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Post by Carolin » October 21st, 2014, 5:39 am

The Sad Years by Dora Sigerson Shorter (1866 - 1918).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on the catalog page for this project: http://librivox.org/the-sad-years-by-dora-sigerson-shorter/
This is a collection of poems by Dora Sigerson Shorter, whose subject are the Sad Years 1914-1918. ( Carolin)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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Post by Carolin » October 21st, 2014, 6:06 am

another volume of poems about WW1, this time from the perspective of an Irish woman living in London at the time. I read a couple of them and found them very emotional and sad (as the title suggests), they convey feelings very well.

the first verse of the sad years reads:
Thou hast encompassed us, indeed, O Lord,
With these sad years. Where does the failure lie
Of this Thy man, made to Thy likeness, since
Within the golden mirror of the sun
Thou gavest Thy sweet loveliness and didst
Then gather dust to mould him to Thy shape,
And stood him upright on Thy holy palm
To view his form and praise Thy handiwork?
Is this Thy likeness then, Thy perfect mould,
Thy hands, Thy feet, Thy voice, Thy sacred heart,
A god in miniature, of Eden made?
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Post by lubee930 » October 21st, 2014, 4:14 pm

Carolin, more lovely poems. I can't resist.

May I please have Sections 03 (The Sad Years), 21 (Comfort the Women), and 41 (A Song for Evaleen)--? Thank you! :)
Kind regards,
Lucretia

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Post by Carolin » October 22nd, 2014, 1:52 am

thank you lucretia :)
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Post by GrayHouse » October 22nd, 2014, 3:05 am

Hi Carolin,
Another great project!
I'll start with this one, please:
12 - If You Should Pass
Thanks,
-Ian

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Post by Carolin » October 22nd, 2014, 4:42 am

thank you ian :)
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Post by GrayHouse » October 25th, 2014, 8:27 am

Section 12 ready for PL

URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/sadyears_12_shorter_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:45

Thanks,
-Ian

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Post by Carolin » October 25th, 2014, 11:05 am

thank you ian :)
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Post by kmasters » October 26th, 2014, 9:11 pm

Hi Carolin

Please may I have:

Section 04 Progress: 1914-1918
Section 05 October 1915
Section 06 The Question
Section 07 The Human Touch
Section 08 The Road of the Refugees

Question: The first line of Section 04 (Progress 1914-1918) ends with:
From river, stream, and riU?

Can I assume that the "riU" should be "hill"? It fits in with the shape of the word, and also rhymes with "fill" which is placed a little earlier in that line.

Regards

Ken

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Post by Carolin » October 27th, 2014, 2:09 am

sure, thank you ken :)

edit: i checked the text as well, and it looks like it is "rill". a rill is a small stream, so it fits in with river and stream :)
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Post by mber645 » October 27th, 2014, 6:26 pm

Hi Carolin-

I'm new to Librivox, but I'd love to do Section 20 and Section 38!

Best,
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Post by kmasters » October 27th, 2014, 9:46 pm

Carolin wrote:sure, thank you ken :)

edit: i checked the text as well, and it looks like it is "rill". a rill is a small stream, so it fits in with river and stream :)

Hi Carolin

Aah, that makes much more sense - thanks very much.

Regards

Ken

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Post by Carolin » October 28th, 2014, 2:18 am

hi miri, welcome to librivox!

you are welcome to read a part of this project. to add you to the system, i need to know under which name or pseudonym you would like to appear in the catalog. we can also link to your personal website or blog.

i see you already submitted a test recording :thumbs: you will get feedback shortly. please wait with recording these poems until you got the ok on your test :)
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Post by mber645 » October 28th, 2014, 10:01 am

Hi Carolin-

mber645 works for me for the catalog!

Best,
Miri

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Post by denisedee » October 28th, 2014, 9:21 pm

Hi Carolin :)

I'd like to DPL if it's still open,

Thanks,

Denise
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