It snowed yesterday, on the Troodos mountains;
everything was frozen, including some fountains.
It was well below zero but the kids did not care;
they sledged and they skied in the rarefied air.
On Mount Olympus there are four ski slopes
on which young beginners can learn the ropes
but it was far too late for an old fogey like me
who of downhills or slaloms is not a devotee.
So my friend and I went to a mountain bothy
to savour chocolate that was hot and frothy.
Inside the log cabin and away from the snow
we sat by a warm fire and felt a nice glow.
© Luigi Pagano 2017