home body By Rupi Kaur - February '22 Review
Rupi Kaur is a powerhouse; the queen of heartfelt, relatable poetry who gets to the very heart of what many of us struggle to put into words. What separates Kaur's poetry from the rest is her ability to convey powerful, fundamental human emotion, and whether or not you're able to relate to some or all of her experiences, she provides the tools for empathy; enabling anyone to see the world through the eyes of someone with a past and present entirely different to their own.
rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself - reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here.
i dive into the well of my body
and end up in another world
everything i need
already exists in me
there’s no need
to look anywhere else
Our Favourite Poem:
i get so lost
in where i want to go
i forget that the place i'm in
is already quite magical
- be here
We're giving this collection of poems 5/5. home body, like Kaur's previous works, is a stunning piece of literature. Although her poetry explores personal themes including abuse, immigration, and relationships, her thoughts on life, wellness, and the mind offers comfort and wisdom akin to that of a seasoned mindfulness practitioner. What Rupi's poetry teaches us is that to live our lives to their fullest capacity, to seek joy and learn to grow and thrive from pain, isn't reserved for a small few, but is accessible to everyone.
We'd also highly recommend her earlier collections, the sun and her flowers, and her very first work; milk and honey.