Poised on a plinth is a Hyacinth
Stained Periwinkle blue by a Lachrymose sun
bid farewell to a radiant land clad in a garland
of Forget-Me-Nots and Morning Glories
soon to become living legend, one recounted in Ovid’s stories
The tears of Apollo stained the newly formed flower’s petals with the sign of his grief when he lost his beloved partner Hyacinth who lost his life to an accident of Zephyrus’ design.