“Weiter” is “further”or “continue” in German. Our camper van’s name is a play on this…


From the undulating Elba
to the port-pocked Rhine,
we ferry our camper
down to the sea
in no time.

We find the dunes
just as we left them,
swirling softly under the moon.
And lie down in summer grasses,
and float on soon.

Where we’ll be next time we wake,
neither of us knows.
Free in love and place and time,
to go where the wind blows.

So soft the curling dunes at night,
so sweet your pillow-chest.
I’ve never played so long and hard,
or gotten so much rest.