Mini review: milk and honey

milk and honey by Rupi Kaur


From Goodreads

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.


3/5 stars

I have so many mixed feelings about this poetry collection, so this is just a mini review of my thoughts. Some of the poems were wonderful and I really enjoyed them. I enjoyed mainly the longer ones as they felt like they had some substance? idk.

Some of the shorter ones were rough though. While I appreciate them, it was just a bit pretentious? Not to diminish anything Kaur has been through or similar circumstances, but they were just not good.

Mainly the short ones
that were a
sentence
written like
this.

It just got tedious to read. Like I said, the longer ones were great and I appreciate the sentiment and message in this book. I just wish there were fewer short poems.


Just a really short review for today! Have you read this book? What were your thoughts?

10 thoughts on “Mini review: milk and honey

  1. I completely agree that the longer poems were the ones that resonated the best with me. I also found that the ones with random. sentences that had no. actual reason for the periods drove. me absolutely nuts. 😉 The poems I liked, though, I loved.

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