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Mainstream, VOL LIX No 32, New Delhi, July 24, 2021

The Winged Horse | Badri Raina

Friday 23 July 2021, by Badri Raina

July 22, 2021

Pegasus, the winged horse,
Sprang from Medusa’s blood,
When Perseus, the virtuous,
Detached the wicked Gorgon’s head.

Next it flew to the firmament,
And became a constellation bright,
Loved of Zeus, the all-mighty,
For spreading sweetness and light.

Think what in our fallen times
Has become of Pegasus;
Turned into a poisoned beep,
He is made to spy on us.

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