COMPLETE -SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY POEM - Art and Heart by Wilcox

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Post by LibraryLady » July 12th, 2006, 2:33 pm

All recordings can be found on the catalog page: http://librivox.org/art-and-heart-by-ella-wheeler-wilcox/

Hugh's contest to find a poem that best reflects the spirit of LibriVox (see this thread: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2652) has a winner! Congratulations to Betsie for finding us such a beautiful poem.

The goal here is to leave this project open until the last possible day (the anniversary is Aug. 10th).

We will be reading "Art and Heart," by Ella Wheeler Wilcox from her collection Poems of Passion (Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/16776).
ART AND HEART.

Though critics may bow to art, and I am its own true lover,
It is not art, but _heart_, which wins the wide world over.

Though smooth be the heartless prayer, no ear in Heaven will mind it,
And the finest phrase falls dead if there is no feeling behind it.

Though perfect the player's touch, little, if any, he sways us,
Unless we feel his heart throb through the music he plays us.

Though the poet may spend his life in skilfully rounding a measure,
Unless he writes from a full, warm heart he gives us little pleasure.

So it is not the speech which tells, but the impulse which goes
with the saying;
And it is not the words of the prayer, but the yearning back of
the praying.

It is not the artist's skill which into our soul comes stealing
With a joy that is almost pain, but it is the player's feeling.

And it is not the poet's song, though sweeter than sweet bells chiming,
Which thrills us through and through, but the heart which beats under
the rhyming.

And therefore I say again, though I am art's own true lover,
That it is not art, but heart, which wins the wide world over.
Please start with this abbreviated disclaimer: "Art and Heart, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, read for LibriVox.org by [your name], to celebrate the first anniversary of LibriVox."

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

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

File name ? all in lowercase: art_and_heart_wilcox_[your initials].mp3

ID-3 tags:
Title: Art and Heart - Read by [your initials]
Artist: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Album: LibriVox Anniversary Poetry Special

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

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

You may either post a link to your completed files here in the thread or email them to me via http://www.yousendit.com/ at this address: ac DOT timshel AT gmail DOT com. If you use yousendit, please post the link it generates in this thread as well.

When you post your link, please include your name as you would like it credited on the catalog page and any URL by which you would like it accompanied.

Thanks in advance, I look forward to listening!
Last edited by LibraryLady on August 8th, 2006, 11:12 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by kri » July 12th, 2006, 2:43 pm

http://greenkri.com/librivox/art_and_heart_wilcox_kll.mp3

I'm using my married name now, because it's starting to confuse me....

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Post by thistlechick » July 12th, 2006, 4:09 pm

~ Betsie
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Post by kayray » July 12th, 2006, 4:34 pm

http://kayray.org/audiobooks/librivox/anniversary/art_and_heart_wilcox_ks.mp3

Kara Shallenberg
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Lovely lovely poem. I remembered to add ID3 tags this time, yay me! Hey Kristin, it's a good thing your married name also starts with "L" or we'd get all confused! :)
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Post by kri » July 12th, 2006, 6:10 pm

kayray wrote:Hey Kristin, it's a good thing your married name also starts with "L" or we'd get all confused! :)
Heheh, yep, it's made things easier for me too.

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Post by LibraryLady » July 12th, 2006, 7:35 pm

All downloaded - listening now and so far so good!

Betsie - your link was missing the "and" in the filename but I dug around your website and found it. ;)

Kri - I thought exactly the same thing: at least your initials are the same!

Good start everyone, keep them rolling in!
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Post by JemmaBlythe » July 13th, 2006, 4:48 pm

Hi Annie
My Yousendit link is http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=414A01D21554333F
Take care, Jemma Blythe
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Post by LibraryLady » July 13th, 2006, 8:18 pm

Thanks JemmaBlythe and ezwa!

Ezwa - How do you want your name and URL to appear in the catalog page?
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Post by Breefolk » July 13th, 2006, 8:33 pm

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Post by LibraryLady » July 13th, 2006, 8:41 pm

Thanks Christiane!
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Post by ezwa » July 14th, 2006, 12:34 am

LibraryLady wrote:Thanks JemmaBlythe and ezwa!

Ezwa - How do you want your name and URL to appear in the catalog page?


Ezwa - will be just fine, thanks.

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Post by LibraryLady » July 14th, 2006, 5:45 pm

Got it, Kristin. Thanks for the info Ezwa.
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