The Lotus by Toru Dutt

The Lotus-Toru Dutt (1856-1877) Love came to Flora asking for a flower That would of flowers be undisputed queen, The lily and the rose, long, long had been Rivals for that high honour. Bards of power Had sung their claims. “The rose can never tower Like the pale lily with her Juno mien”– “But is …

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