Urd is about Seselja and Cecilie, two women at each end of the twentieth century. The book also tells the story about the small house on the farm in the west that ties the two destinies together; about the time that runs through the landscape and the people; about children who are born and the visits of death.
The texts flow, simple and clear, in short, concentrated chapters. The poems where Cecilie talks to her unborn children are truly impressive,
and it feels close, ordinary and magical at the same time. Urd has become a book that breathes life into two human fates in the quiet march of history.
In Ruth Lillegraven’s Urd, the threads of fate is spun with great ingenuity and wisdom (…) a little masterpiece.
A brilliant poetry collection (…) The story of Seselja is so strong and wonderful, so grippingly simple in its greatness.