The Red City
With The Red City Lars Amund Vaage has written a rich, complex work of poetry, which radiates great tenderness for the different dimensions of existence. The poet takes us on a journey into and backwards in time. He is visited by the dead, by his mother and father. Music has an important role in the life of the poet, and we see him at the piano as a child, a young man and an adult. The poems are related to music as something else and perhaps more lasting then words. Music also becomes a image of the wonder and complexity of life, the beauty that we find in the shadows of death.