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« Topic Start: October 13, 2009, 08:38:56 pm »

I recently wrote a retelling of the brief romance of Apollo and Hyacinthus of Sparta in a poem form. I thought I would put it up here to see what you all thought. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed! Thank you for your time my fellow Hellenismos!


Ballad To Hyacinthus

Muscular son of Sparta,

O boy of surpassing beauty.

It was you who ensnared the affections

of Shining Apollo of the silver bow.

His love you happily requited,

O man of strength and will.

It was you who leaned the arts

of Far-shooting Apollo on that discus field.

The jealousy of winds you inspired,

O unhappy one of two lovers.

It was you who scorned the advances

of Zephyrus in favor of your Lord Apollo.

Retribution had to be taken,

O star-crossed beloved of the Bright one.

It was you the discus came for

Thrown off its course by highest wind.

Despairing son of Zeus,

O Lord of surpassing beauty.

It was you whose heart was broken

As your own thrown disc cracked the skull

of your lover Hyacinthus.

Not all was lost that fateful day,

O creator of things fair and delightful.

It was you who made a mortal son of Lykrugos

immortal with your art,

his petals anew you stained with tears:

Ai, Ai.

Alas, alas, my love.
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« Reply #1: October 13, 2009, 10:44:32 pm »

I recently wrote a retelling of the brief romance of Apollo and Hyacinthus of Sparta in a poem form. I thought I would put it up here to see what you all thought. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed! Thank you for your time my fellow Hellenismos!

Considering I can't write poetry at all, I can only say that I like it.
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« Reply #2: October 15, 2009, 09:01:38 pm »

Considering I can't write poetry at all, I can only say that I like it.
Hah, that's ok, not all of us are writers. (honestly, i really more of a prose guy)

Glad you liked it though! I shall take the compliment as highest praise.
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« Reply #3: February 21, 2010, 03:10:25 pm »

I recently wrote a retelling of the brief romance of Apollo and Hyacinthus of Sparta in a poem form. I thought I would put it up here to see what you all thought. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed! Thank you for your time my fellow Hellenismos!


Ballad To Hyacinthus

Muscular son of Sparta,

O boy of surpassing beauty.

It was you who ensnared the affections

of Shining Apollo of the silver bow.

His love you happily requited,

O man of strength and will.

It was you who leaned the arts

of Far-shooting Apollo on that discus field.

The jealousy of winds you inspired,

O unhappy one of two lovers.

It was you who scorned the advances

of Zephyrus in favor of your Lord Apollo.

Retribution had to be taken,

O star-crossed beloved of the Bright one.

It was you the discus came for

Thrown off its course by highest wind.

Despairing son of Zeus,

O Lord of surpassing beauty.

It was you whose heart was broken

As your own thrown disc cracked the skull

of your lover Hyacinthus.

Not all was lost that fateful day,

O creator of things fair and delightful.

It was you who made a mortal son of Lykrugos

immortal with your art,

his petals anew you stained with tears:

Ai, Ai.

Alas, alas, my love.
I like your poem, is beautifull. I wrote a poem to Apollo when I travelled to Delphi in 2006, and I read my poem to god.
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