The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers

by Rupi Kaur
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The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry.  A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.
 
this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept 
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year 
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449486792
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 55
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. Her works have taken the literary world by storm. Her second book, the sun and her flowers—an instant global bestseller, is an artistic sibling to her debut, milk and honey—one of America's bestselling books of 2017.

“i am the product of all the ancestors getting together and deciding these stories need to be told.”

Rupi sees her work as an articulation of this vision. She’s an eternal artist. At the age of five, her mother handed her a paintbrush and said, “draw your heart out.” At seventeen, she happened upon a local open mic night where she performed her first spoken word poem. She fell in love with performance poetry that night. Rupi continued performing across Canada, while building a community of readers and poetry enthusiasts. While studying at the University of Waterloo, Rupi wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first collection, milk and honey. In the years since, milk and honey has become an international phenomenon. It’s sold over 3 million copies, been translated into more than 35 languages, and landed as a #1 New York Times bestseller—where it has spent more than 100 consecutive weeks. 

“i am the first woman in my lineage with freedom of choice. to craft her future whichever way i choose. say what is on my mind when i want to. without the whip of the lash. there are hundreds of firsts i am thankful for.”

Rupi explores a variety of themes in her work ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution. She’s a storyteller and chronicler—a repository of community and history. There’s a simplicity and nuance to her work that has found a home in the hearts of millions. This magic is captured in her stage performances, which are magnetic musical interactions of poetry, art, and theater. Rupi's long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, was published in 2017 and debuted as a #1 global bestseller. Within the first three months it sold a million copies and was embraced by readers worldwide. She’s a Forbes 30 under 30, an editor of the 2016 Mays Literary Anthology of New Writing from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and one of BBC’s 100 Women. Rupi hopes to continue her artistic exploration through art and poetry—searching for ways to understand and articulate.

i stand
on the sacrifices
of a million women before me thinking
what can i do
to make this mountain taller so the women after me
can see farther 
- legacy 

 
 

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The Sun and Her Flowers 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rupi Kaur has been one of my favorite poets since Milk and Honey. Her writing style is so unapologetic and raw. She never fails to bring me to my knees in tears. This book is my therapy. She is my therapy and everyone should read this book to heal their heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are not many writers today that can evoke the range of emotions that Rupi Kaur does in this book. You can hear the sounds of the refugee camp, smell the flowers of her mother's garden, and feel her pain as she writes about what happened to her. We live in a world where we over share the frivolous things in life but refuse to be real and honest with ourselves and with others. It is refreshing to read a work that truly touches the soul.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book reminds me of https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hearts-arent-broken-theyre-dropped-carina-marie-marquez/1127769852?ean=9781982061975! Check that one out as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be reading this book over and over and encouraging all the women I know to read it too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!!!!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
wish the ending would be better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
extremely unoriginal treatment of common ideas—grade-school level poetry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading milk and honey by rupi kaur, I knew that I had to get my hands on, the sun and her flowers . I just picked it up today and read it in one sitting. This book is so beautiful, just like milk and honey, and I am in love with rupi kaurs work.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Beautiful
Anonymous 4 months ago
ERYON PANIER 7 months ago
The Sun and Her Flowers was an extremely powerful poetry book that bought out the struggles of most women and personal life experiences that Rupi Kaur has been through. This phenomenal book is worth the read and I 100 percent recommend to any girl who has been through a heartbreak or trauma and needs to know that they aren’t alone. The book is separated into five different parts which consist of different topics. She starts off with Wilting, which is about the destructive side of love and how it has made the author weak and desperate for a man’s affection. She talks about how lies and lust were hiding deep behind a loving and caring disguise. The second chapter is called Falling. This chapter leans more toward self esteem and inner issues that women face. Rupi Kaur talks about the negativity she feeds herself from comparing her body type to others. I believe this is something everyone goes through at least once in their life. This section summarizes the personal thoughts and questioning of yourself after a break up. Rooting. This gets more into her personal stories involving her parents’ transition to the United States and her mother’s advice to the new world. Although there are some people who can’t relate to the topic of immigration, I believe there are still several poems in this chapter that everyone will be able to enjoy. Rising. This section shows the uplifting that she showers herself in. The poems are a reminder that in order to give and receive the good love in the world, you must first learn to love yourself. It’s almost as if this is the stage where she starts to put all of her broken pieces together as she learns that self love is the best love. I think of this one to be my favorite chapter because of its importance in everyday life. Whether in a relationship or not, it’s vital that everyone remembers to love themselves first. The final chapter is Blooming. This section is about Rupi Kaur falling in love all over again, but this time for someone who gives to her instead taking away. This reminds the readers to never give up on love because of one toxic relationship. Love can’t be forced. It brings two hearts together and you simply can’t deny it. Overall, a great book with beauty lying in every sentence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
K ot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing!
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I LOVED IT!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing Rupi !
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book is exceptional. I finished it within a few days.
Anonymous 11 months ago
As usual, Kauri's words manage to make me feel like I'm not alone. Her poetry pulls me out of holes I didn't think had an exit.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I felt this collection did not move me the way Milk and Honey did. Perhaps I expected too much considering her first book was such a success. Even the most famous authors cannot please their followers 100% of the time. I have learned this from experience.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Beautiful poetry to make you stop and think. I love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Similar to Milk and Honey, the other book written by Rupi Kaur. Both amazing, emotionally in-depth books I honestly don't have worda to describe the way it made me feel. My heart ached and clung to every word.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
was a good book