COMPLETE: [POETRY] Short Poetry Collection 059 - ks

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Post by gypsygirl » January 12th, 2008, 6:03 am

This collection is complete. All associated files can be found on the catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-059/

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 059

This is an open collection: you may submit any recording of a public domain poem without claiming it first. This collection is for poems less than five minutes in length and will consist of 20 poems. When this collection is full, another one will be begun.

To see what has been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Database by author or title, or browse by poetry - but remember that we welcome multiple versions!

Bartleby is a great resource for public-domain poetry. Another source to try is Poets' Corner.

Recording Information
At the beginning, read the abbreviated "librivox disclaimer":
"[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal url, if you wish.

At the End say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain" and leave a few seconds of silence.

If you are new, please check the 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

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

Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:

File name all in lowercase (no leading articles - the, a, an): [poem's title]_[author's last name]_[your initials].mp3
(e.g. raven_poe_apc.mp3)

ID3 tags (version 2):

Title: Poem Title (e.g. The Raven)
Artist: Author Name (e.g. Edgar Allan Poe)
Album: LibriVox Short Poetry 059
Genre: Speech
(You can put "Recorded by ...." in the Comments section if you wish)

What To Do With Your Recording
Please post a link to your completed files here in the thread.
  • If you have your own server space, post the link here. Please leave the file in this location until the project is catalogued. Even better, upload the file to the LibriVox Uploader, see below.
  • If you don't have your own server space, please upload with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://upload.librivox.org
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    Folder: ks - gypsygirl
    If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Or you can use one of the following free file transfer services: When you post your link, please also include the following information:
  • the title and author of the poem
  • a link to the source of the poem (Gutenberg, Bartleby, Poets' Corner, etc.) so that I can verify it is in the public domain
  • if this is your first recording, your name as you would like it credited on the catalog page and any URL you wish your name to link to



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Post by Morgaine » January 12th, 2008, 7:06 am

Hiya. :D This looks just right for a first recording.
I'd like to read 'A Bed of Forget-Me-Nots' by Christina Rossetti
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19188

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Post by gypsygirl » January 12th, 2008, 7:09 am

Help yourself. You don't have to sign up for recordings in the poetry and short story collections. Just find something you like, record and submit! And don't worry about duplicate versions of works. We welcome them! :)

Have fun!
Karen S.

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Post by caitlinteresa » January 12th, 2008, 2:24 pm

"Let us [url=http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2157]read[/url] and let us dance - [url=http://fishyroo.deviantart.com/]two amusements[/url] that will never do any harm to the world." ~ Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire

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Post by landpe1 » January 14th, 2008, 8:31 am

Hello my name is Hwanjung Jeong, new visitor on your website.
I would like to record the short poem, "the road not taken" written by Robert Frost. Hoping to hear back soon.
Thank you.

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Post by gypsygirl » January 14th, 2008, 12:26 pm

As I said above, you don't have to sign up to read something in the short poetry collection. Just record it (following the guidelines in the first post) and submit it.

Have fun!
Karen S.

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Post by gypsygirl » January 14th, 2008, 4:13 pm

caitlinteresa wrote:This is "Brother and Sister" by D.H. Lawrence

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ks/brotherandsister_lawrence_cc.mp3

and the text...

http://www.bartleby.com/127/51.html
Got it, thanks.
Karen S.

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Post by earlgreyrooibos » January 14th, 2008, 6:54 pm

Here is my submission for collection 059:

"Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness" by John Donne

Link to the mp3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ks/hymntogod_donne_amw.mp3

The text: http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/sickness.htm


My name is Allyson Whipple

This is my very first LibriVox recording . . . I think I did everything right. Sorry if I messed up.

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Post by gypsygirl » January 14th, 2008, 8:57 pm

earlgreyrooibos wrote:Here is my submission for collection 059:

"Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness" by John Donne

Link to the mp3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ks/hymntogod_donne_amw.mp3

The text: http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/sickness.htm


My name is Allyson Whipple

This is my very first LibriVox recording . . . I think I did everything right. Sorry if I messed up.
Hi Allyson, welcome to LibriVox!

