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Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!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)
This week's poem was suggested by rileytibbles.
This week's poem can be found here.
[*] Project Code: 2gkiVFig
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
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Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Then read the poem:The Death-bed by Thomas Hood, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
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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End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name - all in lowercase: deathbed_hood_your initials in lowercase_128kb.mp3
(e.g. deathbed_hood_klh_128kb.mp3 )
ID3 tags (Version 2):
Artist Name: Thomas Hood
Track Title: The Death-bed - Read by YOUR INITIALS (e.g. The Death-bed - Read by KLH)
Album Title: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]
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