One line by Mila Haugová still echoes in my mind: "Stepping over a dead man the woman goes on to seek love." Her poetry is both Penelopean and Odyssean. It is Penelopean because it is waiting within its own world, connecting the first alpha-female with the last woman in herself - her daughter. And Odyssean because it undertakes a journey that is commanded by emotion. Beloved person being the landscape, language being the ship and the gift of connection representing the ultimate miracle. However, her attempt to record the epos of love completely paradoxically gives the impression of being fragmentary. In her palimpsest Haugová conveys the same message: Love each other, there is nothing more. Love alone will help you to overcome all obstacles.