Rupi Kaur's "Milk and Honey" is by far the most inspirational book of poetry I have read. Her writing is exquisite and every thought and idea she attempts to portray is depicted perfectly. Her book is divided into four different parts- the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing- and each chapter heals another heartache from each section of life. I have followed her on social media for quite sometime and the writing she would share (along with the drawings she adds) always stunned me and I looked for more of her writing everywhere. Finally milk and honey came out in the U.S late 2015 and I couldn't keep my eyes off the pages for a second. Kaur's words have helped me immensely throughout the past year and I imagine they will continue too. This is the book I recommend to everyone, so here are a few examples of her amazing writing abilities and some of my favorites.

the hurting:

1. Page 19

2. Page 29

"trying to convince myself

i am allowed

to take up space

is like writing with

my left hand

when i was born

to use my right

- the idea of shrinking is hereditary"


3. Page 23


the loving:

4. Page 51


5. Page 53

"nothing is safer

than the sound of you

reading out loud to me

-the perfect date"


6. Page 59

the breaking:

7. Page 95


8. Page 137

"i am water


soft enough

to offer life

tough enough

to drown it away"


9. Page 109


the healing:

10. Page 165

11.Page 173

" your body

is a museum

of natural disasters

can you grasp how

stunning that is"

12. Page 179