Milk and Honey - Part 4, “the healing”, Section 4 Summary & Analysis

Rupi Kaur
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Poem 170. First person. The speaker/poet suggests that the seeing of beauty “here / does not mean / there is beauty in me,” but rather, that there is beauty in the person seeing (192).

Poem 171 discusses how body hair is meant to be exactly where it is. Drawing: a reclining (sleeping?) nude woman, with suggestions of both armpit and pubic hair, representations of flowers floating above her.

Poem 173. The author / speaker, referring to “you,” emphasizes the importance of love and connecting with people, suggesting nothing else matters.

Poem 174. First person. The author / speaker refers to her determination to be rooted. Title: “grounded”. Drawing: a tree, with its expansive root system.

Poem 175. “you have to stop / searching for why at some point / you have to leave it alone” (196).

Poem 176. “if you are not enough for yourself / you will never be enough / for someone else.” Drawing...

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