quivering, swirling, tapping

Festal pyrotechnics

cotton dress swirling

his foot tapping

boy on guitar girl on violin

busking to intensely alive

international appreciation

just before midnight

still thirty degrees

but it's their warmth and

ease everybody's

noticed and slowed to

semi-circle standing for

shyly humming along

to the tune


A mildly drunk admirer

steps a touch too close but

feeling the little crowd's

protective bristle sobering

swiftly allowing neck hairs

to settle only to rise

again in happier response

to now plaintive now playful

violin voice quivering

ducking and diving

laughing and thriving

delightfully playing

wide eyed celebration

beneath the full moon


Poreč, Croatia

July 2016