Synnøve Persen: I have included poems from different publications in this collection. My first publications were characterised by short poems, perhaps just a few words. This is naturally related to my linguistic journey back to the universe founded in my childhood. There lies my almost inexhaustible source. It is at the same time a journey into the universe of poetry. To me it also means to open the door into a room which was locked for so long. Now the words float to me as if from a treasure trove, and I can see the inheritance from my forefathers as the greatest wealth I could ever have.