My Type of Ambiance

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Hey guys!

It’s another Monday morning and I had a very weird weekend (you can’t even begin to imagine). So before now, you probably might not have known that I’m a huge lover of art of any form. Thankfully, I came across someone whose work is a good way to start your mornings, afternoons and evenings. Her work has this ambiance, it’s simply brilliant. I’m talking about Rupi Kaur.

Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet. Her work has been at the forefront of a new genre of social-media genre of short and easily accessible poetry. You could call it Instapoetry.

So I felt I should be generous enough to bless you all with her work today. These are just a few of my favorite quotes from both her books, enjoy:

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.”

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”

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

“I am a museum full of art
but you had your eyes shut

“Do not look for healing
at the feet of those
who broke you”

“if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise”

“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.”

“The kindest words my father said to me
Women like you drown oceans.”

“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.”

“I am water, soft enough
to offer life
tough enough
to drown it away”

“how you love yourself is
how you teach others
to love you”

“stay strong through your pain
grow flowers from it
you have helped me
grow flowers out of mine so
bloom beautifully
dangerously
loudly
bloom softly
however you need
just bloom”

“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”

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

“people go but how they left always stays”

“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.”

“he placed his hands
on my mind
before reaching
for my waist
my hips
or my lips
he didn’t call me
beautiful first
he called me
exquisite “

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

“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”

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, i shatter”

“you might not have been my first love
but you were the love that made
all other loves seem
irrelevant”

“The thing about writing is I can’t tell if it’s healing or destroying.”

“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”

“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.”

“the world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it.”

“fall
in love
with your solitude”

“i have what i have and i am happy i’ve lost what i’ve lost and i am still happy” – outlook

“i am hopelessly
a lover and
a dreamer and
that will be the
death of me.”

“Apparently it is ungraceful of me
to mention my period in public
cause the actual biology
of my body is too real

it is okay to sell what’s
between a woman’s legs
more than it is okay to
mention its inner workings

the recreational use of
this body is seen as
beautiful while
its nature is
seen as ugly.”

“my heart woke me crying last night
how can i help i begged
my heart said
write the book.”

“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.”

“Do not bother holding onto the thing that does not want you.” —–you cannot make it stay.

“The thing about having an alcoholic parent is that an alcoholic parent does not exist- simply an alcoholic who could not stay sober long enough to raise their kids.”

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

“The thing worth holding onto would not have let go.”

Uh, I told you she’s brilliant and I share only the good stuff. So today there would be no beginning and ending quote. We already have so many quotes as it is. So the names of her books are “Milk and Honey” and “The Sun and its flowers”. I genuinely think it’s something worth reading. So feel free to leave a comment below. Byeeee!

Xoxo,

Soma🌺

2 COMMENTS

  1. Wow! Wow!! Wow!!!.
    First time am actually opening this to read from beginning to the end…

    Honey you are good,hope you take this to the next level cos this is awesome…

  2. In the immortal words of Marcus Aurelius “Dwell in the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

    Thanks, poetry makes sense now.

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