the sun and her flowers (Book Review)

the sun and her flowers is one woman’s exploration of heartbreak and healing. Throughout the book we see the progression from brokenness, to understanding, to a focus on self-love. The reader may not be able to relate to every single poem, but they will be able to understand the pieces and the emotions that go along with them.

I got this book as a birthday gift a few weeks ago, but I was so swamped by life, I didn’t get to read it right away. This morning, I picked it up and could not set it down. I devoured this novel. I felt emotions I haven’t felt in so long. Certain poems striked up memories I had long suppressed. Rupi Kaur did not just write a collection of poems, she created a masterpiece.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2225219046?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

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Balloon (A Poem)

I let myself go
Because I realized
I was holding on too tight
And that it
Wasn’t worth the spite
To keep me tied
To the ground
So now I float
Up and around
Waiting for the sound
Of someone calling me home
Acknowledgment of the fact
That I’m never alone
For my God watches over
All that I do
So don’t get it twisted
Or misconstrued

– The Educated Negra

Three

She smells sweet / like lavender

The putrid sound rings high / Sour scents / Rotten things

The succulent lilt of his sides / smooth

27 is crude / 59 is all attitude / But three is beautiful

Bright

Mommy tells me to be quiet

But the voice of 3 / calls so sweetly to me

And I can’t stay seated

Ya see / I need her with me

Because 3 is the most beautiful number I have ever heard or seen

She sounds like the breeze / As it runs through daisies

And I don’t understand / Why I can’t demand

To have her with / me always

To make her stay

Momma says no / 5 is the right guy

And he’s cool and all / just not my type

But I’m not the type to judge

So don’t judge me / If I only

want to see my best friends in threes

I posted this to my classes NaPoWriMo, not my best work but still. Let me know what you think 🙂