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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
No shadow
No stars
No moon
No cars
November only believes
In a pile of dead leaves
And a moon
That's the color of bone.

No prayers for November
To linger longer
To remember.

November has tied me
To an old dead tree
Get word to April
To rescue me.

November's cold chain
Made of wet boots and rain
And shiny black ravens
On chimney smoke lanes
November seems odd
An act of God

Adapted from Tom Waits - November

November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.

November by Elizabeth Coatsworth
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What is the last book you read ??

Tell us about your last book you read and what is the most book that had really good effect on you and your future or helped you to continue on life problems


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,080 mod
    The last book I read was pretty mindless entertainment @mouhamedwallaa. It was an instantly forgettable detective novel. However, the last meaningful and memorable book that I would recommend anyone to read was 'I am Malala' by Malala Yousafzai. It's inspiring how such a young girl can stand up for something she believes in (education for girls) in the face of the most awful enemy (the Taliban). She certainly earnt her Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Ikram05Ikram05 Posts: 21 ✭✭
    I'm currently reading a Tunisian book called in English " A Female Hebrew in my heart ". However the title of the book is totally misleading. It's a very interesting book .. I wish if they can make an English version of it.
  • mouhamedwallaamouhamedwallaa Posts: 38 ✭✭
    edited January 2016
    @mheredge Thanks so much for your comment and Recommend it looks so awesome novel and book smile:
  • mouhamedwallaamouhamedwallaa Posts: 38 ✭✭
    @Ikram05 it seems a good book " In my heart Hebrew woman " and yes it described another idea of what we thinking about when we saw the title ok but can you tell us about the recommended book or what is the most effective book in you ?
  • Ikram05Ikram05 Posts: 21 ✭✭
    @mouhamedwallaa the most effective book I've ever read is " A Sudden Change of Heart" by Barbara Taylor Bradford. A wonderful story that took me off to another world. it made me feel very connected to the characters; I loved each one of them, I laughed with them, I even cried with them. I felt very weird emptiness after I finished reading this book.
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,228 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm read book about dragon and fighting fantasy
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    I have read the book of 'Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future', which introduces Search Engine Indexing, PageRank, Public Key Cryptography, Error-Correcting Codes, Pattern Recognition, Data Compression, Databases, and Digital Signatures.
  • SanneSanne Posts: 24 ✭✭
    My last reading was the Harry Potter series. In my opinion this is a good introduction into reading English books - funny and easy beginning with slightly increasing difficulty.
  • miss_masamiss_masa Posts: 77 ✭✭
    Last book I read was named "Christmas mystery " from my favorite writer "Jostein Garder". But frankly I didn't like it much.As it's obvious in its name that was a teen fantasy novel about christmas. But If you ever decide to read any of Garder's book I suggest "Sophie's world" or "the orange girl". I love them. "Sophie's world " is a novel which has summarized the history of philosophy among a simple story. Garder has a positive thankful point of view about life and the universe that makes you feel extremely good about being alive. I realy love his point of view.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,080 mod
    I really enjoyed Sophie's World @miss_masa but I haven't read Orange Girl.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I read "The Painted House" recently and now I am going to finish 1984. :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Sanne do you like to watch Harry Potter's movies as well?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @gomaa what is the name of that book? ;)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @andrew82 it seems a difficult book but informative as well. :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Ikram05 the title is really catchy. I will definitely read it. Thanks for sharing it. :)
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,228 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly the name of this book is rise of dragons written by morgan rice. I read this book through sick because of doctor said to me you can't move for a week although I think to read book.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @gomaa it seems that you like adventures and action stuff. :)
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,228 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly I went to improve my skills about reading because one person told me read more and more to improve your reading
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @gomaa yes it is. You need to read, understand and learn new words and expressions. Reading will help you alot to improve your writing skills as well. Don't stop it. :)
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,228 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly I want to read another book about raven but I find difficult word and I'll try to understand
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @gomaa I have seen the link that you shared in the Storytellers group. I will also explore it more for the session. :)
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,228 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly I don't know what I say
    Thank you so much
  • miss_masamiss_masa Posts: 77 ✭✭
    @mheredge then I suggest it to you. That's great!
  • LeidyPSLeidyPS Posts: 2
    My last reading was Pernicious Belief of Adam West, is an amazing book. The writer explain how any concepts like are health, politic, religion, etc are a lie. West says: "anyone who gives you a belief system is an enemy to freewill learning and self expression. Once you believe, you stop searching for the truth".
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    The last book that I have read was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. But I haven't finished it yet. ;)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,080 mod
    I'm whizzing through Agatha Christie's Murder in the Mews. It's a collection of short stories with Hercule Poirot doing his stuff!
  • Avi9Avi9 Posts: 5
    Has any of you read any book about "Sun gazing"? (Is my English grammatically right?)
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    'Me and Earl and the dying girl'
    It's frisky and also adapted into a film.
    I was cracking up laughing every page.
    I am sure it's a true page turner:)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    @Shiny03 said:

    'Me and Earl and the dying girl'

    It's frisky and also adapted into a film.

    I was cracking up laughing every page.

    I am sure it's a true page turner:)

    Thank you for sharing this my friend Shiny. I will surely download the E-book of this. :) God bless. :innocent:
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    @Avi9 said:

    Has any of you read any book about "Sun gazing"? (Is my English grammatically right?)

    This is my first time to hear of this book. What's the story all about my friend? :)
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