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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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Decline and Fall

XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 2,021 ✭✭✭✭✭
I have watched "Decline and Fall" with Jack Whitehall - a film based on a novel by Evelyn Waugh. :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_and_Fall


Ha ha it is a very funny satire on English mentality in the twenties of the previous century.

Do you play the organ?
Ah, I can't....
Oh, you are just teaching...


  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 40,680 ✭✭✭✭
    I am going to have to read this @Xanthippe!
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 2,021 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge, I have just begun. It is a lot of fun. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 40,680 ✭✭✭✭
    He's a very good author. I have read Brideshead Revisited and his trilogy of Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender but I need to check out more of what he has written @Xanthippe.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 2,021 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I haven't read much yet but I like his style. :) Very witty. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 40,680 ✭✭✭✭
    I have downloaded it to my tablet and will read it as soon as I have finished the book I'm reading right now @Xanthippe.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 2,021 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge, this is an excellent read after you have completed a maths exam. Phew...
    My mind needs change.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 2,021 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Little Lord Tangent has come to us this term, the Earl of Circumference's son, you know. Such a nice little chap, erratic, of course, like all his family, but he has tone." :D
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