Milk and Honey Summary | GradeSaverMilk and Honey stylized as milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose by Rupi Kaur. The collection is about survival. It is divided into four chapters, with each chapter serving a different purpose. Violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity are prevalent themes. Milk and Honey was published on November 4, This poetry collection was sold over 2.
ASMR- Soft-Spoken Reading of "Milk and Honey"
milk and honey: the hurting
Tori Hollenbeck , Staff Writer May 11, For the readers who have been through the same or similar experiences, reading this helps show them that they are not alone and that their feelings are normal and valid. In this section of Milk and Honey , Rupi Kaur tells of her chilling experiences with sex ual assault and her very broken family dynamic, especially her relationship, or lack thereof, with her father. In this piece of the book, Kaur paints a beautiful picture of all different forms of love, including motherly love, infatuation, intimacy, the feeling of being loved by someone, as well as what she hopes to have in a lover. This part of the book gives the reader a good grasp on the way it feels to have your heart broken, either by way of a breakup, being used, having your emotions toyed with, experiencing unrequited love, having to let someone go, missing someone, not seeing what someone was or what their intentions were until it was too late, or not being appreciated. Overall, Milk and Honey is a fantastic book.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. In several poems she dives into her relationship with rape versus sex versus love, and the lack of autonomy she feels she has over her own body. The next section, the loving , explores the speakers seemingly new and fulfilling relationship. A recurring theme in this chapter is self-love. Several of the poems explore the theme of her relationship complementing the love she has found for herself. The tone shifts in the breaking as the speaker explores the darkness and complexities of a deteriorating relationship. She dives into the differences between needing and wanting someone, as well as truly loving someone versus being accustomed to them.
Her poems, no matter their length, touch on multiple pressure points. But they never were. They were only forgotten. And so, when this happens Rupi has fulfilled her goal. Grey, windy and below zero, the air had a bite to it and was only getting worse as snow began to fall. Winter blues took me as its prisoner.