Not Quite Pegasus

bald eagle on flight near rock formation
Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on

There once was an obstinate fellow who tried
to create a flying horse with genetics.
The idea was roundly denounced and decried
but the fellow ignored all of his critics;
he proclaimed his genius would not be denied!
He crossed a hawk and a horse, tried a few tricks,
and waited; at last on an October morn
a baby hawk with a mane and hoofs was born.

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This form is a Strambotto Toscano. It has eight lines of 11 syllables each.

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