The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers

Book - 2017
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A transcendent journey about growth and healing, ancestry and honoring one's roots and expatriation, and rising up to find a home within yourself.
Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri : Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781449486792
1449486797
9781471165825
1471165825
Branch Call Number: 811.6 Kau
Characteristics: 248 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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SCL_Elayna
Jul 11, 2019

Many criticize Kaur's poems as being surface level or as being superficial. However, I believe Kaur's poems resonate with so many people thanks to their simplicity in format and in language. This simplicity is where the emotion in her words can shine.

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PostModernGrrl
Jun 22, 2019

Sorry, I don't get it.
The best thing about Rupi Kaur's "poetry" books are a select few of the illustrations.
Reading each section is like being bludgeoned with the same topic (using the word: "theme" would be a stretch) over and over again just using different words.
Here, everything is on the surface, there is no subtext, no deeper meaning, no requirement on the reader's part to think or feel anything more than the obvious superficial text.
It's like the writer didn't have enough material to write about, so she just keeps rehashing the same topic or greivances over and over.
Some of the "poems" are even simple incomplete thoughts. The editor has some responsibility here.
Basically, Rupi Kaur is to poetry, what E.L. James is to literarture.

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carolwu96
Jun 15, 2019

A wonderful wonderful read! In my top 3 so far this year. I’m not usually one who goes and buys artsy books with few words, but her poems are wise and pithy, full of emotions that speak to me as a young woman/immigrant in Canada/ women’s rights advocate/ multicultural individual/ child of first generation immigrant parents, etc. I also wrote a few poems in response to stuff she wrote, which I will post some of on my Instagram @ RandomStuffIRead

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NavieGill
Mar 26, 2019

Rupi did a great job of putting serious and complex things into simple words. I feel like connected to most of them. She just poured out her heart in front of us. I loved how the little drawings are relatable to each of the poems. Would Definitely Recommend this book. Just Read it, you will love this poetry too :)

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KMJ_
Feb 25, 2019

Some of the poems are good, but a lot are not. Simply writing about serious topics doesn’t automatically mean it’s a good poem. There’s a lot more that needs to go into crafting a good poem. Nothing in here was particularly memorable.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 11, 2019

I felt very connected to this poetry

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singidunum_25
Jan 02, 2019

Original poetry that reflects on life, love, loss, pain, ugly and beautiful...Will touch your heart regardless of your age or gender.

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BohoBookDragon
Nov 03, 2018

Beautiful as always.

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summerforever
Oct 28, 2018

Beautiful.

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mclarjh
Aug 27, 2018

Simple, easy to read and understand "poetry"; for teenage girls.

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

we hadn’t touched yet
but we managed to travel in and out
of each other with our words
our limbs dizzying with enough electricity
to form half a sun

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

hand over everything in your name
for a ticket onto the boat
next to a hundred others like you
packed like sardines
you tell the woman beside you
_this boat is not strong enough to carry
this much sorrow to a shore
what does it matter_ she says
_if drowning is easier than staying_
how many people has this water drunk up
is it all one long cemetery
bodies buried without a country
perhaps the sea is your country
perhaps the boat sinks
because it is the only place that will take you

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

leaving her country
was not easy for my mother
i still catch her searching for it
in foreign films
and the international food aisle

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

i can’t wrap my head around the fact
that i have to convince half the world’s population
my body is not their bed

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

you must see no worth in yourself
if you find me worth less
after you’ve touched me

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andreareads
Nov 19, 2018

you left
and i wanted you still
yet i deserved someone
who was willing to stay

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