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Post by aradlaw » October 23rd, 2017, 12:49 pm

The Listeners by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956).

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PD Warning - this poem is not PD for life +70 countries [please excuse the Brain Freeze at this end]
This year's Hollowe'en offering is an errie tale by Walter de La Mare. ( David Lawrence )
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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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Post by adonis » October 23rd, 2017, 2:13 pm

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 by tovarisch » October 23rd, 2017, 7:43 pm

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 » October 23rd, 2017, 8:11 pm

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 by alg1001 » October 23rd, 2017, 8:25 pm

Here is mine. I love this poem.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/listeners_delamare_ag_128kb.mp3
1:59
Cheers!
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Post by NemoR » October 23rd, 2017, 9:18 pm

Nemo

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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 Peter Why » October 25th, 2017, 12:07 am

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

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Post by aradlaw » October 25th, 2017, 10:38 am

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 by Claire » October 25th, 2017, 3:28 pm

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 by aradlaw » October 25th, 2017, 3:48 pm

Thank you Amy, Nemo, Bruce and Lee Ann. :thumbs:

Craigos, I've sent you a PM regarding your file. :)
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Post by ClaudiaSterngucker » October 25th, 2017, 3:59 pm

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...
"Aus Druckerschwärze entstehen Dinge, Menschen, Geister und Götter, die man sonst nicht sehen könnte." Erich Kästner

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Post by aradlaw » October 25th, 2017, 4:04 pm

I do apologize for the inconvenience Claudia. :oops:
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Post by ClaudiaSterngucker » October 25th, 2017, 4:16 pm

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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