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Post by Rapunzelina » June 8th, 2015, 1:27 am

Thank you, Erin and Len! :9: MW updated.

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Post by LenXZ1 » June 9th, 2015, 7:22 pm

And here is my final contribution to Collection 145, a more serious one this time--something of a declaration of independence by one who is weary of the false world's turmoil:

“Good-Bye,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Text URL: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175146
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_goodbye_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 2:14

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 10th, 2015, 1:06 am

Thank you, Len! now added in the MW!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » June 11th, 2015, 6:51 am

No surprise that my last poem for this month is by Laurence Hope!

'Reverie of Mahomed Akram at the Tamarind Tank' by Laurence Hope (Adela Nicolson, 1865-1904)

Etext: https://archive.org/stream/gardenofkamaothe00hopeuoft#page/4/mode/2up

Duration: 5.47

MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_reverieofmahomedakram_el_128kb.mp3

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Post by DannyHauger » June 11th, 2015, 10:14 am

I recorded the first 5 poems of
"Sonnets by Julia Caroline Dorr -ck"

https://archive.org/details/poems01dorr

I was told (by Carolin) they may be useful to your collection, as they were the wrong 5 that were assigned to me, so here they are:


https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/sonnets_01_dorr.mp3 3.39 KB (3:37)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/sonnets_02_dorr.mp3 3.21 KB (3:25)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/sonnets_03_dorr.mp3 1.25 KB (1:20)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/sonnets_04_dorr.mp3 2.49 KB (2:39)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/sonnets_05_dorr.mp3 (3:11)

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 11th, 2015, 11:37 am

Thank you, Danny! Yes, these will be wonderful contributions for the poetry collection :9:
We follow a guideline for three poems per reader in each month's collection, so I'll enter your first three poems into the Magic Window for this month, and save the other two for next month's collection, in July.

Just one thing that needs editing, the intro for your first poem currently says "recorded in the public domain". Can you make it (or add in addition) "read for librivox.org", please?
Also checking the volumes, poem 4 sounds a bit softer than the rest. Can you amplify a bit, maybe 3 or 4 dBs, and reupload?

Everything else if fine, and very nicely recited :D Thank you for offering your recordings here!


Newgatenovelist wrote:No surprise that my last poem for this month is by Laurence Hope!
'Reverie of Mahomed Akram at the Tamarind Tank' by Laurence Hope (Adela Nicolson, 1865-1904)
Etext: https://archive.org/stream/gardenofkamaothe00hopeuoft#page/4/mode/2up
Duration: 5.47
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_reverieofmahomedakram_el_128kb.mp3
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A lovely reading, Erin! Thank you! Adding to the Magic window now...!

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Post by msfry » June 13th, 2015, 9:34 am

Here is my contribution, which has been a long, long time in the works (I've wanted to recite this poem aloud for at least 50 years, and now thanks to LV, I can). I think it is one of the most wretched, heart-wrenching poems in the world, about two of the most awful aspects of man's nature, the penchant for religious persecution, and insensitivity to suffering! It never fails to tear me apart. I only hope I did it justice. I don't see it in the LV catalog yet, either, which amazes me.

The Prisoner of Chillon, by Lord Byron (George Gordon) (1788-1824)
Text URL: https://archive.org/stream/chillo00prisonerofbyrorich#page/6/mode/2up
Duration:21:3
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/prisonerofchillon_byron_mtf_128kb.mp3
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Post by k5hsj » June 13th, 2015, 1:37 pm

Rapunzelina,

Three for June:

No Second Troy by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Text: http://www.bartleby.com/147/36.html
Duration: 1:02
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_nosecondtroy_wt_128kb.mp3

Death Be not proud by John Donne (1572-1631)
Text: http://www.bartleby.com/105/72.html
Duration: 1:20
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_deathbenotproud_wt_128kb.mp3

Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Text: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Frost_at_Midnight
Duration: 4:41
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_frostatmidnight_wt_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 13th, 2015, 3:08 pm

msfry wrote:Here is my contribution, which has been a long, long time in the works (I've wanted to recite this poem aloud for at least 50 years, and now thanks to LV, I can). I think it is one of the most wretched, heart-wrenching poems in the world, about two of the most awful aspects of man's nature, the penchant for religious persecution, and insensitivity to suffering! It never fails to tear me apart. I only hope I did it justice. I don't see it in the LV catalog yet, either, which amazes me.

The Prisoner of Chillon, by Lord Byron (George Gordon) (1788-1824)
Text URL: https://archive.org/stream/chillo00prisonerofbyrorich#page/6/mode/2up
Duration:21:3
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/prisonerofchillon_byron_mtf_128kb.mp3
Thank you Ms Fry! You brought true emotion in those lines!

I have some PL notes (mostly questions). Did you intend to include the first part "Eternal spirit of the chainless mind [...] from tyranny to God" ?
Currently this is not in the recording, but you included the footnote that referred to the name Bonnivart which is in that part.
~14:12 I think a line is missing here: "It ceased, and then it came again,"
~15:34 please check, text is "in winged guise,", it sounds like "in winged disguise," ?

If you choose to edit and reupload, please check the first post for the correct filename format. Thank you! :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 13th, 2015, 3:28 pm

k5hsj wrote:Rapunzelina,

Three for June:

No Second Troy by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Text: http://www.bartleby.com/147/36.html
Duration: 1:02
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_nosecondtroy_wt_128kb.mp3

Death Be not proud by John Donne (1572-1631)
Text: http://www.bartleby.com/105/72.html
Duration: 1:20
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_deathbenotproud_wt_128kb.mp3

Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Text: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Frost_at_Midnight
Duration: 4:41
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_frostatmidnight_wt_128kb.mp3

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Thank you, Winston! Magic Window is updated!
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Post by msfry » June 13th, 2015, 4:09 pm

Rapunzelina wrote: I have some PL notes (mostly questions). Did you intend to include the first part "Eternal spirit of the chainless mind [...] from tyranny to God" ?
Currently this is not in the recording, but you included the footnote that referred to the name Bonnivart which is in that part.
I'm making the corrections cited, but first to answer your questions, I do not wish to include the sonnet, but I'd like to incorporate the information in the footnote. Is that OK?
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Post by glennobrien » June 14th, 2015, 6:43 am

A Mate Can Do No Wrong by Henry Lawson (1867-1922)
Text URL: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607121h.html#p22
Duration: 01:13
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_matecandonowrong_go_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 14th, 2015, 3:08 pm

Thank you, Glenn! MW has been updated with your recording :D

msfry wrote:I'm making the corrections cited, but first to answer your questions, I do not wish to include the sonnet, but I'd like to incorporate the information in the footnote. Is that OK?
Since the footnote refers to the sonnet, they should go together. It doesn't practically make sense to read a footnote to a "non-existent" text. We can include some information about the poem in the description (catalog page) of the project if you'd like that instead.

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Post by msfry » June 14th, 2015, 4:00 pm

Rapunzelina wrote: Since the footnote refers to the sonnet . . . .
I don't see where the footnote refers to the sonnet, but it just helps to "make real" the fictitious story Byron is telling. I've never elsewhere seen the sonnet presented with the poem, but I have read in many places of Bonnivard being his model and inspiration. So if you think it has to go, then I guess it must, but its omission diminishes the presentation, I think. Have I changed your mind?
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 14th, 2015, 11:28 pm

The footnote refers to the second to last line of the sonnet: "By Bonnivard! May none those marks efface!" You can see a superscript "1" at "Bonnivard", which is the footnote "1".

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