Apollo’s Scuffle for Hyacinth

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Spike of fragrant hyacinths,
compelling so much so that crawlers, clouds above surrender—
wanton,
glistening in the sun serve to be the reason for a feud
between Zephyrus and I,
Apollo, one of the twelve Olympians—
such audacity, such pomp!
Is that some way for a flower to behave?
In the end, I use your petals for medicinal purposes.
Touché!

 

 

 

Photo credits: Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)

Day Nine ~ Words Count With Mama Zen

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Comments

  1. Snap! We chose the same image! I’m always amazed at the different perspectives poets have on an image. I love that you went back to mythology and the lines:
    ‘Spike of fragrant hyacinths,
    compelling so much so that crawlers, clouds above surrender’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed! I was quite fascinated by your response as well! Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  2. Ellecee says:

    I love this “incident “ in time. Your last lines sum things up nicely😉❣️🙏

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  3. Kerry says:

    An unique referencing of Greek myth, also hyacinth is so redolent of Springtime! Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  4. Ha ha, I especially love your last three lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  5. Lillian says:

    Hah! LOVE those last 3 lines! Clever story line to draw from this illustration. Isn’t it an amazing story to read of this barrier breaking woman in 1699????

    1. Sanaa says:

      It definitely is! Thank you so much, Lillian 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  6. Love the sassy feel of it. Great job!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  7. Jim says:

    I just read about the Greek place of Delphi and the Oracle of Apollo. This helped me a little here.
    Thank you. A good write.
    https://teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/units/1984/2/84.02.02.x.html
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

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