more than two decades of ski writing, ski teaching, and ski publishing by Lito Tejada-Flores

Ski Writing

          Day by Day


Day by day the subtle drifts

extend their sway, envelop

the entire earth, deeper

& higher, while we play

at skiing or at teaching

others how to ski, & floating

above the earth we find

new ways of stopping time.


The mind too begins to grow

subtler day by day, night

after night, pale gray

thoughts on paler white.

Only the mind can fly & then

when skis & skier fail

bring us back to earth again.