COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 144 - rap

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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 1st, 2015, 2:41 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 144

This project is complete. All audio files can be found in the catalog: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-144-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of May 2015. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 30 minutes (approximately 5000 words). (If you would like to record a longer poem, please discuss it with the MC.)
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc144_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc144_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including ID tags, file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 1st, 2015, 4:08 am

'Wind of Summer' by Michael Field (Katharine Bradley, 1846-1914 and Edith Cooper, 1862-1913)
Text: http://www.bartleby.com/246/944.html
Time: 00:49
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_windofsummer_el_128kb.mp3


'Circe' by Augusta Webster (1837-1894)
Text: https://archive.org/stream/portraits00webs#page/14/mode/2up
Time: 12:02
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_circe_el_128kb.mp3

I'm afraid that Webster isn't in the catalogue. Her Wikipedia entry, if it helps, is here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_Webster


'In the Early Pearly Morning: Song by Valgovind' by Laurence Hope (Adela Nicolson, 1865-1904)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8197/8197-h/8197-h.htm#link2H_4_0003
Time: 2:07
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_earlypearlymorning_el_128kb.mp3


Happy May Day!
-Erin

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 1st, 2015, 12:58 pm

Happy May Day, Erin!
Thank you for your contributions! I especially took my time with Circe and really felt it!
MW updated.

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Post by LenXZ1 » May 6th, 2015, 3:46 pm

Here is my first contribution to this collection:

"The Eternal Justice," by Anne Reeve Aldrich (1866-1892)
Text URL: http://www.bartelby.com/248/1589.html
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_eternaljustice_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:55

Len
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Post by LenXZ1 » May 6th, 2015, 6:59 pm

Here is recording number 2 for this project:

“Romance,” by Claude McKay (1889-1948)
Text URL: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173962
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_romance_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:35

Len
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Post by LenXZ1 » May 6th, 2015, 7:57 pm

And here is the final result of my hard day of labor--my third contribution to this collection, a little comic relief this time:

“Ode to Work in Springtime,” by Thomas R. Ybarra (1880-1971)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23972/23972-h/23972-h.htm%23Page_47
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_odetowork_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:34

Len
"A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 7th, 2015, 8:33 am

Thank you, Len! Your contributions have been added to the Magic Window :D

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 8th, 2015, 2:34 pm

Saint Peter, by Henry Lawson (1867-1922)
Text URL: http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry/saint-peter-0022045
Duration: 2:09
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_saintpeter_sote_128kb.mp3

Cheers,
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 9th, 2015, 12:43 am

Nice!
MW updated.
Thank you, Son of the Exiles!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 9th, 2015, 3:25 pm

Something I first heard quoted in a sermon about 25 years ago. It's from the volume "Flower of Youth: Poems in War Time (1915)". It opens (and closes) with a man thrown from a galloping horse.

The Great Mercy, by Katharine Tynan (1861–1931)
Text URL: https://archive.org/stream/flowerofyouthpoe00tyna#page/50/mode/2up
Duration: 1:36
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_greatmercy_sote_128kb.mp3
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 9th, 2015, 11:47 pm

It's touching... Thank you, Son of the Exiles! MW updated.

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Post by k5hsj » May 13th, 2015, 5:28 pm

Repunzelina,

Three for May:

To Daffodils by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
Text: http://theotherpages.org/poems/herrick1.html#9
Duration: 1:03
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_todaffodills_wt_128kb.mp3

Sonnet 147 by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1041
Duration: 1:16
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_sonnet147_wt_128kb.mp3

The Sun Used to Shine by Edward Thomas (1878-1917)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22423
Duration: 1:56
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_sunusedtoshine_wt_128kb.mp3

I just noticed that I misspelled "daffodils" in the MP3 file name--don't know if makes any difference, but I couldn't figure out how to correct it. :oops:

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 14th, 2015, 2:33 am

Thank you, Winston! Lovely!
I've fixed the filename in the Magic Window; I see the source website has the typo, so it was easy to duplicate. :mrgreen:

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Post by GrayHouse » May 15th, 2015, 4:31 am

Hi Rapunzelina

I was inspired by a recent weekly to read this one. Hope it's OK.

The Glory of the Day Was in her Face by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17884/17884-h/17884-h.htm
Duration: 1:12
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc144_gloryofthedaywasinherface_ik_128kb.mp3

Thanks,
-Ian

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 15th, 2015, 8:38 am

Thank you, Ian! :9:

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