In this book of poems, Kaur takes you on a literary ride through five sections. Wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. In these sections, each piece relates to the topic. Kaur takes you on a tour of a particular time of her life and submerges the reader deep into what she is feeling and experiencing.
The style and form of this book is simple. Its written entirely in free verse. No two poems are written in the same form and I think that is what makes this book so unique. Kaur also uses no punctuation and no capital letters which evoke a casual vibe when reading this book. When you flip each page and read deeper and deeper into Kaur’s life, there is no two poems that sound the same. They may contain a similar theme according to which section the poems fall into but no two poems use the same language or form. This is something I admire about Kaur because it is not easy to carry this task off!
I kept turning the pages of this book. Each piece was short enough to leave me wanting more therefore I couldn’t read the page fast enough. The illustrations on the pages were simple but spoke volumes. There were no color to these drawings but the black ink created a deep and dark image.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and look forward to what Kaur will produce in the future.