[COMPLETE] Poems by G.K. Chesterton - tg

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Post by m8b1 » December 1st, 2010, 8:53 am

Poems by G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/poems-by-g-k-chesterton/
Originally published in 1916, this book of poetry by G.K. Chesterton includes 59 poems on a variety of subjects. Included in this are war poems, love poems, religious poems, ballades and more (Summary by Maria Therese)

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Post by TriciaG » December 1st, 2010, 12:11 pm

I'll MC for you.

How long are the poems? You might want to use the shortened poetry disclaimer for the sections. Something like this (which I used for "The Man from Snowy River"):

Code: Select all

[b]Start of recording (Intro)[/b][list][*][i]"Section [number] of The Man from Snowy River & Other Verses, by 'Banjo' Paterson. Read for Librivox.org by [your name]"[/i][*] [Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.] [/i]
[*] Say:
[i][Section title]" [/i] [/list]
[b]End of recording[/b][list][*]At the end of the section, say:
“[i]End of Section [number]. This recording is in the public domain."[/i]
[*]If you wish, say:
[i]"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]" [/i]
[*]At the end of the book, say (in addition):
[i]"End of The Man from Snowy River & Other Verses, by 'Banjo' Paterson." [/i][/list] 
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Post by m8b1 » December 1st, 2010, 12:19 pm

Hi Tricia,

Thank you ~ much appreciated!

The poems vary in length, some long, but mostly on the short side I would say.
I agree about using the shorter poetry disclaimer ~ didn't know if that would be permissible to use it though since it is an entire book. :-)
I'll change to template to reflect it.

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Post by TriciaG » December 1st, 2010, 12:20 pm

Great! I think you're all set then. :) Well, except for a DPL. :wink:
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Post by Algy Pug » December 3rd, 2010, 3:31 am

Hi Maria

I would like to read the first three poems.

For those who are interested in hearing the voice of the great man himself please check this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJjtJrvo87I

Cheers

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Post by m8b1 » December 3rd, 2010, 6:20 am

All yours, Algy ~ thank you and have fun!
Thanks for the link - great video!

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Post by philchenevert » December 3rd, 2010, 1:02 pm

I would like to claim section 4: Lepanto
also sections 22, 23 and 24
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Post by libraryanne » December 3rd, 2010, 1:22 pm

I would very much like to be your DPL. if I may.


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Post by m8b1 » December 3rd, 2010, 1:29 pm

philchenevert wrote:I would like to claim section 4: Lepanto
also sections 22, 23 and 24
:D
All yours, Phil ~ Thank you!

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Post by m8b1 » December 3rd, 2010, 1:29 pm

libraryanne wrote:I would very much like to be your DPL. if I may.


Best regards,
Betty
That would be wonderful, Betty! Thank you very much!

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Post by TriciaG » December 3rd, 2010, 2:37 pm

I've entered Betty as DPL. Moving to Readers Wanted!
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Post by aradlaw » December 3rd, 2010, 3:40 pm

Hi Maria, I guess its only fair that I read one of your poems :D , please put me down for #13 - The Deluge
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Post by m8b1 » December 3rd, 2010, 5:39 pm

All yours, David! Thank you! :D

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Post by imamathwiz » December 3rd, 2010, 7:24 pm

I can read: Poem 06 - Blessed are the Peace Makers

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Post by m8b1 » December 3rd, 2010, 7:32 pm

imamathwiz wrote:I can read: Poem 06 - Blessed are the Peace Makers
Hi imamathwiz,

Welcome to LibriVox! Poem 06 is all yours! Please read the first post of this thread carefully.

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