the sun and her flowers

the sun and her flowers

Rupi’s long-awaited second collection of poetry, the sun and her flowers, is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year  they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom

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'the sun and her flowers' is a play on the word 'sunflowers', which inspired many of the poems in this collection. Sunflowers are known to follow the sun. When the sun rises, their heads also rise. When the sun sets, flowers bow their heads, anticipating the sun's return.
In 'the sun and her flowers', Rupi shifts from the very rigid design elements she established in 'milk and honey'. She introduces colour into her visual world. The bees from 'milk and honey' have now pollinated, leaving behind a field of lush colour.
This cover is inspired by traditional botanical art. But instead of leaning completely in that direction, the illustration is kept geometric and minimal to give a fresh and modern feel.
Traditionally, books are first published in hardcover, and their paperback version comes out about a year later. Rupi wanted her books to be accessible for her readers and fought to release them as paperbacks first.
In this collection, Rupi draws parallels between nature, romantic love, and universal energy. For her, the three are synonymous. The flower and title symbolize these themes.
A cream paper stock replaces the pure white Rupi chose for her previous book. This is intended to provide a warmer reading experience.
Forest friendly paper.
When making the illustrations, Rupi reads the poem and typically, sketches the first image that comes to mind. She then draws the sketch digitally.
Rupi uses a poem to tell readers about the journey of this book. This poem also shares the name of the 5 chapters inside: wilting, falling, rooting, rising, blooming.