60+ Rupi Kaur Love Poems & Quotes From Her Famous Books

Rupi Kaur Love Poems: Sharing with you the love poems of the best-selling poet of Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers.

Rupi Kaur was born on 4 Oct 1992 and is an Indian Born Canadian poet, illustrator, and author. She writes about love, family, heartbreak, racism, sexism, and more.

Her debut book Milk and Honey was published in 2014 and went on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide and spent more than a year on The New York Times Best Seller list. Her second book The Sun and Her Flowers was released in 2017  leading her to be named on the BBC’s 100 Women.

Rupi Kaur Black and White Wallpaper and Photo

People love her words because she writes relatable things and on a sensitive topic, most people can’t put them into words. Not only so, but as a woman, particularly a woman of South Asian descent, she gives a voice to many who don’t have one. As she said in Rolling Stone:

“This name [Kaur] is so important on a bookshelf. That’s the name of every Sikh woman. If I was six years old and I saw this in Barnes and Nobles, I would cry. I would sit there and be like, ‘If she can do it, I can do it.’”

Rupi Kaur Poetry Books

  • Milk and Honey
  • The Sunflower and Her Flowers
  • Home Body

All of Rupi Kaur’s love poems and quotes are stunning but here are some of my favorites included from the book Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers.

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that”
― Rupi Kaur

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“I didn’t leave because
I stopped loving you,
I left because the longer
I stayed the less I loved myself.”
― Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur Poems And Quotes

“i am a museum full of art
but you had your eyes shut”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“do not look for healing
at the feet of those
who broke you”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Poems And Quotes

“you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but i was not made with a fire in my belly so i could be put out i was not made with a lightness on my tongue so i could be easy to swallow i was made heavy half blade and half silk difficult to forget and not easy for the mind to follow”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“The kindest words my father said to me
Women like you drown oceans.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“how you love yourself is
how you teach others
to love you”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Poems And Quotes

“I am water
soft enough
to offer life
tough enough
to drown it away”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes From The Book Milk And Honey

“Every time you
tell your daughter
you yell at her
out of love
you teach her to confuse
anger with kindness
which seems like a good idea
till she grows up to
trust men who hurt her
cause they look so much
like you.”
― Rupi Kaur

“stay strong through your pain
grow flowers from it
you have helped me
grow flowers out of mine so
bloom beautifully
bloom softly
however you need
just bloom”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“i do not want to have you
to fill the empty parts of me
i want to be full on my own

i want to fill so complete
i could light a whole city
and then
i want to have you
cause the two of
us combined
could set
it on fire”
― Rupi Kaur

“people go but how they left always stays”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“Our backs tell stories
no books have the spine to carry”
― Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“for you to see beauty here
does not mean
there is beauty in me
it means there is beauty rooted
so deep within you
you can’t help but
see it everywhere”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“most importantly love
like it’s the only thing you know how
at the end of the day all this
means nothing
this page
where you’re sitting
your degree
your job
the money
nothing even matters
except love and human connection
who you loved
and how deeply you loved them
how you touched the people around you
and how much you gave them”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“what is stronger than the human heart which shatters over and over and still lives”
― Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“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 glow
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”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“you might not have been my first love
but you were the love that made
all other loves seem
― Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes From The Book The Sun And Her Flowers

“You do not just wake up and become the butterfly”
-Growth is a process.”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“you left
and i wanted you still
yet i deserved someone
who was willing to stay”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

“I stand
on the sacrifices
of a million women before me
what can I do
to make this mountain taller
so the women after me
can see farther
– legacy”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

“it isn’t what we left behind
that breaks me
it’s whatever we could’ve built
had we stayed”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“If I’m not the love of your life
I’ll be the greatest loss instead”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

“and here you are living
despite it all”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

“why is it
that when the story ends
we begin to feel all of it”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“you’re everywhere
except right here
and it hurts”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

“the right one does not
stand in your way
they make space for you
to step forward”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

“you ask
if we can still be friends
I explain how a honeybee
does not dream kissing
the mouth of a flower
and then settle for its leaves”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

Rupi Kaur Poems And Quotes About Self-Love

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“it was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.”
― Rupi Kaur

“the very thought of you
has my legs spread apart
like an easel with a canvas
begging for art”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“what i miss most is how you loved me. but what i didn’t know was how you loved me had so much to do with the person i was. it was a reflection of everything i gave you. coming back to me. how did i not see that. how. did i sit here soaking in the idea that no one else would love me that way. when it was i that taught you. when it was i that showed you how to fill. the way i needed to be filled. how cruel i was to myself. giving you credit for my warmth simply because you had felt it. thinking it was you who gave me strength. wit. beauty. simply because you recognized it. as if i was already not these things before i met you. as if i did not remain all these things after you left.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“love will come
and when love comes
love will hold you
love will call your name
and you will melt
sometimes though
love will hurt you but
love will never mean to
love will play no games
cause love knows life
has been hard enough already”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“she was a rose
in the hands of those
who had no intention
of keeping her”
― Rupi Kaur

