Title : Home Body
Author : Rupi Kaur
Publisher : Simon and Schuster India
Pages : 192
Genre : Poetry
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
Honestly, I had no idea what to expect as I wasn’t familiar with Kaur’s work (yep, guilty!). The poems are rather like little snippets, infusing thoughts that are simple and relatable.
The book is divided into four parts, namely Mind, Heart, Rest and Awake. The poems are placid yet delicate, picking apart the fraying loose ends of our lives.
The verses gradually eased into their respective themes as the pages progressed. I wouldn’t call these exactly novel or original, but they were soothing and pleasing to the mind and the heart.
They were able to bring forth a palpable sense of belonging and understanding that stayed.
If you like reading light poetry, like watching the clouds above fleeting by, then feel free to pick this one up.
4 Stars 🌟