Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ovid's Daphne and Apollo

The lofty archer from the skies;
His hubris was his own demise

Cupid's honor he offended;
Apollo's heart would soon be rended

Thanks to Cupid's arrow's aim
Apollo's heart was set aflame

For a maiden of the earth
Bound a virgin from her birth

He lusted for her; he gave chase
Through the forest they did race

Yet to his will she would not yield;
She asked her father for a divine shield

The one who once was so carefree
Began to turn into a tree

And when the transformation was complete
Apollo knew it was his defeat

He learned a lesson as he cried;
He learned he must control his pride.

Andrew Stella
English II Honors
Ms. Burns

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