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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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Best sci-fi books of all time

Hello everyone,
My favorite kind of books is sci-fi.
My best 5:

1. The Lord of Ice Garden (a cycle of four books) - Jaroslaw Grzedowicz
2. Metro 2033, Metro 2034 - Dmitry Glukhovsky
3. Hyperion (a cycle of four books) - Dan Simmons
4. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
5. The war of the Worlds - H.G Wells

Someone can describe your favorite top 5 sci-fi books?


  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 603 ✭✭✭
    edited August 29
    Well, that's all past for me. But these are well worth reading:

    Orson Scott Card "Ender's game" and "Xenocide",
    Robert A. Heinlein "Starship troopers",
    Lois McMaster Bujold "Shards of Honor",
    Poul Anderson "Time patrol".

    The order of appearance means nothing.
  • rdrzazgowskirdrzazgowski Posts: 12 ✭✭
    Fine list @Practical_Severard. I have a plan to read Ender's game for a long time. Maybe if I finish reading current book, the next book will be Ender's game.
    Writting my top 5 I forgot about great, magnificient book "Ubik" Philip K. Dick
    Somewhere i was read about Philip K. Dick and about drugs. This author wrote many books while being under the influence drugs.
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 603 ✭✭✭
    'Ender's game' is much of a success story, I think you'll love it. And the 'hierarchy of foreignness' -a philosophical concept developed in the series is a good food for thought, making the series a piece of serious literature.

    As for Dick , I hope that the drugs aren't exactly why his books are loved for.
  • YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 737 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm choosing the next book to read. I think some sci-fi book is a good option. So your lists are good suggestions. I'm interested in Metro 2033, Hyperion, and Ender's game for now.

    As for my list, it would be like this:
    1. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein
    2. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
    3. Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
    4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
    5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,080 mod
    I cut my teeth reading H.G.Wells, but Day of the Triffids was another classic. Orwell's 1984, and Brave New World were favourites too.
  • AndrewSotnikovAndrewSotnikov Posts: 55 ✭✭
    I don't like Sci Fi too much. But my favorite book is "Fahrenheit 451".
  • rdrzazgowskirdrzazgowski Posts: 12 ✭✭
    You were interested me of this "Day of the Triffids". When I read description about this book, i know that I will have to read this book :)
  • rdrzazgowskirdrzazgowski Posts: 12 ✭✭
    I forgot before about book of my favorite author, Stephen King. In my opinion, "The Stand" is the best book on this author.
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