The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

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 wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in ...

Details The Sun and Her Flowers

TitleThe Sun and Her Flowers
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
GenrePoetry, Feminism, Nonfiction

Reviews The Sun and Her Flowers

  • Megan Singh
    I don't know where to begin. Listen, as a brown 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...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    *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...
  • Julia Miller
    Rupi, you have my heart ❤ beautifully written and ohhh the art :‘) Rupi, you have my heart ❤️ beautifully written and ohhh the art :‘)
  • jessica
    i hold the pagesthat give my hearta placeto call homewhile words ofsimple eleganceand subtle purityteach itto growand inspire itto love.- how i feel about this book↠ 4.5 stars
  • JV (semi-hiatus)
    Once, there were these poems,Which my heart cannot fully bear. Drivel — daft and dreary, Perchance, all I can do is but stare. Enjambments and aphorisms, likewise,Have filled this book, Hackneyed phrases — oh bloody hell,Seems like gobbledygook! Prithee, to thee, I say —Analyse her poems first from within, And compare its content From Lord Byron's discipline: "When we two partedIn silence and tears,Half broken-heartedTo sever for years,Pale...
  • Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
    This review was brought to you by the best Real Housewives gifs on me start off by saying that I am not a fan of Rupi Kaur's milk and honey; HOWEVER, being the forgiving person that I am, I have decided to give her work a second chance.Warning: The gifs you are about to see are real reactions to the poems I just read.Alrighty, here we go:i live for that first second in the morningwhen i am still half-consciousi hear the hummingbirds...
  • 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.
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Wow!! That was intense, sad and good!! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • Elyse Walters
    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 f...
  • 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, the sun and her flowers 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 t...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    4.5 StarsWow. Let me say I had low expectations going into this, but I was so wrong. Backstory: I'm not a fan of milk & honey. It's not a style I enjoy at all, and the entire book just felt too Tumblr and cheesy and simplistic. this blew me away. it's so different, fresh, and’s interesting to see how her writing has grown and evolved. there are very few short poems (unlike m&h), which i was thankful for, because in m&h it seemed...
  • Mirza Maric
    her 2nd book and still she has no grasp of poetic language. she writes aphorisms that people like because they're relateable, but they are intellectually and emotionally insincere. an excellent businesswoman but a terrible writer. I would suggest rupi actually sit down and read some poetry once in a while, but I doubt she'd bother with that. her illustrations are alright though.
  • Marpapad
    I want to thank Jon(athan) Nakapalau for recommending this poetry collection to me. I have never read something similar before. The only part that I did not enjoy was the first one. In general, it was a nice experience, and I will probably read her other collection too.
  • Kelli
    i startedto read this hoping toenjoy it more than Milk and Honey butinstead i found it derivativei also question whetherrandombreaks insentences andno punctuation is equal topoetrySome parts of this, like the things she wishes she could have told her mother on her wedding day and insights on immigration were thought provoking, but much of this felt like thoughts I’ve read many times elsewhere. Here are three examples of that:you do not just wak...
  • Esha
    A good reader finishes a book before criticising it, but a good writer knows a book is trash a few pages in.
  • Kate
    i amstill not a fan of peoplewho use random linebreaks in otherwisesimple phrases andthink it'ssomehowgroundbreakingI don't get it.I feel like a total ass for hating this book because she covers some very personal and traumatic topics, but to me it just reads like she's trying too hard to be profound because everyone lost their shit over her first book (which I didn't particularly like either, because it was basically a tumblr dashboard), so it w...
  • Andreia ♡The Butterfly Lover♡
    If you liked this, you may like Milk and Honey☆it isn't what we left behindthat breaks meit's whatever we could've builthad we stayed☆♡♥they did not tell me it would hurt like thisno one warned meabout the heartbreak we experience with friendsit all ends the samea friend or a lovera loss is a loss is a loss- the underrated heartache.♥♡☆you do not just wake up and become the butterfly- growth is a process.☆★this place makes methe...
  • Warda
    [Edit: had to change my rating to 5 stars]Rupi Kaur does it once again. Her poetry is blooming. Her words hit home as they always do. I mean, there's a reason why there's a surge in poetry books being sold now. She's the reason. I love what she advocates in her poetry collections, what she stands for. How it is told in a format of stages, of growth. Following on from her previous collection (not that it is a sequel, but the format and themes are ...
  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Heart breaking yet empowering - a woman's journey of growth - (wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming) as she comes to terms with her past, present and future. As a man this book touched me because I never was aware of all the different ways we try to make women conform to 'our' idea of what they should be. If you have a friend trying to put their life back together after a break up this book will help them focus on the path they need to...
  • may ❀
    Am I reading this book bc my reading challenge is getting a little out of control??? Psshshhhhh no, of course not why would you think something so preposterous ????Anyways so I read Milk and Honey last year and I sorta loved it and when I HEARD there was another one I was like yes this woman can write gimme some moreAnd that’s what this book isBut its better than milk and honey imo why is it that when the story endswe begin to feel all of it t...
  • Lou
    Beautiful book. Loved that there were longer pieces in this one and that the book was thicker in general. Wonderful illustrations as always though I have to say that since she has used drawings that were quite similar to some in her first book, I kinda got confused and thought for a moment that she has reused some of her old poems too. (I hope I make sense). Definitely gonna keep this book on my nightstand 😊⭐ Beautiful book. Loved that the...
  • Emilie Emzbooksandco
    “You’re everywhere Except right here And it hurts.”
  • Jennifer
    Rupi Kaur has again delivered a palpable collection of perspective on varying issues of significance that range from love to heartbreak and all the things in between. I leave this experience feeling grateful, beautiful, and incredibly empowered. I am in love with this woman's writing.Note: There are a few repeated poems from Milk and Honey but much of this material felt very fresh. My favorite quote: One of my many favorite poems:i reduced my bod...
  • Lucy Langford
    4.5***Rupi Kaur writes with such beauty, her poems go straight to the heart and invoke emotion. It shows the journey of the ending of one relationship, solitude, to finding love again. Some of the poems were highly relatable whilst others were eye-opening.
  • may ➹
    the lines of the poems were much longer than milk and honey’s and the poems overall were longer(sometimes too long)which I greatly appreciated,but I found it repetitive at timesand I didn’t know where it was all going.I loved the talk of girl love & self love & representation & feminism & rape cultureand of course Rupi Kaur delivers it all in a beautiful choice of wordsbut something was missing for me.something was lacking, somemagicalaspect ...
  • Sara Hunt
    I hadn't read Milk and Honey so came to this book with no preconceived expectations. As a big fan of poetry I love to find new poets who inspire me and make me question my own view of the World. I enjoy reading poems that are hard hitting and don't shy away from the brutality of the World today. Rupi's poems in this her second book are written with love and from the heart. The offer a glimpse into the life Rupi has lead and the trials and tribula...
  • Erin
    it isn't what we left behind that breaks me it's what we could've built had we stayed.Grief, self abandoment, the bond between a child and her parents, girl power, and respecting the generations that came before are all themes of the second collection of poetry by Rupi Kaur. Recently I read the poet's debut collection Milk and Honey and I became spell bound by her writing. this place makes me the kind of exhausted that has nothing to do with sl...