A couple of weeks ago, I rented a car and drove with some friends to Matka Canyon in Macedonia and Rugova Gorge in Kosovo. It was glorious. Cars are wonderful things.
(Here are bits of a poem I wrote last week)
We shake too much.
That’s our problem.
The rental car
There’s a canyon just outside the city.
“Let’s go” I said.
You wove the car through narrow roads,
following the Macedonian signs.
There was a mosque
(with double minorets!).
You braked so I could take a picture.
The canyon was cold.
We walked the path along the water’s edge
stopping every few feet to gape at the mountains
“Around one more bend!” we said,
over and over again.
You like to have a destination,
The rental’s tire was shaky
so we turn back too soon
before we reach the valley,
and before we reach the wild fields that slope out of Kosovo
and roll eventually into Montenegro
But the canyon is enough for me,
Because it is just cold enough
to make me shake.
I’m going to be traveling in England and a tiny bit in Paris over the next two weeks! Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@elizabeth_ee) if you want to keep up with my adventures :) Happy holidays and happy travels!