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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
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Hermineˋs eighth essay

HermineHermine ModeratorPosts: 6,655 mod
In school we learn a lot about German grammar. Today Iˋve been in the city and there I went to the library. I was pretty surprised, because I got nearly all the books I had been looking for. I even borrowed a thick Grammar book where all the rules are in. There is enough time to learn from it, before the first term will start in school.

After I ˋd taken the books to the car I saw on the car park ticket that there is some time left before the parking tiime is up. I decited I should go to the Italien food shop, where the assistant is seldom nice. It may be, that itˋs their proud of nationality that comes through.
I asked him if he offers buffalo mozzarella, which he affirmed. He neither wanted to show me the cheese nor was he sure what the price would be.
Nevertheless I bought a piece and paid over € 7, it was a small ball. I thought to myself the cheese comes from far down of Calabria, because of the price.

I had to go home early, because Iˋd left my girl there. This morning she reseived a large parcel where all her new uniform was inside. She was fond to show me them all. She looked nice in the outfits of a cook, business clothes, waitress. Guess what kind of school sheˋs going to attend?

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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,063 mod
    In school (Americans tend to say 'In school' British English we'd say 'At school') we learn a lot about German grammar. Today I've been in the city and there I went to the library. I was pretty surprised because I got nearly all the books I was looking for. I even borrowed a thick Grammar book which has all the rules. There is enough time to learn from it before the first school term starts.

    After I'd taken the books to the car I saw on the car park ticket that there was some time left before the parking time was up. I decided I should go to the Italian food shop where the assistant is seldom nice. It may be, that it's his national pride that comes through. (Most Italians I have ever met are the nicest people so I think maybe he's just a grumpy individual and does not represent his country very well!)

    I asked him if he had any buffalo mozzarella, which he affirmed. He neither wanted to show me the cheese nor was he sure what the price would be. (I met a French cheese seller like this. Maybe they are brothers. I walked out of the shop in the end as he was so rude).

    Nevertheless I bought a piece and paid over € 7. It was a small ball. I thought to myself the cheese comes from far down in Calabria, hence the price.

    I had to go home early because Iˋd left my girl there. This morning she received a large parcel containing her new uniform. She was keen to show me everything. She looked nice in the outfits of a cook, business clothes and waitress. Guess what kind of school she's going to attend?

    Very good @Hermine. Watch out for commas as you use them a lot. In short sentences there are usually unnecessary.

    So your daughter is going to do a course in hospitality management? This might also be called hotel management.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,655 mod
    edited July 30
    @Marianne, many thanks for the correction and the kind words.

    Good guess, Marianne.

    She is going to attend a school for tourism; it lasts 5 years. Iˋm old by then.
    She still needs a set of knives. Then she will be ready for school.

    The Italian food shop has two in town and both men behave the same. I always get a bad feeling when testing something. Once I told this Lynne. Seemingly she is more ruthless when it comes to taste without buying anything.

    I most leave the shop like a dog putting its tail inside.
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