• Home Body


    Home Body Rupi Kaur Book Quotes Ally Brennan Blog PoetryHome Body—Rupi Kaur

    Year Read: 2021


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    Favorite Quotes:


    after feeling disconnected

    for so long

    my mind and body are finally

    coming back to each other

    -home body


    sex is a way for people to

    transcend into each other

    and come apart

    a beautiful earthy expression


    it feels like i’m watching my life happen through a fuzzy television screen. i feel far away from this world. almost foreign in this body.


    my body is the map of my life


    cry it. walk it. write it. scream it. dance it

    out of your body.


    what we lived through

    is living in us


    i want a standing ovation

    for every person who

    wakes up and moves toward the sun


    i wrap my holy legs

    around his heavy head

    and let his tongue swim

    toward salvation



    there are years in me

    that have not slept


    i excavate my life

    package it up

    sell it to the world

    and when they ask for more

    i dig through bones

    trying to write poems


    the land sprawled its limbs

    and said put your feet up

    the trees said we will give you life

    the air said breathe me in

    the earth said

    take care of what takes care of you

    and we turned our backs on all of them



    being the loudest on earth’s playground

    doesn’t make us any more

    important than

    the dirt we crush beneath our feet

    we are nothing except air

    and fire and water and soil

    we are a people

    who forget what we are made of

    a people who talk about the weather

    as if it’s mundane and not magic

    as if the oceans

    are not holy water

    as if the sky

    is not a vision


    i’m a new person every month

    always becoming and unbecoming

    only to become again

    our fuller selves are not off in the future

    they’re right here

    in the only moment that exists


    i will be searching for answers my whole life

    not because i’m a half-formed thing

    but because i’m brilliant enoughtokeepgrowing

    everything necessary to live a vivid life

    already exists in me


    but magic doesn’t move like that

    your rushing is

    suffocating the masterpieces

    baking inside you

    your job is to

    show up for the process

    be patient and when it’s time

    the universe will use you again


    on days you can’t hear yourself

    slow down to

    let your mind and body

    catch up to each other

    – stillness


    you are one person

    but when you move

    an entire community

    walks through you

    – you go nowhere alone


    the world is changing

    can you feel it

    undressing itself


    isn’t it funny how you can

    occupy a space without

    being in touch with it


    there is a conversation

    happening inside you

    pay deep attention

    to what your inner world

    is saying


    i dive into the well of my body

    and end up in another world

    everything i need

    already exists in me

    there’s no need

    to look anywhere else

    – home


    i will never have

    this version of me again

    let me slow down

    and be with her

    – always evolving


    your beauty is undeniable

    but everything sacred and ancient

    in you

    is even more stunning