#1 New York’s bestselling author Rupi Kaur started by publishing her poetry on Instagram and now just released her second book “The sun and her flowers”. Back in 2014 she released her first book: "Milk and Honey” which sold over 1.5 million copies and remained on the New York Times bestsellers list for over a year and has been translated into over 30 languages.
Kaur's poetry will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions that you never thought you could experience. You just have to read it to understand it.
She is so talented! Just amazing!
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Read some work she has posted on her social media accounts:
when i was younger there were nights i'd fall asleep sobbing—thinking of what might happen if death came for the people i loved. i was terrified of living in a world without them. cause i hadn’t gotten the chance to show them how much they meant to me. mostly i worried of death coming for my parents. cause our relationship was strained and i'd watched them sacrifice so much. i still worry about it. when i fight with a loved one i think "what if something happens to one of us. will those be our last words". over the past couple years i've tried to reframe death so that the thought of it doesn’t make me fizzle into tears. so i can stop imagining death as this tremendous monster and see it as a natural step in our journeys. this existence isn't meant to be permanent. our stay here is merely a transit-stop as our souls head from one place to another. this is the in-between. when i let go of this permanence and accept that i am but a mere particle in the wind—i feel more at peace. this poem from chapter 5- blooming. page 206 from #thesunandherflowers. there are a few poems in this collection where i contemplate death. and surprisingly—they're some of my favourites.
this was one of the first poems i wrote after some rather tough circumstances in life. i kept blaming myself again. and again. and again. i'm not sure how i got out of it and i'm not sure if i have. but learning to forgive myself and begin loving me. even when everything within me told me no. was one of the first steps i took. hope your monday is giving you bliss ?❤️?