Fans of Rupi Kaur's spare, emotionally resonant verse will be delighted with her second volume of poetry. Kaur's beautiful line drawings and characteristically affirmative, accessible style make the sun and her flowers as lovely to behold as it is to read. Recommended By Rhianna W., Powells.com
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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 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 year
they will teach you
that people too
in order to bloom
About the Author
Rupi Kaur is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said — draw your heart out. Rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. After completing her degree in Rhetoric Studies, she published her first collection of poems, milk and honey (2014). The internationally acclaimed collection sold well over a million copies, gracing the New York Times bestseller list every week for over a year. It has since been translated into over 30 languages. Her long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, was published in 2017. Through this collection she continues to explore a variety of themes ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution. Rupi has performed her poetry across the world. Her photography and art direction are warmly embraced and she hopes to continue this expression for years to come.
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