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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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Cecelia Yes and No, the style is very much the same. However, the poems are different in their themes. While Milk and Honey focused on different phases of rom…moreYes and No, the style is very much the same. However, the poems are different in their themes. While Milk and Honey focused on different phases of romantic relationships (the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing) The Sun and Her Flowers focuses (in my opinion) more on self-growth and self discovery (wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming). (less)
Katie I'd say that it can be read by anyone who is able to deal with topics like abuse and rape. I am in my early twenties and I feel like this would be a v…moreI'd say that it can be read by anyone who is able to deal with topics like abuse and rape. I am in my early twenties and I feel like this would be a very good time to read it (since many women my age have experienced various of the things Kaur addresses), but of course it can be read by teenagers (and also older people) as well.(less)

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Megan
Oct 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
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 her longer pieces felt lazy and ill-thought out.
...more
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 were reworded versions of things I've seen before
...more
Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
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Let 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.

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Alrighty, here we go:

i live for that first second in the morning
when i am still half-conscious
i hear the hummingbirds outside
flirting with the flowers
i hear the flower
...more
Julia Miller
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rupi, you have my heart ❤️ beautifully written and ohhh the art :‘)
jessica
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i hold
the pages
that give my heart
a place
to call home
while words of
simple elegance
and subtle purity
teach it
to grow
and inspire it
to love.

- how i feel about this book

4.5 stars
April
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“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.
...more
Kai Spellmeier
Jul 14, 2017 marked it as to-read
god must have kneaded you and i
from the same dough
rolled us out on the baking sheet
must have suddenly realized
how unfair it was
to put that much magic in one person
and sadly split that dough in two
how else is it that
when i look in the mirror
i am looking at you
when you breathe
my own lungs fill with air
that we just met but we
have known each other our whole lives
if we were not made as one to begin with


our souls are mirrors - rupi kaur

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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Wow!! That was intense, sad and good!!



Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
...more
Kelli
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
i started 
to read
this hoping to 
enjoy it more than Milk and Honey but 
instead i
found it derivative

i also
question whether 
random
 breaks in
 sentences and 
no
punctuation is equal
to 
poetry



Some 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 wake up and become the butterfly
...more
Elyse  Walters
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
...more
Jon 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 take. ...more
Whitney Atkinson
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Wow. 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 jaw-dropping.

it’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 like she would just write sentences with skips in i
...more
Andreia Butterfly ❤Audiobook Addict❤
"representation is vital
otherwise the butterfly
surrounded by a group of moths
unable to see itself
will keep trying to become the moth
- representation"

"this place makes me
the kind of exhausted that has
nothing to do with sleep
and everything to do with
the people around me
- introvert"

"think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom"
...more
Nat
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 the specific intimate details that made her writing so achi
...more
Melanie (MelReads)
Jan 01, 2022 rated it really liked it
those last two pages! what a beautiful way to walk into the new year💖
Marpapad
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
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 similar), the sun and her flowers is tackling the
...more
Reading_ Tamishly
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'you do not just wake up and become the butterfly
- growth is a process'

Rereading this one cos I loved this one so much better than 'Milk And Honey'

I am surprised after all this time I still loved it. This collection is amazing!!!

The writing style is so good and smooth.
It's relatable.
It talks about abusive relationships, depression, rape, how victim copes subsequently, loneliness, (most importantly) letting go, the things we women have to go through in the name of beauty, being an introvert, patr
...more
Cindy
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
My favorite parts in this quick read were the poems centered on Kaur's generational experience with immigration and her deep admiration for her mother. There's a rich narrative to be explored there and I'm glad she devoted an entire section for it. Other than that, many of the poems are a hit or miss. Sometimes Kaur weaves together profound thoughts, and other times she simply write statements that have line spacing every other word. Half of the poems are about heartbreak and relationships, whic ...more
Sebastian
Dec 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is the BEST book of poetry in 2017?
It’s a joke.
A BAD ONE.
♛ may
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 more

And that’s what this book is
But its better than milk and honey imo

why is it
that when the story ends
we begin to feel all of it


the illustrations are ABSOLUTELY perfection, I love
...more
Micaela Alvi
Dec 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2017
Splitting sentences
In
Sections is
Not fucking poe
Try.

Joce (squibblesreads)
Enjoyed this a lot. A few pieces really stood out to me, especially on the topic of being a WOC and immigration. Liked this more than MILK AND HONEY.
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Sun and Her Flowers, Rupi Kaur

The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is 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 year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom.


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عنوان: متن دو زبانه شکوفایی عشق؛ نویسنده روپی کائور؛ مترجم فرزاد نیکوئی؛ تهران، نیکومنش، سال1398؛ در16
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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 body to aesthetics
forgot the work it did to keep me a
...more
Emilie
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017, poetry
“You’re everywhere
Except right here
And it hurts.”
검스마
Feb 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
if this
is
poetry
then i am
a poet ...what did i
...just read
Lou
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 😊⭐️
Erin
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-borrowed
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 sleep
and everything to do with
the people around me.
...more
Lucy
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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.

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As a 21-year-old university student Rupi wrote, illustrated and self-published her first poetry collection, milk and honey. Next came its artistic sibling, the sun and her flowers. These collections have sold over 8 million copies and have been translated into over 42 languages. Her most recent book, home body, debuted #1 on bestsellers lists across the world. Rupi’s work touches on love, loss, tr ...more

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