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Post by aradlaw » April 18th, 2015, 6:35 pm

The Death-bed by Thomas Hood (1799 - 1845).

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Thomas Hood was an English poet, author, and humourist, best known for poems such as The Bridge of Sighs and The Song of the Shirt. Hood wrote regularly for The London Magazine, the Athenaeum, and Punch. He later published a magazine largely consisting of his own works. Hood, never robust, lapsed into invalidism by the age of 41 and died at the age of 45. William Michael Rossetti in 1903 called him "the finest English poet" between the generations of Shelley and Tennyson. ( SSummary from Wikipadia)
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WE watch'd her breathing thro' the night,
Her breathing soft and low,
As in her breast the wave of life
Kept heaving to and fro.

So silently we seem'd to speak,
So slowly moved about,
As we had lent her half our powers
To eke her living out.

Our very hopes belied our fears,
Our fears our hopes belied—
We thought her dying when she slept,
And sleeping when she died.

For when the morn came dim and sad,
And chill with early showers,
Her quiet eyelids closed—she had
Another morn than ours.


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Post by canadaguy2015 » April 20th, 2015, 3:56 pm

Here is my recording of the poem. Checker says it's at 88.9 db. Please let me know if it needs to be louder.

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https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/deathbed_hood_jm_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » April 21st, 2015, 7:35 pm

Thank you all; Lee Ann, Erin, Noel, Algy and Jim, good readings. :thumbs:
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Post by Peter Why » April 22nd, 2015, 11:38 am

Here's mine: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/hood_death-bed.mp3

(1.11)

I rather like Hood's style, and had a look at his other poems in the collection .... but he does come very close to doggerel! Here's a verse from Bridge of Sighs, about a woman who committed suicide by drowning.

Alas! for the rarity
Of Christian charity
Under the sun!
O, it was pitiful!
Near a whole citifull,
Home she had none.
"I think, therefore I am, I think." Solomon Cohen, in Terry Pratchett's Dodger

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Post by aradlaw » April 22nd, 2015, 1:55 pm

Thank you Bruce, PL OK. :thumbs:

Good reading Peter, can you upload again with the correct filename format ? Thanks :wink:
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Post by Peter Why » April 22nd, 2015, 2:44 pm

Sorry, I had saved it with the right file name, but accidentally uploaded a temporary file.

Here you go: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/deathbed_hood_py_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » April 23rd, 2015, 4:52 am

Thanks Peter. :D
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Post by Veggrower » April 23rd, 2015, 5:20 am

Hi David - here's my recording, with a length of 1:09:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/deathbed_hood_gb_128kb.mp3

Thanks,

Garth

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Post by aradlaw » April 23rd, 2015, 5:50 am

Thank you Garth. :thumbs:
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Post by J_N » April 23rd, 2015, 6:17 am

after a long abstinence, here is my recording... I am always surprised how short poems can be and still evoke a vivid picture and emotions :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/deathbed_hood_jn_128kb.mp3 1:16
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