♦ milk and honey is a bestselling collection of poetry by Rupi Kaur. It's collection of about love, loss, trauma, abuse, healing and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. ♦

♥I think it is so beautiful poetry. I would love to share some of my favorite parts from it with you.♥

// the idea that we are
so capable of love
but still choose
to be toxic //

- the hurting/page 19/

//you tell me to quiet down cause
my opinions make me less beautiful
but i was not made with a fire in my belly
so i could be put out
i was not made with a lightness on my tongue
so i could be easy to swallow
i was made heavy
half blade and half silk
difficult to forget and not easy
for the mind to follow//

-the hurting/page 26/

it won’t
be love at
first sight when
we meet it’ll be love
at first remembrance cause
i’ve seen you in my mother’s eyes
when she tells me to marry the type
of man i’d want to raise my son to be like//

- the loving/page 41/

//every revolution
starts and ends
with his lips//

-the loving/page 42/

//you are the faint line
between faith and
blindly waiting
- letter to my future lover//

-the loving/page 46/

//i do not want to have you
to fill the empty parts of me
i want to be full on my own
i want to be so complete
i could light a whole city
and then
i want to have you
cause the two of us combined
could set it on fire//

-the loving/page 53/

//you’ve touched me
without even
touching me//

-the loving/page 58/

//you wrap your fingers
around my hair
and pull
is how you make
music out of me
- foreplay//

-the loving/page 65/

//i need someone
who knows struggle
as well as i do
willing to hold my feet in their lap
on days it is too difficult to stand
the type of person who gives
exactly what i need
before i even know i need it
the type of lover who hears me
even when i do not speak
is the type of understanding
i demand
- the type of lover i need//

- the loving/page 69/

//the next time you
have your coffee black
you’ll taste the bitter
state he left you in
it will make you weep
but you’ll never
stop drinking
you’d rather have the
darkest parts of him
than have nothing//

-the breaking/page 81/

//i am a museum full of art
but you had your eyes shut//

-the breaking/page 92/

//we began
with honesty
let us end
in it too
- us//

- the breaking/page 115/

//the way they
tells you

-the breaking/page 134/

//do not bother holding on to
that thing that does not want you
- you cannot make it stay//

-the healing/page 139/

//perhaps the saddest of all
are those who live waiting
for someone they’re not
sure exists
- 7 billion people//

-the healing/page 147/

in love
with your solitude//

-the healing/page 151/

//there is a difference between
someone telling you
they love you and
them actually
loving you//

-the healing/page 152/

//i like the way the stretch marks
on my thighs look human and
that we’re so soft yet
rough and jungle wild
when we need to be
i love that about us
how capable we are of feeling
how unafraid we are of breaking
and tend to our wounds with grace
just being a woman
calling myself
a woman
makes me utterly whole
and complete//

-the healing/page 159/

//other women’s bodies
are not our battlegrounds//

-the healing/page 166/

//i have
what i have
and i am happy
i’ve lost
what i’ve lost
and i am
- outlook//

-the healing/page 171/

//if the hurt comes
so will the happiness
- be patient//

-the healing/page 173/

//how you love yourself is
how you teach others
to love you//

-the healing/page 177/

//if you are not enough for yourself
you will never be enough
for someone else//

-the healing/page 188/

//your art
is not about how many people
like your work
your art
is about
if your heart likes your work
if your soul likes your work
it’s about how honest
you are with yourself
and you
must never
trade honesty
for relatability
- to all you young poets//

-the healing/page 194/


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