“The thing about writing is I can’t tell if it’s healing or destroying.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“it takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“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”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“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”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“you must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Best Rupi Kaur Poems On Feminism

“you are the faint line between faith and blindly waiting – letter to my future lover”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“your art
is not about how many people
like your work
your art
is about
if your heart likes your work
if your soul likes your work
it’s about how honest
you are with yourself
and you
must never
trade honesty
for relatability”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“that is the thing about selfish people. they gamble entire beings. entire souls to please their own.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“What am I to you he asks
I put my hands in his lap
and whisper you
are every hope
I’ve ever had
in human form”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“your body is a museum of natural disasters can you grasp how stunning that is”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“i always get myself into this mess.
i always let him tell me i am beautiful and half believe it. i always jump thinking he will catch me at the fall. i am hopelessly a lover, and a dreamer, and that will be the death of me”
― Rupi Kaur

“the world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it
– there is nothing purer than that
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

it won’t
be love at
first sight when
we meet it’ll be love
at first remembrance cause
I’ve seen you in my mother’s eyes
when she tells me to marry the type
of man I’d want to raise my son to be like”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Self Love Poems and Quotes

“I don’t blame you for not knowing how to remain soft with me. sometimes i stay up thinking of all the places you are hurting which you’ll never care to mention. I come from the same aching blood. from the same bone so desperate for attention I collapse in on myself. I am your daughter. i know the small talk is the only way you know how to tell me you love me. cause it is the only way I know how to tell you.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“i am hopelessly
a lover and
a dreamer and
that will be the
death of me”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Short And Long Love Poems

“there is a difference between someone telling you they love you and them actually loving you”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“I’d be lying if I said
you make me speechless
the truth is you make my
tongue so weak it forgets
what language to speak in.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“I was music
but you had your ears cut off”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“you have sadness living in places sadness shouldn’t live”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“don’t mistake
salt for sugar
if he wants to
be with you
he will
it’s that simple”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“i have what i have and i am happy i’ve lost what i’ve lost and i am still happy – outlook”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“when you are broken
and he has left you
do not question
whether you were
the problem was
you were so enough
he was not able to carry it”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“the next time you
have your coffee black
you’ll taste the bitter state he left you in
it will make you weep
but you’ll never
stop drinking
you’d rather have the
darkest parts of him
than have nothing”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

in love
with your solitude”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“If I knew what safety looked like, I would have spent less time falling into arms that were not”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur Love Poems And Quotes

“Let it go, let it leave, let it happen. Nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you anyway.”
― Rupi Kaur

“People say things
meant to rip you in half
but you hold the power to not
turn their words into a knife
and cut yourself”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“my heart woke me crying last night
how can i help i begged
my heart said
write the book”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“I could be anything in the world but I wanted to be his”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

“I hardened under the last loss. it took something human out of me. I used to be so deeply emotional I’d crumble on demand. but now the water has made its exit. of course, I care about the ones around me. I’m just struggling to show it. a wall is getting in the way. I used to dream of being so strong nothing could shake me. now. i am. so strong. that nothing shakes me. and all i dream is to soften.”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

“I am sending my love to your eyes. may they always see goodness in people. and may you always practice kindness. may we see each other as one. may we be nothing short of in love with everything the universe has to offer. and may we always stay grounded. rooted. our feet planted firmly onto the earth.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“isn’t it such a tragic thing. when you can see it so clearly but the other person doesn’t.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“you are in the habit
of co-depending
on people to
make up for what
you think you lack
who tricked you
into believing
another person
was meant to complete you
when the most they can do is complement”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“I am
made of water
of course, I am emotional”
― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

What are your favorites Rupi Kaur Love Poems?

Rupi Kaur is one of the best poets of the 21st century. Her words not only capture the heart of the readers but also motivate young women to be brave and independent. Her poems also focus on women’s bodies and how this society is forming a new definition of being beautiful.

Rupi Kaur’s love poems and quotes will make you think about the meaning of life and help you to look at your life from a new point of view. Her poems are not just words, they are the things most people are suffering from or running from in daily life.

These Rupi Kaur poems and quotes will stay with you throughout your life and make you realize that you are one of the most important human beings in the world. We hope you will love reading these quotes and poems as much as we enjoyed sharing them with you.

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