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Post by aradlaw » June 23rd, 2013, 10:30 am

Midsummer
by William Cullen Bryant (1794 – 1878)

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This poem taken from the Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant, Household Edition. (Summary by David Lawrence)
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Midsummer by William Cullen Bryant, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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A power is on the earth and in the air
From which the vital spirit shrinks afraid,
And shelters him, in nooks of deepest shade,
From the hot steam and from the fiery glare.
Look forth upon the earth—her thousand plants
Are smitten; even the dark sun-loving maize
Faints in the field beneath the torrid blaze;
The herd beside the shaded fountain pants;
For life is driven from all the landscape brown;
The bird has sought his tree, the snake his den,
The trout floats dead in the hot stream, and men
Drop by the sun-stroke in the populous town;
As if the Day of Fire had dawned, and sent
Its deadly breath into the firmament.
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Post by Vandermast » June 23rd, 2013, 4:39 pm

For hot and dry I went for quiet, therefore close to mic, therefore recording a bit furry. But okay I think. :wink:

URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/midsummer_bryant_jcm.mp3
Duration: 1:27.

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Post by jannie » June 24th, 2013, 10:51 am

Sitting here in the Pacific NorthWet, I wouldn't mind a bit of the heat sent up my way - still waiting for summer :cry:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/midsummer_bryant_jm2.mp3

1:11

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Post by Vandermast » June 24th, 2013, 11:06 am

What is this "summer" of which you speak? It sounds like devil's work. :shock:

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Post by LenXZ1 » June 24th, 2013, 4:37 pm

Not exactly "the good old summertime" where "the livin' is easy," is it? These fish ain't jumpin' and the cotton probably ain't high.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/midsummer_bryant_llw.mp3
Duration: 1:18

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Post by jannie » June 24th, 2013, 5:12 pm

Jason - your whispered devilish heat has convinced me to recant my soppy wish and look at the rain in a better light 8-) :!:

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Post by tekksavvy318 » June 24th, 2013, 8:31 pm

Here is my version, should you decide to upload it to MW!
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/midsummer_bryant_ts.mp3
1:11
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Post by AlanW » June 25th, 2013, 9:35 am

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Post by dmccollaum » June 25th, 2013, 12:34 pm

my attempt: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/midsummer_bryant_adm.mp3

duration: 1:07

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Post by Kaffen » June 25th, 2013, 2:57 pm

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Post by aradlaw » June 25th, 2013, 4:28 pm

This poem sounds a lot like a disaster movie. :twisted:

Thank you Jason, Jannie, Len, Alan, Dean and Mark. :thumbs:
tekksavvy, your file needs Noise Reduction and the silence cut down to 5 seconds, please. :wink:
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Post by Algy Pug » June 26th, 2013, 2:38 am

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Post by guitarwoman » June 26th, 2013, 5:21 pm

First try at recording. How'd I do?

Feedback welcome :D

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/midsummer_bryant_bm.mp3

duration 1.35

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Post by aradlaw » June 27th, 2013, 4:08 pm

Thank you Ernst and Lee Anne. :thumbs:

Good first recording Bonita :clap: All the tech specs are fine.
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