Title: The Sun and Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Date Read: June 4, 2020
It has been three years since I read Kaur’s previous book Milk and Honey. I figured I would give her second book a try and see if my thoughts on this style of poetry has changed.
So I liked this book a lot more than Milk and Honey, especially the longer poems. I had at least one poem per section that I really loved, and guess what they were all the longer ones. I felt they actually captured the emotions the author was trying to portray so much more than the short one to two sentence poems.
My main issue is with this style of poetry. I just don’t like this tumblr style of poetry that can be as short as a sentence. To me that isn’t a poem it’s a sentence and I don’t like that it can be considered poetry. Another issue is the lack of punctuation. It is very annoying for me to read a poem, or anything really, that doesn’t capitalize the I’s in the sentences.
I can understand the appeal for this kind of tumblr poetry but it is not for me. And while I did enjoy quite a few of the poems, which is why I am giving this a three star, I won’t be reading anymore poetry from this author or any author who writes in this style.