The Sun and Her Flowers - Rupi Kaur

The Sun and Her Flowers

By Rupi Kaur

  • Release Date: 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Poetry
5 Score: 5 (From 1,337 Ratings)


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
in order to bloom



  • The Sun and Her Flowers

    By Ashten Reeves
    I first discovered this book from a post someone had made on some social media platform. The post was an image of one of the pages in this exquisite piece of literature. I’d like to pick my favorite poem from this collection, and say it was the one that drew my attention, but I simply can’t choose just one. I highlighted every poem that stood out to me until I realized I was highlighting almost all of them. I can’t even remember which one stood out to me most, because every poem in this book is so wonderfully written. Rupi Kaur illustrates her life and experiences so vividly. You can feel her emotion in every syllable. It took me quite a while to finish reading this piece. At first, I quickly read through the pages, as I was yearning for more: I couldn’t put it down. It’s not the type of book that makes you think “I need to know what happens next”; it’s the type of book that makes you want to know what she feels next, how she grows from these tragedies, not only the experiences themselves, but how she illustrates her emotions and actions she so carefully expresses. When I realized I was nearing the last 50 or so pages, I put it down. I didn’t want it to end: I wanted to hold onto the feeling of this experience remaining ongoing. I have, however, finally finished it, after having been reminded that I can always read it again. I’ve rarely found a collection of poems that I love so much. Not many poets keep my attention throughout their poetry books. 10/10 would recommend this piece to anyone who even remotely enjoys reading poetry.
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  • Spectacular!

    By kelissj
    This poetry book is definitely in my top three! I loved the poet’s use of imagery and words. Her sketches and drawings provided a much more beautiful experience.
  • Amazing

    By Jennnnnnnnnnn18
    As someone who doesn’t understand that much poetry this book speaks to me. it’s so relatable and realistic. by far my favorite book by this author. definitely give it a go. you won’t be disappointed
  • Stunning!

    By NunezK
    These poems are stunning and well written. Unlike her first book, this one was less relatable and targeted a more specific audience. Nothing wrong with that, personally unable to relate to her background. Still beautifully written!
  • "🥰"

    By bigpapakoolaid
  • Oh. My. God.

    By theone031300
    I swear to god it’s like reading what my soul needed to hear.
  • Accent

    By castlegirlnow
    The poem “accent” was so meaningful to me. Thank you Rupi for fresh, deep and genuine poetry that touched my soul. I read MILK AND HONEY and THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS back to back. They are books to read and re-read all over again.
  • Loved it!

    By Lady80babii
    Worth every cent.
  • the sun and her flowers

    By Pichi00
    absolutely amazing ! I’m honestly not into books at all whatsoever but with the 20 minutes I have for reading in my 7th period I finished in a week .