Poems to Heal the Heart
A collection of touching poems by Rupi Kaur that delve deeply into love, loss, trauma, healing and womanhood.

Twenty-seven-year-old Rupi Kaur has a gift with words. The young poet throws them together with an intensity that will destabilise your brick walls, and turn you upside down. Her poetry centred on the themes of love, loss, abuse, survival and womanhood, has given the art of being poetic a new lease on life. She has captured the hearts of today’s youth, with already one and a half million followers on Instagram.

The Indian-born Canadian poet and artist self-published her debut poetry collection, Milk and Honey, in 2014. It went on to sell more than half a million copies and became a New York Times bestseller this year, translated into over 30 languages. Her long-awaited second collection of poetry, The Sun and Her Flowers, is just about to be released.  Enjoy this journey through her incredible words.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom ~ Rupi Kaur

Poetry Collection

Rupi writes courageously about her personal experiences with a potent urgency that speaks to people all over the world. Notable writers that she admires are Kahlil Gibran, Alice Walker, and Sharon Olds. She also draws inspiration from Sikh scriptures in her writing and her life.

Here is a collection of Rupi’s poems accompanied by her own beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations:

Loneliness

Loneliness

All You Own is Yourself

All you own is yourself

Home

Home

To Love

To love

The Human Heart

The human heart

Where the Satisfaction Lives

Where the satisfaction lives

First Generation Immigrant

First generation immigrant

The Type of Lover I Need

The type of lover I need

Legacy

Legacy

Here You Are

Here you are
Poetry by Rupi Kaur, from her collections, Milk and Honey, and The Sun and Her Flowers.
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Shedrach
Shedrach
2 years ago

It will be great

CJ
CJ
2 years ago

Break me and put me back together again is a tad dramatic and presumptuous. but I truly appreciate these love guided nudgins.’ in this present world of generally more heat than light, and rhetorical bombast, they shine! Thank you all, for what all you do! The world needs this, more than ever. Awaken! All.

Cherish
Cherish
2 years ago

Beautiful

Francis Loh
Francis Loh
2 years ago

It’s sum up everyone life,esp the one who starting to grow up as if a flower !

Jennifer
Jennifer
2 years ago

Imazing. I love each words.

Charlie
Charlie
1 year ago

I enjoy them. It’s too bad I can’t print them out to share.

Kara
Kara
1 year ago

Beautiful

Cornelia
Cornelia
1 year ago

Beautiful

Ela
Ela
1 year ago

Nice…
“All you own is Yourself”

Reader 1
Reader 1
1 year ago

I love this!

Archana prabhu
Archana prabhu
1 year ago

Beautiful expressions! Soaking in its wisdom

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1 year ago
Reply to  Archana prabhu

They are lovely, aren’t they? Glad you enjoyed them Archana 🙂

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Gabriel Blackie
Gabriel Blackie
1 year ago

I love each and every line thanks very much

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1 year ago

We are so glad to hear that! Much love from Team UPLIFT.

Maureen
Maureen
11 months ago

To say so much with so few words! Wonderful.
MUST share with my daughters.

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10 months ago
Reply to  Maureen

So happy you enjoyed it Maureen 🙂 Thank you for reading.

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Win Jeavons
Win Jeavons
10 months ago

I love them, need to save for re reading

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10 months ago
Reply to  Win Jeavons

So glad you like them Win 🙂 Thank you for reading.

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Linda
Linda
10 months ago

Unusual perceptions & perspectives. A refreshing
way to look at life.

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9 months ago
Reply to  Linda

Glad it evoked something in you Linda 🙂 Thanks so much for reading.

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