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Post by aradlaw » April 26th, 2015, 10:21 am

Sonnet (From the Spanish of Plácido) by James Weldon Johnson (1871 - 1938).

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James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered for his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917. In 1920 he was the first black to be chosen as executive secretary of the organization, effectively the operating officer. ( Wikipedia)
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Sonnet (From the Spanish of Plácido) by James Weldon Johnson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Enough of love! Let break its every hold!
Ended my youthful folly! for I know
That, like the dazzling, glister-shedding snow,
Celia, thou art beautiful, but cold.
I do not find in thee that warmth which glows,
Which, all these dreary days, my heart has sought,
That warmth without which love is lifeless, naught
More than a painted fruit, a waxen rose.

Such love as thine, scarce can it bear love's name,
Deaf to the pleading notes of his sweet lyre,
A frank, impulsive heart I wish to claim,
A heart that blindly follows its desire.
I wish to embrace a woman full of flame,
I want to kiss a woman made of fire.

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Post by Algy Pug » April 26th, 2015, 6:35 pm

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Post by silverquill » April 28th, 2015, 12:07 pm

Might be a little awkward for a female voice, but here is my reading:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet_johnson_lcw_128kb.mp3
1:13

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Post by RosslynCarlyle » April 28th, 2015, 1:34 pm

This is my recording of this poem -

URL - https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet_johnson_rc_128kb.mp3
Length - 1m 12s

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Post by aradlaw » April 28th, 2015, 3:21 pm

Thank you Algy, Erin, Larry and Rosslyn. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » April 29th, 2015, 6:10 am

Thank you Bruce :thumbs:
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Post by canadaguy2015 » April 29th, 2015, 6:52 am

Here is my recording of this week's poem. Please let me know if I need to change anything.

Regards,

Jim

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet_johnson_jm_128kb.mp3

Duration 1:07

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Post by LenXZ1 » April 29th, 2015, 12:01 pm

Here is my version of this fiery sonnet:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet_johnson_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration 1:23

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Post by GregGiordano » April 29th, 2015, 7:15 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet_johnson_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:32

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Post by fshort » April 30th, 2015, 12:22 pm

Florence Short
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Post by aradlaw » May 1st, 2015, 7:46 pm

Thank you Jim, Len, Greg and Florence. :clap:
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Post by aradlaw » May 1st, 2015, 8:10 pm

Here is my reading, I would apreciate a PL please. :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet_johnson_dl_128kb.mp3
1:16
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Post by LenXZ1 » May 1st, 2015, 8:14 pm

aradlaw wrote:Here is my reading, I would apreciate a PL please. :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet_johnson_dl_128kb.mp3
1:16
Good job, David. PL OK.
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