A new year, a new book and a new review.
Milk and Honey, a bundle filled with poetry. To my surprise, I really am into poetry now. I can scroll through tumblr endlessly, reading every small and big poem there is. There is something about most of them, maybe it’s how relatable some can be, but they can really touch me and make me feel some kind of way, like no other book or writing can.
One book full of poetry I came across a lot was ‘milk and honey’ by Rupi Kaur.
Every time I read one of her poets, I got this vague feeling of familiarity and sadness, but somehow it was also comforting. Knowing that I’m not the only one out here feeling a certain way.
What I love about this book is the simplicity of it all: each peach has a short or long poem. A lot of them go paired with a simple, but beautiful drawing. Making the message of the poem even stronger.
Milk and honey is divided into four chapters:
- the hurting
- the loving
- the breaking
- the healing
The book has more than 200 pages filled with the most lovely poetry. But I do have one tip for reading this book: don’t finish it all in one sitting. Read one or a few a day. Think about what you just read and continue your day. You really have to let the words sink in. (I admit I read almost everything in one sitting, but I was and still am so in love with the poetry I had to read it all).
Of course, there will always be poems you don’t like as much or they don’t touch you as much. But that’s the beauty about poetry: you don’t have to like everything. The writing is so personal, you either relate to it or a feel a certain emotion towards it or you don’t. Nobody will judge you for it and those who do should really take a step back.
If you ever get the chance to read milk and honey, please do. I promise you it will be worth it.