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Excerpt: the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur

Canadian poet and illustrator Rupi Kaur’s superb work includes explorations of love, loss, trauma, healing and femininity.

books Updated: Oct 27, 2017 22:50 IST
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Hindustan Times
milk and honey,Canada,love

if i am the longest relationship
of my life
isn’t it time to
nurture intimacy
and love
with the person
i lie in bed with each night

- acceptance

you cannot
walk in and out of me
like a revolviing door
i have too many miracles
Happening inside me
to be your convenient option

- not your hobby

Rupi Kaur ( Baljit Singh; Courtesy Simon & Schuster )

you must see no worth in yourself
if you find me worth less
after you’ve touched me
as if your hands on my body
magnify you
and reduce me to nothing

- worth is not something we transfer

in a dream
I saw my mother
with the love of her life
and no children
it was the happiest i’d ever seen her

- what if

First Published: Oct 27, 2017 22:42 IST