This film captures the life and universe of the Danish poet Pia Tafdrup. She is a multifaceted and contrasted being: A thorny, yet fragile flower, with a constant inner flow of life.

We get a glimpse through a rare crack, where we get to see the innermost creative layers of lava.
On a number of levels, we move through the dangerous, fascinating and challenging work of a poet, as she, as she describes it, ”pays with her life” to create.

Through interviews, visual enlightenments and selected poems, we are taken through the process of the creative mind with vivid earnest and spontaneous humour.