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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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Bob Dylan

mheredgemheredge TeacherHere and therePosts: 28,110 mod
Bob Dylan has spoken. Just in the nick of time too as he was supposed to give his lecture within six months of being awarded the Nobel Prize. In 2016 the musician won the Nobel Prize in Literature and then refused to collect the prize. It took him months to collect his award and till now, he hadn’t delivered the lecture that he needed to give in order to receive the money.

Dylan claimed during his Nobel Prize acceptance speech that “Not once have I ever had the time to ask myself, ‘Are my songs literature?’”

He cites three books—Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front and Homer’s The Odyssey—as particularly influential, though he mentions Don Quixote, Ivanhoe, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels and A Tale of Two Cities too.

Dylan will now collect over $900,000 in prize money.

Comments

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    interesting information. @mheredge

    Why did he say?! ‘Are my songs literature?’
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,110 mod
    I suppose it is like poetry so you could argue that all songs' lyrics count as literature @Bubbly.
  • NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 777 Teacher
    @mheredge he´s very easy to listen to! Very interesting! Although I don´t know if he really answers the question about whether his songs are literature or not...
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 755 OTT
    A poet of the words
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