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Girl Boss Extraordinaire: Rupi Kaur

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Rupi Kaur is shaking the world of poetry. Although she might not be for everyone, she doesn’t claim or try to be – I love that. Whether you enjoy her poems or not, you’ve got to admit you’d never read anything like it before. Like a breath of fresh air, her art combines visuals and rhythm in a simplicity that rejuvenates our minds.

outlook – milk and honey

Ever since reading milk and honey, I was personally blown away by the amount of wisdom and magic in such a tiny poetry book. By the time I reached the last page, I was in love with Rupi’s writing style, life outlook, and strength. And couldn’t wait for more of her poems.

At just 21, Kaur has already published three poetry books that use repetition, consonance, and alliteration to stunning effect. She understands on a visceral level something elegant about the shapes of letters, making our ubiquitous Times New Roman font surprising again by playing with its roundness, its potential for contrast. It is no surprise that each of her books has earned New York Times Bestseller notoriety.

So, it is with overwhelming admiration for her genius that I share some of my favorite poems of hers with you readers today. Enjoy!

I know, right? I want more too.

Thanks, Rupi,

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My Favorite Quotes of All Time

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Quotes from talented people are always soothing to read. (They also look beautiful in journal spreads.) The best quotes are those that resonate with you moves for a long time after you’ve read it. Over the years, I’ve saved a few of my favorite ones and wanted to share their wisdom with you. Might I suggest reading these quotes with a cup of tea or coffee?

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Unknown

Even after all this time, the sun never says to the Earth, “you owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky.”

Hafiz

He said “Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

Roald Dahl

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

Neil Gaiman

Maybe the little things that you actually consider your weakness are actually the things that most people treasure most about you. Maybe you hate that you care too much… Or that you wear your heart on your sleeve… But seriously, some people think that’s the best damn thing about you. We all have different little things that make up who we are, we don’t need to change those things, but we can choose who we share them with.

The Little Things

What if grass is greener on the other side,

Because it’s always raining there,

Where the ones who never fail to give,

Hardly have enough to spare,

Where the people with the broadest smiles,

Have pillows filled with tears,

And the bravest ones you’ve ever known,

Are crippled by their fears,

It’s filled with lonely people,

But they’re never seen alone,

Where those that lack real shelter,

Make you feel the most at home,

Maybe their grass looks greener,

Because they’ve painted on its hue,

Just remember from the other side,

Your grass looks greener too.

e.h.

She said, “I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.

John Steinbeck

At first, people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done – then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

I hope you enjoyed these quotes as much as I do. Feel free to comment down below some of your own personal favorite quotes.