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Born from the neck of his beheaded mother, as her blood soaked the ground, he rose and soared from the gore, a beautiful winged stallion most wondrous and divine among all horses. White – completely white - his wings were that of an angel, and this amazing creature, by soaring to the heavens, transcended the mundane by setting free his mother’s tortured soul. Through history he flew with his name synonymous with wisdom, strength and courage. Creator of Mount Helicon’s four sacred springs, from whence nine water nymphs sprang forth to bless the world, Pegasus unleashed with the stamping of his hooves melodious beauty gushing forth from fountains when his friends the muses sang and poetry came flowing from the heavens down to earth. Pegasus resides now in the heavens. Listen when it thunders. Could those be his stamping hooves you hear? Poetry is flowing to this very day, for Pegasus lives on forevermore shining brightly in the starry skies. April 27, 2017

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Date: 7/9/2017 9:56:00 PM
I love mythology, awesome win :) favs
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Date: 5/21/2017 9:29:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this fine poem on Pegasus my friend. A pleasure to read and note the connection to wisdom and poetry!
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Date: 5/21/2017 2:59:00 AM
Hi Andrea! Nice to see Pegasus with a second surge of life! Congrats on your win! Regards, John.
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Date: 5/21/2017 12:52:00 AM
Very inspiring one. You have dextrously explained in poetic language the influence of Pegasus on poetry from the dawn of civilisation to today's world.
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Date: 5/20/2017 7:51:00 PM
Really good telling of the tale. Pegasus is the symbol of the Kentucky Derby which takes place across the river from us every May. Congratulations, a fine mythological poem.
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Date: 5/20/2017 7:48:00 PM
I see we both rode the winged horse...Congrats on your win
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Date: 5/20/2017 7:29:00 PM
Well done :) Pegasus one of my favorites totally enjoyed, Andrea, congratulations on your win ~*
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Date: 5/8/2017 5:31:00 PM
You are just dang good at this Andrea! I enjoyed this one a lot. - Dean
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Date: 5/1/2017 7:42:00 AM
A lovely tale. Your research shows in this Andrea.
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Date: 4/30/2017 1:43:00 AM
You made me re -look up the story, you have done a wonderful job re-telling, I loved this one Andrea!
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Date: 4/29/2017 1:01:00 PM
What a great way to tell the tale of Pegasus.
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Date: 4/29/2017 8:15:00 AM
A great mythical tale, Andrea, I like the way you told it, especially the poetry part:)
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Date: 4/29/2017 5:33:00 AM
Amazing retelling in rhyme of this mythical story, Andrea. I really enjoyed this piece. +7. Good luck in the Contest. // Barry
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Date: 4/28/2017 5:10:00 PM
Wonderful poem on a great mythological beast. soupmail
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Date: 4/28/2017 8:57:00 AM
I didn't know this story. Poetically rendered and wow what a picture!
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Date: 4/28/2017 3:04:00 AM
The Pegasus is one of my favorite mythical creature,and yes it resembles purity, strength, and courage. Very well rendered Andrea. I too think it now resides in the skies and its thundering hooves can be heard from above.
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Date: 4/28/2017 2:03:00 AM
Lovely piece, Andrea. Great imagery - definitely captures the mythical and fantastical elements of the noble bewinged stallion. So pleased you met the deadline (and impressed you turned it around so quickly - spent a week on my "Dragon"!!). Best of luck! Regards, John.
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Date: 4/27/2017 10:47:00 PM
I love the myth you share of this lovely creature Andrea. Best of luck in the contest. Lovely! 7 ; )
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Date: 4/27/2017 10:09:00 PM
Love it...Beautifully penned Andrea.. A7
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Date: 4/27/2017 8:40:00 PM
Was it Cepheus who rode Pegasus to the heavens? I know his father was Poseidon the god of the sea! A great write, Andrea! Best of luck to you in the contest.
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