Ferdinand L Quintos

(October 18,1942 / Bayambang, Pangasinan, Philippines)

A Night On Mt. Olympus


As the gods silently slept
On imposing Mt. Olympus,
So surreptitiously I crept
And awakened goddess Venus.

She gave me a big red apple,
Then she asked me to have a bite,
And, by the gods, did I tremble
With a strange torrid delight.

With gentleness I pushed ajar
Her wide chamber’s rose-colored door,
I saw an ark full of nectar
And deep within me flowed ardor.

I drew aside the golden veil
And sipped the nectar in the ark,
All of a sudden I did feel
Love’s mysteriously sweet spark.

Submitted: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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