Apollo hunted Daphne so,
Only that she might laurel grow,
And Pan did after Syrinx speed,
Not as a nymph, but for a reed.

from Andrew Marvell – The Garden on Rap Genius

Meaning

Daphne and Syrinx, two virgin nymphs, were running away from their would-be rapists, Apollo and Pan. The gods helped them out by turning them into plants — the ultimate chastity belt

In Greek myth anyway, a woman’s body, with divine help, does find a way to shut that whole thing down

But that would be no deterrent for the speaker here, who has a thing for plants. Laurels and reeds are way sexier to him than women

He might have a point — Pan decided to make the best of the situation and used the hollow reeds to make pipes with which to play haunting music, and Apollo got really into gardening; he made sure the laurel would stay evergreen, and used the leaves to crown poets (hence “poet laureate”)

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