Three Short Poems

In Vento et Rapida Aqua
Even if her words could be written
on wind and rapid water,
they were seductive and sussurant—
and electric. I sought her
again and again, wanting to be bitten
again, to feel the current.

Dan Rather: quite
the blatherskite.

Ski to Die
It sure looked like trouble
as we watched him start to schuss
his way down the double
diamond slopes. Bill was no wuss!


  1. I declare those the greatest poems ever!

  2. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    That Rapida Aqua one grabbles me right in the heart. Hui!

  3. Catullus

    The great trinity of Roman snipers captured by that other great American sniper – Brianus Jobenium!

    I second Angelico on that first one. Masterful – and lethal for its razor’s edge. Another 30 or so more of those and you’ll be ready to put your libellum together…


  4. Quin Finnegan says

    Thanks all! I’m fairly well soaked in the light, humorous stuff … actually, it’s not even all that funny. Amusing, maybe. To me, anyway.

    But hang out in the rain long enough and you might get struck by lightening. And that’s as big a bite as ever given by Cynthia or Lesbia.

  5. Quin Finnegan says

    I should have provided this link, and maybe this one as well. Bill “Ski to Die” Johnson won the Gold at Sarajevo in 1984.

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