A pink hyacinth.
The fragrance from a single pot of hyacinth scents my whole house.
It is almost too much of a good thing.
Hyacinth was a beautiful youth
loved by both the god Apollo and the West Wind, Zephyr.
Apollo and Hyacinth took turns at throwing the discus.
Hyacinth ran to catch it to impress Apollo,
but was struck by the discus as it fell to the ground, and died.
A twist in the tale makes the wind god
Zephyrus responsible for the death of Hyacinth.
The youth's beauty caused a feud
between Zephyrus and Apollo.
Jealous that Hyacinth preferred the
radiant archery god Apollo,
Zephyrus blew Apollo's discus off course,
so as to injure and kill Hyacinth.
Apollo did not allow Hades to claim Hyacinth.
Instead, Apollo made a flower,
from Hyacinth's spilled blood.
The myth of Hyacinth inspired an opera by Mozart
called Apollo and Hyacinth.