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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
November.

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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Has anyone ever read any Milan Kundera's work?

elly_melly_m Posts: 31 ✭✭
I've recently started reading his work. It's quite interesting. Would like to talk to anyone who had read his pieces.
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  • Rere2016Rere2016 Posts: 77 ✭✭
    Yes
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,373 mod
    The only book of Milan Kundera that I've read was "The unbearable lightness of being" .
  • mikkilinnmikkilinn Posts: 50 ✭✭
    Of course. He's one of my favourite writers. I've read "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", "Immortality" several times. I just enjoy his style of writing. It's so sad he hasn't received Nobel Prize in Literature. He definitely deserves it.
    Milan Kundera evokes memories from the past. When I bought my first computer and went online I met a guy from Hong Kong who created a web page on Kundera. He was a great fan of the writer. I was astonished what a guy from Hong Kong found in Kundera's novels. I used to live in a socialist country so I was very well acquainted with what Kundera wrote about. I could understand all his hints and innuendoes.
    Only later did I understand that human nature is universal and no matter where you live, you can understand a great novel.
  • mikkilinnmikkilinn Posts: 50 ✭✭
    This phrase from "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" is one of the best things ever said.

    "Human life occurs only once, and the reason we cannot determine which of our decisions are good and which bad is that in a given situation we can make only one decision; we are not granted a second, third, or fourth life in which to compare various decisions."
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,081 mod
    I've heard of it but have never read it @mikkilinn.
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