12 Poems That Will Make You Read Rupi Kaur's 'Milk And Honey' Immediately

12 Poems That Will Make You Read Rupi Kaur's 'Milk And Honey' Immediately

Or make you reread it again and again!

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

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Heartache might seem inevitable right now, but let these songs remind you love does exist.

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1. Waitin' On A Woman - Brad Paisley

I remember listening to this song in middle school and dreaming of the day I got myself a man like Brad Paisley. (I'm still dreaming by the way. Where he at?)

2. Show You Off - Dan + Shay

Before their newest track, "Tequila," Dan + Shay used to fly under the radar a lot. So we're throwin' it back a little for the OG fans, but it's definitely meant for this list regardless. If you haven't heard it yet, add it to your playlist ASAP.

3. A Woman Like You - Lee Brice

If this song doesn't give you the feels, then I really don't know how to help you out of your funk.

4. Eyes On You - Chase Rice

Freshman year of college, I jammed to Chase Rice's first album every single day on my mile walk to class. It's no surprise he's continued to put out songs that stay on repeat.

5. Wanted - Hunter Hayes

A CLASSIC. If you haven't heard this song, you've been living under a rock, I swear. Hunter Hayes had every girl SWOONING in middle and high school, OK? And you're lying to yourself if you think otherwise.

6. Look At You - Seth Ennis

New artist to watch! Seth Ennis is making moves in the country genre, and this is a good one to add to your playlist.

7. Marry Me - Thomas Rhett

Ugh. You already knew I had to include at least one T-Rhett song on here. I'm not sorry about it.

8. Tim McGraw - Taylor Swift

Throwin' it back to the old T-Swift! I loved this song when I was in middle school, and best believe I still do. I always wanted to know if my crush thought of me when hearing a certain song or driving past a certain place. (And honestly, I still do.)

9. Stay - Florida Georgia Line

Two summers ago, I spent an entire day and night scream-singing this song at the top of my lungs with one of my best friends on our way to and from an FGL concert almost 2 hours away. This one tugs at the heartstrings, so be careful.

10. In Case You Didn't Know - Brett Young

While I usually gravitate towards a song with a beat, when I'm feelin' down, sometimes a slow track is just what I need. Give this one a shot. It'll remind you there are some good guys out there.

11. Head Over Boots - Jon Pardi

Oh, Jon Pardi. How could I not include this track on the list? It's never a song that's on my everyday playlist, but when it comes on, best believe I'm singing along.

12. Nothin' Like You - Dan + Shay

Another Dan + Shay classic that I just had to include. Super catchy, and the lyrics are too cute.

13. Our Song - Taylor Swift

When I was in 8th grade, I slow danced with my crush to this song, and high key, I wanted it to be our song (because how cute would that have been?).

14. Just Wanna Love You - Hudson Moore

Another catchy, upbeat jam to get you out of your post-heartache slump. This one will have you feelin' all warm and fuzzy in no time.

15. All On Me - Devin Dawson

This song has been on the charts for awhile, but obviously for good reason. The lyrics are adorable, so if for some reason you haven't had a chance to listen, what are you doing?

16. All-American Girl - Carrie Underwood

I actually forgot this song existed until I thought long and hard about which Carrie track I wanted to include. Is this not the most adorable song? The storyline is precious and I get the feels every time.

17. Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett

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18. I'm Comin' Over - Chris Young

Another jam that's been on the charts for a bit. Super catchy and can easily be added to any car jams playlist. Although, I don't recommend running any red lights like Chris. (Ha. I'm hilarious.)

19. Already Callin' You Mine - Parmalee

Also forgot this song existed, but when I was scanning through the archives of all my country playlists, I was reminded of this one. Definitely worth listening to.

F*ckboys will be f*ckboys. Don't let them affect the way you think about or strive for love. Heartache might seem inevitable right now, but let these songs remind you that love does in fact exist.

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As they say: It's about the journey, not the destination

Windows down,

hair flying everywhere,

music blasting,

singing loudly without a care.

Red tail lights all around,

traffic for miles and miles,

stuck on the same ground

and can't move through the trial.

Speeding down the highway

savoring the windy backroad

life flashing through our rear-view

then the times seems to slow.

Life is filled with many roads

some are sunset and joy-filled

while others are covered in potholes.

They are all part of the road-trip thrill.

Our life is a never-ending trip

with no destination until death,

just pit stop along the side strip

and a forever "recalculating" GPS.

Every tail light and license plate

has their own map and story

What a blessing it is to cross journies

even just at stop sign, in a hurry.

In the end, the journey is all we have,

it is all we have ever had.

So let's enjoy the ride.

Roll those windows down, and let your hair fly.

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