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The Sun and Her Flowers02

From Rupi Kaur, the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry.

Illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming.

It is 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.

 

About Rupi Kaur


Rupi kaur is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said—draw your heart out. Rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. After completing her degree in rhetoric studies she published her first collection of poems milk and honey in 2014.

The internationally acclaimed collection sold well over a million copies gracing the New York Times bestsellers list every week for over a year. It has since been translated into over thirty languages. Her long-awaited second collection the sun and her flowers was published in 2017.

Through this collection she continues to explore a variety of themes ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution. Rupi has performed her poetry across the world. Her photography and art direction are warmly embraced and she hopes to continue this expression for years to come.

 

Reviews


Kaur is at the forefront of a poetry renaissance. Observer

 

Kaur made her name with poems about love, life and grief. They resonate hugelySunday Times

 

Poems tackling feminism, love, trauma and healing in short lines as smooth as pop music. New York Times