COMPLETE:Weekly Poetry:The Ghosts' Moonshine, Beddoes-PO/kh

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smijen
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Post by smijen » October 20th, 2007, 10:49 pm

This project is now complete and can be found here: http://librivox.org/the-ghosts-moonshine-by-thomas-lovell-beddoes/

The Ghosts' Moonshine
by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many Librivox volunteers as possible!

This week's poem can be found here.
Thanks to metoikos for the frightfully good suggestion.Image
(And anyone who's thirsty for more should check out Fortnightly Poetry as well.)

Please be sure that your recording software is set to the following technical specifications:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz

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Check LV's Recording Notes thread before recording: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
If this is your first recording, you'll also find this useful: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording

Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
The Ghosts' Moonshine by Thomas Lovell Beddoes, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]


Then read the poem:

It is midnight, my wedded;
Let us lie under
The tempest bright undreaded,*
In the warm thunder:
(Tremble and weep not! What can you fear?)
My heart’s best wish is thine,—
That thou wert white, and bedded
On the softest bier,
In the ghost’s moonshine.
Is that the wind? No, no;
Only two devils, that blow
Through the murderer’s ribs to and fro,
In the ghosts’ moonshine.


Who is there, she said afraid, yet
Stirring and awaking
The poor old dead? His spade, it
Is only making,—
(Tremble and weep not! What do you crave?)
Where yonder grasses twine,
A pleasant bed, my maid, that
Children call a grave,
In the cold moonshine.
Is that the wind? No, no;
Only two devils, that blow
Through the murderer’s ribs to and fro,
In the ghosts’ moonshine.


What doest thou strain above her
Lovely throat’s whiteness?
A silken chain, to cover
Her bosom’s brightness?
(Tremble and weep not: what do you fear?)
—My blood is spilt like wine,
Thou hast strangled and slain me, lover,
Thou hast stabbed me, dear,
In the ghosts’ moonshine.
Is that the wind? No, no;
Only her goblin doth blow
Through the murderer’s ribs to and fro,
In its own moonshine.


At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.


Please leave a few seconds of silence at the end of your recording.

Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
ghostsmoonshine_beddoes_[your initials].mp3
(ex. ghostsmoonshine_beddoes_sj.mp3)

ID3 tags (Version 2):
Title: The Ghosts' Moonshine - Read by [YOUR INITIALS] (ex. The Ghosts' Moonshine - Read by SJ)
Artist: Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]

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If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 0800 GMT Sunday, October 28th (12:00am PDT).Image

(And remember, anyone can suggest a poem for a certain week and/or coordinate an upcoming weekly poem! If you'd like to suggest a poem or coordinate a future Weekly Poetry project, please visit this thread.)


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Last edited by smijen on October 28th, 2007, 12:39 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Kim S
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Post by Kim S » October 21st, 2007, 6:41 am

here goes, first time.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200710/ghostsmoonshine_ks.mp3

would appreciate comments on any aspect.

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Post by James12C » October 21st, 2007, 7:43 am

I'm normally never quick off the mark, but one of the kids wants my mike and stand for his band.... you may not hear from me again!

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200710/ghostsmoonshine_jfg.mp3



Best to all - James

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smijen
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Post by smijen » October 21st, 2007, 10:58 am

Hi all - Kristen politely informed me that my file-naming instructions were wrong :( :oops: so I've edited the top post.
Check carefully - should be ghostsmoonshine_beddoes_[initials].mp3

James and Kim - Thanks! I've fixed your filenames, so nothing more to do. Kim, go off and read some more. :) James... maybe get some earplugs?
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Post by bivlo » October 22nd, 2007, 12:19 am

Sorry if this sounds a bit iffy. I just changed my recording set up.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200710/ghostsmoonshine_beddoes_bil.mp3

smijen
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Post by smijen » October 22nd, 2007, 8:03 am

Hi, Brad. It sounds great! Could you let me know how you'd like to be credited in the catalog (name as you want it to appear, and any personal URL/blog/podcast)? Thanks. :)
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Post by Cori » October 22nd, 2007, 1:38 pm

There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

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Post by churcherwhite » October 22nd, 2007, 4:52 pm

Whoo - I had fun with this one. What a spooky poem!

Link:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200710/ghostsmoonshine_beddoes_mw.mp3

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Post by smijen » October 22nd, 2007, 8:53 pm

Thanks, Cori and Michelle! Michelle, I've added your info to the catalog. :)
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Post by kdgibboney » October 23rd, 2007, 6:47 am

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Post by Wyoming » October 23rd, 2007, 10:33 pm

Never much liked poetry when I was young, but never got to read fun stuff like this. Perfect for the season.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200710/ghostsmoonshine_beddoes_blr.wav

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Post by smijen » October 24th, 2007, 8:13 am

Thanks, Katie and Brian! :)
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Post by Jc » October 24th, 2007, 10:37 am

Put yourself in the Readers' Accents Table. See this post.
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Post by Claire » October 24th, 2007, 12:49 pm


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Post by smijen » October 24th, 2007, 7:40 pm

Thanks, Jc and Lee Ann!
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