‘Milk and Honey’ is an intrinsic collection of micro poems written by Rupi Kaur who has achieved widespread popularity owing to her Instapoems. The book is thoughtfully divided into four sections and with every poem, you shall take back hope, acceptance, self-love, and courage to get going. Every poem is written in an exceedingly simple manner that will strike you somewhere deep within and probably stay with you for a very long time.
The book takes you on a journey of determining yourself. Dealing with heartache, pain, suffering, and damage done by love, sexual assault, domestic violence; the book initially captures your attention and makes you read ahead in finding a cure. The poems in the next segment will make you fall in love with yourself and teach you to survive in a subtle yet bold way. It houses the poems of healing, forgiving, rejuvenating, and transforming in its last segment. Rupi directly connects with her readers through her heartfelt love letters at the end of the book. You cannot just put it down once you start reading.
This is a highly illustrious book as every reader shall be able to connect with almost every poem in the book. The author has given a voice to feminism through her valiant writing. It is a call to celebrate, to liberate. This is a perfect book you could take as a company on a date with yourself over a muffin and a cup of coffee.
Review by: Nazneen Kachwala