COMPLETE: Weekly Poem: If by Rudyard Kipling - PO/ge

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Gesine
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Post by Gesine » January 29th, 2006, 10:09 pm

This project is now complete. The recorded poems can be found on the LibriVox catalogue page:
http://librivox.org/if-by-rudyard-kipling/


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

This was suggested earlier, see here: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1114. I was going to do Wordsworth or Emily Dickinson but haven't had a minute to look into it, so I hope nobody minds my picking this up. - Also, apologies for posting this late; my internet connection broke down for a while.


IF--

By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream--and not make dreams your master;
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone.
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings--nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!



It's on Gutenberg in Kiplings Songs for Books collection at:

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15529

If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 3:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, February 4th (that's 23:00 GMT, on the same day).

Please post a link to your version in a reply to this post, or use http://www.yousendit.com to send your file directly to me at justgesine[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk. Do tell me your name, so you can be credited with the reading ... do you want a pseudonym or your real name to be used? ... and give your url if you have one and want it to be published.


File name: if_kipling_[your initials].mp3

ID-3 tags:

Title: If - Read by [your initials]
Artist: Rudyard Kipling
Album: Librivox Weekly Poetry

... perhaps adding "Recorded by .." in the Comment.

New readers: remember to read the "librivox disclaimer" at the beginning of your poem, e.g. "If, by Rudyard Kipling, read for librivox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal url, if you wish.

Please read the Recording Notes http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

Enjoy yourself!

(and remember, anyone who submits a recording can choose the next weekly poem! If you'd like to pick next week's poem, just post here!)

Gesine
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Post by LibraryLady » January 29th, 2006, 10:31 pm

Thanks for coordinating this week, Gesine! One note: we're adopting a new (which is actually the original) format for Title that includes the reader's initials to differentiate the files. So, the Title ID3 tag should be: If - Read by [your initials] ... just thought I'd let you know so you can update your first post and save some time working in the validator at the end of the week!
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Post by Gesine » January 30th, 2006, 1:15 am

Thanks, Annie! I _knew_ there was something I'd forgotten to change. It's done now.
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Post by marlodianne » January 30th, 2006, 6:55 am

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Post by Sethwoodworth » January 30th, 2006, 12:44 pm

sethish.com

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Post by treesh » January 30th, 2006, 4:14 pm

Here is where you can get my attempt

http://www.beriewede.com/audio/if_kipling_pao.mp3

I had fun!

-Treesh

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Post by kayvan » January 30th, 2006, 7:38 pm

That's a great poem!

Here's my version... The 8th time was the charm. :wink:

http://tinyurl.com/caxen

---Kayvan
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Recording G. K. Chesterton's "Orthodoxy" (1908)
Kayvan Sylvan (kayvan AT sylvan DOT com)

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Post by Gesine » January 31st, 2006, 2:40 pm

kayvan - May I please have the name under which you wish to appear in the catalogue, and your URL, if applicable.
treesh - yours also, please
Sethwoodworth
marlodianne
martinc

Have received all your recordings; will listen later. :)
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Post by kayvan » January 31st, 2006, 5:10 pm

Gesine wrote:kayvan - May I please have the name under which you wish to appear in the catalogue, and your URL, if applicable.
Just "Kayvan Sylvan", like all the other stuff I did. No URL.

Thanks.

---Kayvan
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Recording G. K. Chesterton's "Orthodoxy" (1908)
Kayvan Sylvan (kayvan AT sylvan DOT com)

Gesine
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Post by Gesine » January 31st, 2006, 5:17 pm

Sorry, I'm not yet that familiar with the Weekly Poetry crowd - but I will need all the names etc only once, then they're stored in my electronic brain... :)
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Post by treesh » January 31st, 2006, 8:15 pm

Gesine wrote: May I please have the name under which you wish to appear in the catalogue, and your URL, if applicable.
You can list me as Patricia Oakley.
My URL is http://web.mac.com/treesh/iWeb/

Thanks

-Treesh

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Post by Gesine » February 1st, 2006, 6:16 am

Thanks, treesh!
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Post by StefanS » February 1st, 2006, 1:40 pm

Hi all,

enjoyed the poem as well...

.. here is my version:
http://s33.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3B207GCH8ZZIK25NMM7I7BLQ4B

Best regards
StefanS

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Post by Fox in the Stars » February 1st, 2006, 3:18 pm

Here's mine:

http://www.shininghalf.com/sharepics/if_kipling_foxits.mp3

This is my first submission! :shock: Whenever I record myself I have to readjust to the fact that I sound like a cartoon animal of some kind... I also have a thing with nose-pops on n's, but I think it came out pretty good.

My real name is Laura Gilkey but I prefer to use the pseudonym "Fox in the Stars." My url is http://www.shininghalf.com .
Laura "Fox in the Stars": fan-author, puppyshipper.
...and [url=http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LauraFox]LibriVixen. >^-~<[/url]

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