The Thomas Jefferson Building: A Virtual Tour of the Library of Congress

The Members of Congress Room
Red Ceiling Panel - Light of Poetry

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The red panel, the third color of the spectrum, represents the Light of Poetry. In the center of the panel, Poetry is mounted on Pegasus, holding a torch in one hand while reaching toward the light of the ideal. The background figures portray the afterglow of Tradition and Mythology. The cherubs depict Tragedy and Comedy, Lyric Poetry, Pastoral Poetry, and Fable.

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