Roseline Lambert harmonizes the coordinates of a heart that reaches deep into things.
This is a true story that poetry takes apart. A northern book. A book of love. The story of a Quebec anthropologist poet who travels Europe in search of broken lights and her place in the world. She experiences a black winter, a white winter, a white spring and a black spring. She falls in love three times, including with a man between life and death who is losing his memory. Deep in the waters of the black lakes where she bathes in these countries of fjords and rivers—Finland, Montenegro, Albania—her grandmother’s voice accompanies her, reaching back over a century of perseverance. A voice of comfort, a voice that teaches the art of knitting words and not losing colors.
From black and white, let fire emerge under the polar lights.