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Post by aradlaw » February 4th, 2018, 3:03 pm

Rain On The Down by Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945).

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Our Valentine Poem is by Arthur William Symons, a British poet, critic and magazine editor., taken from his collection Silhouettes (1896). ( David Lawrence)
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Rain On The Down by Arthur Symons, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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NIGHT, and the down by the sea,
And the veil of rain on the down;
And she came through the mist and the rain to me
From the safe warm lights of the town.

The rain shone in her hair,
And her face gleamed in the rain;
And only the night and the rain were there
As she came to me out of the rain.

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Post by Algy Pug » February 10th, 2018, 3:51 pm

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Post by aradlaw » February 11th, 2018, 8:45 am

Thank you Algy. :thumbs:
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Post by tovarisch » February 11th, 2018, 9:35 am

tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » February 11th, 2018, 9:42 am

Thank you tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » February 11th, 2018, 11:03 am

Thank you Emma. :thumbs:
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Post by smturner639 » February 11th, 2018, 5:16 pm


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Post by NemoR » February 11th, 2018, 5:44 pm

Nemo

‘By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by aradlaw » February 11th, 2018, 7:28 pm

Thank you Nemo and Lee Ann. :thumbs:

Good reading smturner639, but the volume is too low at 84.5 dB. You should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker Make sure you download the experimental version - you will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)
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Post by RajVO » February 11th, 2018, 11:07 pm

Hi David, Happy Valentine's day!
Here's my recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rainonthedown_symons_raj_128kb.mp3
0:40 sec :)
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Post by aradlaw » February 12th, 2018, 6:45 am

Thank you Raj. :thumbs:
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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 12th, 2018, 9:56 am

Mine is 0.45. Happy Valentine's Day, if anyone is celebrating!
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rainonthedown_symons_el_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » February 12th, 2018, 10:27 am

Thank you Erin, good suggestion. :thumbs:
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