Chapter 3 of book 2, from the “Honor Among Kin” section, is one of my all-time favorite chapters in Kristin Lavransdatter. When Callie Feyen introduced me to a form called the bio poem, I realized I needed to write about Bjarne, the poor woman whose grave Kristin robs in order to save Simon’s son Andres.
It’s Kristin’s moment to enter eternity. As she undertakes her errand (of witchcraft? superstition? faith?) she is changed … forever.
Read the poem at Project Redux: