Perseus pursued the mortal Gorgon
Elusive Medusa with her head full of snakes
Reticent to cast a glance like others before him
Into her petrifying eyes with their stone-cold stare
Winged sandals gifted by Hermes to fly him to the lair
Immortal Athena supplied a shield his gaze to spare.
Nightfall invisible in his cap he approached
Killing her brutally with his magical sword as she slept
Life extinguished her blood spilled forth from which
Emerged Pegasus the winged horse and his sibling Chrysaor.
Brave and bold as he returned home
Love blossomed with Andromeda.
Uplifted from her sacrificial rock, he gazed upon her
Eyes the colour of periwinkle blue.
©Alison Jean Hankinson
This is a second contribution for d’Verse– Frank’s acrostic.
All images available in public domain-
Perseus with the head of Medusa- Cellini. Perseus en Andromeda. Potter
GhostWorks Texture Competition #50-Texture with thanks to Skeletal Mess
white horse with thanks to venomxbaby.deviantart.com/
angel wings thanks to grannysatticstock.deviantart.com/#/d4gjjl7