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The best poems from ‘Milk and Honey’ by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey is a poetry book written by Rupi Kaur. It’s so amazing, inspirational, deep and real. I haven’t really been one for poetry until just recently, so this was definitely a great read to help encourage me to read more poems. There are so many amazing poems in this book, but here are  just a few I personally loved the most, in no particular order…

“if you were born with

the weakness to fall

you were born with

the strength to rise”

 

how is it so easy for you

to be kind to people he asked

milk and honey dripped

from my lips as i answered

cause people have not 

been kind to me

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“she was a rose

in the hands of those

who had no intention of keeping her”

 

“it takes grace

to remain kind

in cruel situations”

 

“your body

is a museum

of natural disasters

can you grasp how

stunning that is”

 

“accept yourself

as you were designed”

 

“if the hurt comes

so will the happiness”

 

“love is not cruel

we are cruel

love is not a game

we have made a game

out of love”

 

“we are all born

so beautiful

the greatest tragedy is

being convinced we are not”

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“most importantly love

like it’s the only thing you know how

at the end of the day all this

means nothing

this page

where you’re sitting

your degree

your job

the money

nothing even matters

except love and human connection

who you loved

and how deeply you loved them

how you touched the people around you

and how much you gave them”              

(this one’s in bold because it’s my favourite lol)

 

“i have

what i have

and i am happy

i’ve lost

what i’ve lost

and i am

still

happy

outlook

 

“you look at me and cry

everything hurts

i hold you and whisper

but everything can heal

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“you were a dragon long before

he came around and said

you could fly

you will remain a dragon

long after he’s left”

 

“perhaps the saddest of all

are those who live waiting

for someone they’re not

sure exists

7 billion people

 

he isn’t coming back

whispered my head

he has to

sobbed my heart

willing

 

“you treat them like they

have a heart like yours

but not everyone can be as

soft and as tender

you don’t see the

person they are

you see the person

they have the potential to be

you give and give till

they pull everything out of you

and leave you empty”

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“the one who arrives after you

will remind me love is

supposed to be soft

he will taste

like the poetry

i wish i could write”

 

“nothing is safer

than the sound of you

reading out loud to me

the perfect date

 

“i know i

should crumble

for better reasons

but have you seen

that boy he brings

the sun to its

knees every

night”

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“my favourite thing about you is your smell

you smell like

earth

herbs

gardens

a little more

human than the rest of us”

 

what am i to you he asks

i put my hands in his lap

and whisper you

are every hope

i’ve ever had

in human form

 

“there is no bigger illusion in the world

than the idea that a woman will

bring dishonor into a home

if she tries to keep her heart

and her body safe”

 

 

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A 19-year-old girl from The Valleys, who's obsessed with Disney.

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