From Rupi Kaur, the number one New York Times bestselling creator of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second selection 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.
this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each and every year
they will teach you
that people too
in order to bloom
An Amazon Best Book of October 2017: Kaur deftly sidesteps and then punts the stereotypical sophomore slump of bestselling authors, offering a subtle yet powerful volume of poetry to her readers who have clamored for more for the reason that debut of Milk & Honey. Split into five movements—wilting, falling, rooting, rising, blooming—Kaur’s poems float up from the depths of heartbreak and hurt to embrace the strength and joy that may flower at the other side of hardship. Kaur workshops many of her poems through live readings, and the dedication to her craft vibrates through each and every phrase. Those who pressed Milk & Honey into the hands of their friends will exult in The Sun and Her Flowers, and Kaur’s expanded wisdom and scope will have to reel in new readers who will find much that resonates. —Adrian Liang, The Amazon Book Review