Der Lotus

Love came to Flora asking for a flower

Sonnet - The lotus

Love came to Flower asking for a flower
That would of Flowers be undispated gienn,
The lily and the rose, long, long had been
Rivals for that high honoar. Bards of power
Had sung their claims. "The rose can never tower
Like the pale lily with her Juno mien"-
"But is the lily lovelier?" Thus beer between
Flower - factions rang the strife in Psyche's lowers.

"Give me a flower delrcious as the rose
And it ately as the lily in her pride"-
"But of what colours?" ... "Rose - red", "Love first chose,
Then prayed, - "No, lily - whtie,- or bath pride".

And Flora gave the lotun, "rose-red dyed, 
And "Lily-white, " - the queenliest flower that blows.

Tour Dutt

Toru Dutt (1856 – 1877), bengalische Dichterin, Übersetzerin, Autorin. Veröffentlichte auf englisch und französisch