A Baby Running Barefoot
by D. H. Lawrence
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!
Thanks, to Cori for suggesting this poem.
This week's poem can be found here.
Please be sure that your recording software is set to the following technical specifications: Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
Have questions on "how"?
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:
Then read the poem:A Baby Running Barefoot by D. H. Lawrence, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:WHEN the bare feet of the baby beat across the grass
The little white feet nod like white flowers in the wind,
They poise and run like ripples lapping across the water;
And the sight of their white play among the grass
Is like a little robin’s song, winsome,
Or as two white butterflies settle in the cup of one flower
For a moment, then away with a flutter of wings.
I long for the baby to wander hither to me
Like a wind-shadow wandering over the water,
So that she can stand on my knee
With her little bare feet in my hands,
Cool like syringa buds,
Firm and silken like pink young peony flowers.
Please leave a few seconds of silence at the end of your recording.End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name - all in lowercase: babyrunning_lawrence_[your initials].mp3 (eg. babyrunning_lawrence_klh.mp3)
ID3 tags (Version 2):
Artist Name: D. H. Lawrence
Track Title: A Baby Running Barefoot - Read by [YOUR INITIALS] (eg. A Baby Running Barefoot - Read by KLH)
Album Title: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]
Transfer of files:
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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: kh - kristin
Please post a link to your file in this thread.
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If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 0600 GMT Sunday, September 14th (12:00AM CDT)
(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.)