<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//GU" ""><HTML lang="en" lang="en" xml:lang="en" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head><META content="IE=5.0000" http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible"> <LINK href="efonts.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><title> </title> <META content="Kavita, Gujarati Kavita, Kavya, Gujarati Poetry, , , " name=Keywords> <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.3059" name=GENERATOR></head> <body bgcolor="pink"><font color="8B008B"> <table align="center"><tr><td><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt" color=#228B22><a href="../kavita_two.html">[ ]</a> </font></td></tr></table> <p align="center"><font style="font-size: 18pt" color="darkblue"> </font></p> <table cellpadding="5" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr><td valign="top" rowspan="2"> <table align="right" width=440 border="2"> <tbody bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <tr><td align=center><pre><font face="Times" style="font-size: 20pt" color="green">The Beggar Maid</font><div align=left style="margin-left:50px; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"><font face="Times" style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 160%" color="black"> Her arms across her breast she laid; She was more fair than words can say; Barefooted came the beggar maid Before the king Cophetua. In robe and crown the king stept down, To meet and greet her on her way;  It is no wonder, said the lords,  She is more beautiful than day. As shines the moon in clouded skies, She in her poor attire was seen; One praised her ankles, one her eyes, One her dark hair and lovesome mien. So sweet a face, such angel grace, In all that land had never been. Cophetua sware a royal oath:  This beggar maid shall be my queen! </font></div> <font face="times" style="font-size: 19pt" color="#00003D">by Lord Alfred Tennyson</font><font face="Times" style="font-size: 16pt" color="#00003D"> (1809  1892)</font></pre></td></tr></tbody></table> </td> <td valign=top rowSpan="1"> <table align="left" width=400 border="2"> <tbody bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <tr><td align=center><pre><font style="font-size: 24pt" color="green"> </font> <font style="font-size: 16pt; line-height: 125%" color="darkred"> , ; , . , , , ; , . , ; , , . , ; , . ( , ) </font></div><font style="font-size: 20pt" color="#00003D">- </font><font style="font-size: 16pt" color="#00003D">( - )</font> </td></tr></tbody></table></pre></td> </tr></tbody></table> <table align="center"><tr><td><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt" color=#228B22><a href="../kavita_two.html">[ ]</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="beggarmaid.htm">[ ]</a></font></td></tr></table></body></html>