All the technical details looked fine, and the reading was very nice.

The only thing to watch out for in future recordings is plosives, which is when your breath pushes out with greater force on certain letters and hits the mic, making a popping noise on the recording. The way to avoid it is to move the mic slightly to one side or below the level of your mouth, so that your breath isn't aimed directly at it. I went in and edited out the two or three loudest ones, which fortunately came between words, so there's no need to re-record this time, just something to keep in mind for your next recordings.

I also noticed while I had your recording open in Audacity that your volume was pretty high. I could tell because your wav form was very wide, in places almost going off the edges. You were fine in this recording, where your voice stayed pretty even throughout, but you might have a problem if you record something where you start at that level and then end up getting louder, because you'll spike and get crackling and feedback. All this to say, you can probably back off the mic just a little bit, or turn down the volume a notch or two in your settings.
Karen S.

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Post by earlgreyrooibos » January 14th, 2008, 8:59 pm

Thanks very much for the feedback. I am more or less completely new to recording, so definitely still learning the ropes (I have done some recording before, but someone else was managing all of the editing and such). I will definitely remember this for next time.

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Post by gypsygirl » January 14th, 2008, 9:00 pm

Don't hesitate to ask questions! We were all new to this at some point. :)
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Post by NightOwl » January 16th, 2008, 2:24 am

Hi! I'm new here, and I've tried one short poem by Emily Dickinson. I'm not a native speaker, but I love to try. Is it OK?

Here's the short (46s) mp3 file:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ks/honorablethought_dickinson_hc.mp3
(I've sent a file with a name like it is an honorable thought_dickinson_hc.mp3
When I hit preview, then file is gone or the name just got lost after it... :(
So I changed the name, and sent the file again.)


It Is An Honorable Thought
Poem lyrics of It Is An Honorable Thought by Emily Dickinson.

It is an honorable thought,
And makes one lift one's hat,
As one encountered gentlefolk
Upon a daily street,

That we've immortal place,
Though pyramids decay,
And kingdoms, like the orchard,
Flit russetly away.

text link:
http://quotations.about.com/cs/poemlyrics/a/It_Is_An_Honora.htm
http://www.bartleby.com/113/4092.html

Thanks!

HC

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Post by gypsygirl » January 16th, 2008, 4:43 am

NightOwl wrote:Hi! I'm new here, and I've tried one short poem by Emily Dickinson. I'm not a native speaker, but I love to try. Is it OK?

Here's the short (46s) mp3 file:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ks/honorablethought_dickinson_hc.mp3
(I've sent a file with a name like it is an honorable thought_dickinson_hc.mp3
When I hit preview, then file is gone or the name just got lost after it... :(
So I changed the name, and sent the file again.)


It Is An Honorable Thought
Poem lyrics of It Is An Honorable Thought by Emily Dickinson.

It is an honorable thought,
And makes one lift one's hat,
As one encountered gentlefolk
Upon a daily street,

That we've immortal place,
Though pyramids decay,
And kingdoms, like the orchard,
Flit russetly away.

text link:
http://quotations.about.com/cs/poemlyrics/a/It_Is_An_Honora.htm
http://www.bartleby.com/113/4092.html

Thanks!

HC
Got it, the link worked just fine for me.

Don't worry about not being a native English speaker. Perfect fluency is not a requirement, and we love to hear other peoples' accents. :)

The recording looks and sounds great!

For future submissions, it's not necessary to post the text of the poem, just the link to the text is fine.
Karen S.

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Post by NightOwl » January 16th, 2008, 9:14 am

Here is another poem by Emily Dickinson:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ks/snake_dickinson_hc.mp3
(first published as The Snake)

This poem is correct in the following link:
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/dickin01.html#22

There's a little discrepencies at
http://www.bartleby.com/113/2024.html

such as:
I more than once, at morn, (should be 'at noon').

HC

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Post by lorihemp » January 17th, 2008, 9:32 pm

The Blind Man at the Fair - Joseph Cambell

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ks/blindmanatthefair_cambell_lh.mp3

Link: http://www.bartleby.com/250/6.html

- Lori Hemp

This is my first time so any feedback is welcome.

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