Sunday, 31 May 2009

A stroke of beauty

Woman at the Window
Salvador Dali

The Kiss
Francesco Hayez

King Cophetua and the Beggar-Maid
Edward Coley Burne-Jones

The Beggar Maid
By Lord Alfred Tennyson

Her arms across her breast she laid;
She was more fair than words can say:
Bare-footed 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 ancles, 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!'


moi said...

awwww:P, i love arts, especially gustav klimt's!

Elegant Chic said...

Oooo-la-laaaa... :)

CuteandCuddly said...

the paintings are amazing and the poem :)
i loved !!!!!!!!!!

Lili3 said...

Truly beautiful :) thanks for sharing ^_^

Anony said...

tara u're killing me :@ mo gadra ala7eg :@

Âme said...

Nice :)

~ Soul

Delicately Realistic said...

Ive always loved that first painting, i used it for something once, cant remember what. I have a thing for paintings of ppl looking out of windows, as u can c in my avatar :>