COMPLETE: [WEEKLY POETRY]A Baby Running Barefoot by Lawrence

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kristin
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Post by kristin » September 7th, 2008, 10:17 am

This project is now complete and can be found here:
http://librivox.org/a-baby-running-barefoot-by-d-h-lawrence/


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:
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.]
Then read the poem:
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.
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:

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]

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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.

When you post your link, please include your name as you would like it credited on the catalogue page and any URL by which you would like it accompanied. (Note: This is only necessary if you have not done so for another project.)

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.)


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Last edited by kristin on September 23rd, 2008, 5:05 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by luciburg » September 9th, 2008, 7:02 pm

I'll kick this one off.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/babyrunning_lawrence_lb.mp3

Seems like forever since I did last one. :lol:

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Post by kristin » September 9th, 2008, 9:08 pm

Thanks, Lucy. :D
[size=75]Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world. - Jasper Fforde[/size]

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Post by JaneGS » September 10th, 2008, 1:02 pm

And here's my mine: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/babyrunning_lawrence_jgs.mp3

I really enjoyed reading this one :)
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Post by ref » September 10th, 2008, 1:54 pm


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Post by Secrets » September 10th, 2008, 4:43 pm


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Post by kristin » September 10th, 2008, 11:41 pm

JaneGS wrote:And here's my mine: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/babyrunning_lawrence_jgs.mp3

I really enjoyed reading this one :)
Thanks, Jane. The volume was quite low, I had to amplify, which also brought the background noise up a bit. Did something change with your settings? Your last poem was much louder with less background. Oh, and you reversed your author and title tag (again.) :wink:
[size=75]Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world. - Jasper Fforde[/size]

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Post by kristin » September 10th, 2008, 11:42 pm

Thanks, Rhonda and Secrets. :thumbs:
[size=75]Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world. - Jasper Fforde[/size]

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Post by Ernst Pattynama » September 11th, 2008, 3:05 am

Here's my recording of this week's poem :
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/babyrunning_lawrence_eep.mp3

Duration: 1'04"
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Post by kristin » September 11th, 2008, 3:11 am

Thanks, Ernst. :D
[size=75]Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world. - Jasper Fforde[/size]

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Post by JaneGS » September 11th, 2008, 10:18 am

Kristen said
The volume was quite low, I had to amplify, which also brought the background noise up a bit. Did something change with your settings? Your last poem was much louder with less background. Oh, and you reversed your author and title tag (again.)
My apologies on reversing author and title--I guess I was copying the sample and not reading the fields right. My dumb!

With regards to the volume, I've had trouble with explosives (I think that's the term), and so moved my mic up to eyebrow level, but that seems to make the volume too low. Any other suggestions for me?
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Post by kristin » September 11th, 2008, 10:42 am

What kind of mic are you using? I'm guessing headset but is the mic part flexible? If so you could try moving it out a bit rather than up. Eyebrow level is not optimum for picking up sound. With a headset mic all I can really suggest is move it around until you find a good balance between volume and plosives.
[size=75]Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world. - Jasper Fforde[/size]

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Post by fink » September 11th, 2008, 11:28 am

I can`t resist these wonderful little poems so here we go :D

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/babyrunning_lawrence_jf.mp3

Duration 1:25

All the best - Joseph

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Post by aradlaw » September 11th, 2008, 5:44 pm

Here is one more...

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/babyrunning_lawrence_dl.mp3

@ 1:08

Brings back memories of our two kids who seemed to defy gravity as they ran at that age :9:
David Lawrence

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