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The Hippogriff

A poem by Beverly Stock.

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Biologists are prone to sniff,

At the mention of the Hippogriff.

In evolution’s plan, they say,

There is no place for such as they.


In Harry Potter’s world, there are,

Even though they are bizarre.

A horse with wings would not have more

Than two legs, and this beast has four.


Well, I, for one, am glad to waive

His two front legs, his wings to save

I’d even sell Harry Potter’s autograph,

If I could own one, Hippogriff.


My version of “The Hyppogriff” is inspired by the words and images of Oliver Herford’s poem of the same name in the public domain.


The Hippogriff, or sometimes spelled hippogryph, is a legendary creature with the front half of an eagle and the hind half of a horse. Ludovico Ariosto invented the Hippogriff at the beginning of the 16th century. https://www.wizardingworld.com/features/pottermore-guide-to-hippogriffs


 

Beverly Stock is an American poet who delights in creating poetry that asks big questions about small moments, and inspires readers to revisit the little memories we so often overlook. Her work has been published by The Society of Classical Poets, The Chained Muse, Persimmon Tree, and LightenUp Online, in the UK. Visit BeverlyStockPoetry.com and BeverlyStockPoetry on Facebook.

The Hippogriff

© 2022 Beverly Stock

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