The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur's The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur is a heart-wrenchingly cathartic and beautiful book about love and the journey of healing from it. Kaur explores the themes of trauma, loss, vulnerability, and self-love in simple, but unique prose pieces and thoughtful, evocative sketches. The book is divided into five sections- wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming– comparing the progression of the book to the life cycle of a flower.

Her words are deeply intimate and often emotional; she delves into difficult themes- such as womanhood, self-hate, and abusive love- with grace and poise. The approach to poetry shown in this book is unique- Kaur doesn’t utilize flowery language or excessive adjectives to get her point across, but her work is deeply moving nonetheless.

I first came across Kaur’s work when I myself was at a vulnerable point in my life. Her writing spoke to me on not only an emotional, but a spiritual level- the anecdotal nature of each piece makes her feel like a friend or an aunt speaking to you directly, rather than an aloof author miles away. If you are looking for a helping hand or a listening ear, I could not recommend this book more.

Rupi Kaur has also written Milk and Honey, and her new book, Home Body, is set to be released on November 17th, 2020. 

-Vaidehi B.

2 thoughts on “The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

  1. This sounds like a beautiful book, and it is made even more impactful knowing how it served you. I am glad you found it and think it sounds like something others may want to explore. We all need a guide to help us get through hard times. It’s great that a book gave that direction to you.

  2. Normally I’m not the type to read books that reflect my emotions and advise my mental state because it’s difficult to find these types of books that hold a lasting impact on your life. Considering that you, as a reader, have been deeply impacted by this novel, I genuinely seem interested in reading it! Although the themes of trauma, vulnerability, and self-love are very sensitive topics, they need to be discussed nonetheless. Thank you for the amazing review!

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