Plant a seed in the ground, water carefully and wait. Let a child grow in the mother's womb and wait for it to be born. Anna Ospelt describes these elementary processes in her inimitable poetic way. Explorations of the child, the garden, the trees and birds intertwine to form a powerful text about life's beginnings. Ever-present is the social question: What does becoming a mother mean for a woman today, and for her work--in the author's case, her writing?
"Frühe Pflanzung" is a sensitive investigation of parenthood and an idiosyncratic observation of nature.