10 Rupi Kaur Poems That Will Put You In Your Feelings For Sure

This post is written and published by: Jelle Schutte, the Netherlands

Hi reader,
This blog post is gonna be about 10 of Rupi Kaur her best poems. First of all I will tell you a little bit more about the author of these two wonderful books full of poems.

Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said—draw your heart out. Rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. After completing her degree in rhetoric studies she published her first collection of poems milk and honey in 2014. The internationally acclaimed collection sold well over a million copies gracing the New York times bestsellers list every week for over a year. It has since been translated into over thirty languages. Her long-awaited second collection ‘the sun and her flowers’ was published in 2017.


what is stronger
than the human heart
which shatters over and over
and still lives


don’t mistake
salt for sugar
if he wants to
be with you
he will
it’s that simple


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


we are all born
so beautiful

the greatest tragedy is
being convinced we are not


the apology
never comes
when it is wanted
and when it comes
it is neither wanted
nor needed

you are too late

i am water

soft enough
to offer life
tough enough
to drown it away


the next time he
points out the
hair on your legs is
growing back remind
that boy your body
is not his home
he is a guest
warn him to
never outstep
his welcome again


i don’t know what living a balanced life feels like
when i am sad
i don’t cry, i pour
when i am happy
i don’t smile, i beam
when i am angry
i don’t yell, i burn
the good thing about
feeling in extremes
is when i love
i give them wings
but perhaps
that isn’t
such a good thing
cause they always
tend to leave and
you should see me
when my heart is broken
i don’t grieve
i shatter 


did you think i was a city
big enough for a weekend getaway
i am the town surrounding it
the one you’ve never heard of
but always pass through
the are no neon lights here
no skyscrapers or statues
but there is thunder
for i make bridges tremble
i am not street meat i am homemade jam
thick enough to cut the sweetest thing your lips will touch
i am not police sirens i am the crackle in a fireplace
i’d burn you and you wouldn’t take take your eyes off me
cause i’d look so beautiful doing it you’d blush
i am not a hotel room. i am home.
i am not the whiskey you want
i am the water you need
don’t come here with expectations
and try to make a vacation out of me


the way they
tells you


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