Tucked in by a dozen dogs

Inexhaustible barking at the moon

Dreams convincing clear


Sweet morning sun to wake you

Breathe the air of it

Sun stretching beyond your reach


Bright vibrant verdure

Soaking in the light of God

Buzzing over the fields


Let the heat surround you

All of you sweating

Cool water cool


Albania is a rare hospitality

Smiles met with smiles

A kind stranger


A walk after dark

Telling stories

Telling truths


Hand under your elbow

Guiding as you walk close together

Insistent, sure, kind, direct


A generous plate of food

Prepared by tired friends

“Leave the dishes for me”