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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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Learn English Book Reading Club - The Little Prince

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,585 mod
edited 11:19AM in Books and Poetry
Our new book is not strictly speaking an English book, but it has been translated into English, and many other languages.

We are reading this version: http://yoanaj.co.il/uploadimages/The_Little_Prince.pdf

Elinor - April - Shiny - MHoz - Allee - Vinay - Sara

Jessie (no voice)



Wind, Sand, and Stars' (1939), in which he describes his feelings during flights over the desert.


primeval - swallow


outside - magnificent - Arizona :smile:

" it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."



narrator - ship wrecked (silent e) - great

... And as I had with me neither a mechanic nor any passengers...



stared - apparition - human habitation - geography


boa constrictor - indulgently -



patience - said



"What! You dropped down from the sky?"

At that moment - impenetrable - demanded, - abruptly - reply - plane (not plan) - came - prince - laughter - misfortunes - planet (not plant)


And he sank into a reverie, which lasted a long time. Then, taking my sheep
out of his pocket, he buried himself in the contemplation of his treasure

Page 11

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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,585 mod
    edited November 13
    Shiny - April - Elinor - MHoz

    Shiny - subject - offer - asteroid - Venus - astronomer - "Asteroid 325 / B-612" - Congress -

    speculates / astronomer :smile:

    April - Fortunately - grown-ups (like grow not gown) - doves - drawing (not like throwing) - catastrophe

    shrug - baobob ˈbeɪə(ʊ)bab :smile:

    Elinor - "they split it in pieces" (it)

    MHoz - "the little prince's life" - resentfulness:

    thorns :smile:

    I did not answer. At that instant I was saying to myself: "If this bolt still won't
    turn, I am going to knock it out with the hammer." Again the little prince
    disturbed my thoughts.
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,373 mod
    OMG, @Lynne !
    I thought that thess sentences are yours! -I did not answer. At that instant I was saying to myself: "If this bolt still won't
    turn, I am going to knock it out with the hammer." Again the little prince
    disturbed my thoughts. -

    They are the beginning sentences for next week apparently. :D
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,373 mod
    Xanthippe said:
    This book is not as difficult as previous books, right @Xanthippe ?
    Until now, at least. :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,775 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah, it is easy but very poetic. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,373 mod
    And also philosophical. :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,775 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @April, yes that's why I like it so much. :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,775 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Updates available by the way. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,373 mod
    Xanthippe said:

    @April, yes that's why I like it so much. :)

    I seemingly have more pleasure in reading this book now than before. :D
    Until now. ;)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,585 mod
    edited 11:17AM
    Shiny - Elinor - April - Vinay

    Shiny - - relentlessly - red-faced - comforted - awkward

    "Matters of consequence!"


    Elinor - present (stress)

    "a little difficult to deal with"


    April - escape - familiar (not like family) - bewildered -

    " I don't want it any more." (-t)


    Vinay - Clad (like lad) - exclaimed - saw - see (not she) - consumingly - magnificent - ermine - yawned yawn (not yearn) - thoroughly - "Ah then" - order (not ardour) - vexed - answered (silent w) - question - hastened - magnificent

    asteroids 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, and 330

    @Vinay - For you to practise ss and sh: https://www.learnenglish.de/pronunciation/tonguetwisters-shesellsseashells.html

    (I will post the video of the other corrections here.)

    Pge 33
    "Over everything?"
    The king made a gesture, which took in his planet, the other planets, and all the stars.
    "Over all that?" asked the little prince.

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