glad to have you here.

Bookstagram led me to “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur. I am so glad that I picked this book up. I had no idea what to expect from this book and ended up loving it. This book has a sequence of poetry in four phases that deal with different kinds of pain- the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing. All the poetries in this book seem extremely exquisite and personal. The lines do not follow the rules of standard poems still the content is worth reading. Every poetry seems to be an incomplete but heart touching story.

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A lot of poetry have illustrations along with them which brought out the true sense of that poem. It’s like, those little drawings invoked the emotions behind the lines of the poem. In one of Rupi Kaur’s interviews, I found out that all the illustrations were also made by her. I am really impressed by the author. She did a commendable job on those illustrations.

“Milk and Honey” has some really important themes and matters that must be talked about. It is all about self-love, heartbreaks, body positivity, sexual abuse etc. Therefore there might be a chance that not everybody likes it. If you have been through any such situations in your life then your eyes might get welled up. You might find numerous poetries relatable. I don’t know why, I had a very heavy heart after reading Milk and Honey.

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These illustrations had my heart.

“Milk and Honey” talks quite a lot about self-love and self-worth. This is why I feel that everybody should read it. One of my favourite takeaways is that “never lose yourself while trying to love someone else” Some poetry did feel like some ordinary Instagram posts yet, I wasn’t really bothered by them. I got hooked on the very first page and finished the book in one sitting.

Some lines from Milk and Honey that left an impact on me- 

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”

“i am a museum full of art

but you had your eyes shut”

“I didn’t leave because

I stopped loving you,

I left because the longer

I stayed the less I loved myself.”

“do not look for healing

at the feet of those

who broke you”

“why is it

that when the story ends

we begin to feel all of it”

“i do not want to have you

to fill the empty parts of me

i want to be full on my own

i want to feel so complete

i could light a whole city

and then

i want to have you

cause the two of

us combined

could set

it on fire”


“Milk and honey” undoubtedly has breathtaking stories to tell. I have reread this book a number of times to let the thoughts sink in. I must tell you that it is a very quick read but leaves a great impact. In short, it is a stunning collection and has a gorgeous cover. The content seems to be very raw and relatable. I am planning to read other works of Rupi Kaur as well and hopefully . If you have faced emotional turmoil then give it a read. Some people do think that this doesn’t live by the rules of standard poetry. However, the content left me in awe and can move you as well.

If you have already read this book then do let me know about your reviews as well.

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