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Post Posted:: October 23rd, 2017, 12:49 pm 
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The Listeners by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-listeners-by-walter-de-la-mare/

PD Warning - this poem is not PD for life +70 countries [please excuse the Brain Freeze at this end]

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This year's Hollowe'en offering is an errie tale by Walter de La Mare. ( David Lawrence )

Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!
This week's poem can be found here.

Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz

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No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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The Listeners by Walter De la Mare, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]


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"IS anybody there?" said the Traveler,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
And his horse in the silence chomped the grasses
Of the forest's ferny floor.
And a bird flew up out of the turret,
Above the traveler's head:
And he smote upon the door a second time;
"Is there anybody there?" he said.
But no one descended to the Traveler;
No head from the leaf-fringed sill
Leaned over and looked into his gray eyes,
Where he stood perplexed and still.
But only a host of phantom listeners
That dwelt in the lone house then
Stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight
To that voice from the world of men:
Stood thronging the faint moonbeams on the dark stair
That goes down to the empty hall,
Hearkening in an air stirred and shaken
By the lonely Traveler's call.
And he felt in his heart their strangeness,
Their stillness answering his cry,
While his horse moved, cropping the dark turf,
'Neath the starred and leafy sky;
For he suddenly smote the door, even
Louder, and lifted his head:--
"Tell them I came, and no one answered,
That I kept my word," he said.
Never the least stir made the listeners,
Though every word he spake
Fell echoing through the shadowiness of the still house
From the one man left awake:
Aye, they heard his foot upon the stirrup,
And the sound of iron on stone,
And how the silence surged softly backward,
When the plunging hoofs were gone.

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Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name - all in lowercase: listeners_delamare_your initials in lowercase_128kb.mp3
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Post Posted:: October 23rd, 2017, 2:13 pm 

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Amazing that this hasn't been done before. Also that it's so different from how I remembered it as a child. How can I be sure, when even my memory doesn't know for sure? I Blame Librivox. (Put it on a baseball cap now.)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/listeners_delamare_ta_128kb.mp3

Length: 02:05

Frights and terrors,
Tony.


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Post Posted:: October 23rd, 2017, 7:43 pm 

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Here is my attempt:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/listeners_delamare_vb_128kb.mp3 2:29

Thanks.

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Post Posted:: October 23rd, 2017, 8:11 pm 
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Thank you Tony and tovarisch. :thumbs: This poem has appeared 4 times over the years in the Short Poetry Collections, the latest in 2012.

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Post Posted:: October 23rd, 2017, 8:25 pm 
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Here is mine. I love this poem.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/listeners_delamare_ag_128kb.mp3
1:59
Cheers!
Amy :D :D

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Post Posted:: October 23rd, 2017, 9:18 pm 

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My contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/listeners_delamare_nr_128kb.mp3

Length is 2:12

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Post Posted:: October 24th, 2017, 7:15 pm 

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Here's mine, duration 2:31

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/listeners_delamare_bk_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: October 25th, 2017, 12:07 am 

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Isn't this out of reach for life+70 countries? ... as he died in 1956.

Peter

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Post Posted:: October 25th, 2017, 9:17 am 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/listeners_delamare_cf_128kb.mp3 2:09

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Post Posted:: October 25th, 2017, 10:38 am 
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Peter Why wrote:
Isn't this out of reach for life+70 countries? ... as he died in 1956.

Peter

:shock: Yes, you are right Peter, I don't know what came over me. I've posted the Life +70 warning and will soon post a new PD Halloween Poem.

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Post Posted:: October 25th, 2017, 3:28 pm 

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Here's mine at 2:11. I'll have to check out the Halloween poem! :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/listeners_delamare_lah_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: October 25th, 2017, 3:48 pm 
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Thank you Amy, Nemo, Bruce and Lee Ann. :thumbs:

Craigos, I've sent you a PM regarding your file. :)

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Post Posted:: October 25th, 2017, 3:59 pm 

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That means I cannot submit my recording because Switzerland is one of these 70+ countries. I'm sad now, as I love this poem. :cry: Kismet...

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Post Posted:: October 25th, 2017, 4:04 pm 
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I do apologize for the inconvenience Claudia. :oops:

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Post Posted:: October 25th, 2017, 4:16 pm 

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No, please, no need to apologize! It was a joy to read and record this poem, so, everything is fine! <3

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