COMPLETE: Weekly Poetry - I Do Not Love Thee, by Norton

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Peter Why
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Post by Peter Why » December 31st, 2005, 5:07 pm

all audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/i-do-not-love-thee-by-caroline-norton/


A little love poem to start the new year.

As usual, each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many Librivox volunteers as possible! Have fun!


I do not love Thee

by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton. 1808?1876


I do not love thee!?no! I do not love thee!
And yet when thou art absent I am sad;
And envy even the bright blue sky above thee,
Whose quiet stars may see thee and be glad.

I do not love thee!?yet, I know not why,
Whate'er thou dost seems still well done, to me:
And often in my solitude I sigh
That those I do love are not more like thee!

I do not love thee!?yet, when thou art gone,
I hate the sound (though those who speak be dear)
Which breaks the lingering echo of the tone
Thy voice of music leaves upon my ear.

I do not love thee!?yet thy speaking eyes,
With their deep, bright, and most expressive blue,
Between me and the midnight heaven arise,
Oftener than any eyes I ever knew.

I know I do not love thee! yet, alas!
Others will scarcely trust my candid heart;
And oft I catch them smiling as they pass,
Because they see me gazing where thou art.


You can access the poem here in the Bartleby collection:

http://www.bartleby.com/101/692.html

If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 5:00 PST on Saturday, January 7th.

Please post a link to your version in a reply to this post, or use http://yousendit.com to send your file directly to me at peter[dot]planete[at]tiscali[dot]co[dot]uk Do tell me your name, so you can be credited with the reading ... do you want a pseudonym or your real name to be used?

File name: i_do_not_love_thee_norton_[your initials].mp3

ID-3 tags:

Title: i_do_not_love_thee_[your initials]
Artisit: norton_c
Album: librivox_weekly_poetry

... perhaps adding "Recorded by .." in the Comment.

New readers: remember to read the "librivox disclaimer" at the beginning of your poem, e.g. "I do not love thee, by Caroline Norton, read for librivox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal url, if you wish.

Please read the Recording Notes http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=106

Enjoy yourself! I look forward to listening.

(and remember, anyone who submits a recording can choose the next weekly poem! If you'd like to pick next week's poem, just post here!)

Peter
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Post by thistlechick » December 31st, 2005, 5:38 pm

psst... double check the ID3 tags please
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Peter Why
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Post by Peter Why » December 31st, 2005, 5:59 pm

Thanks, Betsie; corrected. ... and, when I saw a new entry in the thread, I thought that I already had a recording, less than an hour after lift-off!

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Post by thistlechick » December 31st, 2005, 6:55 pm

Is two hours quick enough =)

http://betsie.info/librivox/i_do_not_love_thee_norton_blb.mp3

Runtime: 00:01:40
Read by: Betsie Bush
URL: http://betsie.info
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Post by kayvan » December 31st, 2005, 7:57 pm

Peter Why wrote: As usual, each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many Librivox volunteers as possible! Have fun!
Here are two contributions!

One is from my beautiful and talented daughter, Katherine Y. Sylvan: http://tinyurl.com/9xpu3

Here is mine (Kayvan A. Sylvan): http://tinyurl.com/dlwyx

Best regards,

---Kayvan
--
Recording G. K. Chesterton's "Orthodoxy" (1908)
Kayvan Sylvan (kayvan AT sylvan DOT com)

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Post by thadine » January 1st, 2006, 4:47 am

Here's my first contribution to Weekly Poetry!

http://viedecousu.com/podcast/i_do_not_love_thee_norton_jc.mp3

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Post by outspoken1761 » January 1st, 2006, 1:18 pm

Here's my contribution:

http://s42.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0AD7L5O723FSA0HXRLNCDQ8DIP

Runtime: 2:01
Read by: Frank Woodward

Thanks!
-Frank
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Post by LibraryLady » January 1st, 2006, 3:09 pm

Let me know if this sounds okay, it is with my new mic.

http://www.anniecoleman.com/resources/i_do_not_love_thee_norton_apc.mp3

Runtime: 01:41
Name: Annie Coleman
URL: http://www.anniecoleman.com
Annie Coleman Rothenberg
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"I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice." ~Whitman

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Post by kayvan » January 1st, 2006, 5:39 pm

outspoken1761 wrote:Here's my contribution:
http://s42.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0AD7L5O723FSA0HXRLNCDQ8DIP
Runtime: 2:01
Read by: Frank Woodward
Hi Frank,

The reading is good, but the volume on your recording is way too soft. I had to crank up my speakers to hear it.

Best regards,

---Kayvan
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Recording G. K. Chesterton's "Orthodoxy" (1908)
Kayvan Sylvan (kayvan AT sylvan DOT com)

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Post by Peter Why » January 2nd, 2006, 2:29 am

Thanks, everyone, I've got them all, and will check them later today (Monday).
Peter

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Post by StefanS » January 2nd, 2006, 7:18 am

Hi to all,

although I am a not native speaker, here is my try:
http://s57.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2WK9ZH7V3YAF330ZNRU7KTZRW8

Best regards
StefanS

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Post by bikejen » January 2nd, 2006, 7:27 am

http://www.jenford.com/libri/i_do_not_love_thee_norton_jaf.mp3

Greetings - first time reader. would most appreciate feedback.

Best,
Jen Ford

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Post by Peter Why » January 2nd, 2006, 3:17 pm

Thank you everyone: I've been through all the recordings received so far. None were read too fast; all *very* well expressed ... love poems bring out the best in people, obviously.

I had no trouble with volume; some slight variation, but no-one forced me to listen at top volume on my headphones.

Frank, there was an odd string of characters in the Comment section in your mp3 file: lots of hex numbers, plus "iTunSMPB" I removed them, just leaving your "Recorded by ..". Tell me if you need them put back for some reason.

Annie, my system generates too much noise in my headphones to be able to judge yours well. Can someone else have a listen to this file, please?

Joy, your first: that was fine, with very good speed and timing.

Kayvan and Katharine, both very good, with good timing and expression

Jen, your first, too: very good timing and expression. Did you use noise reduction? There's a slight blurring on the sound, specially noticeable at the end of the penultimate verse. It's fine as it is, but you might like to re-record.

Stefan, that was humorous and well expressed.

Thank you again.

Peter
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Post by ductapeguy » January 2nd, 2006, 4:31 pm

I have been interested in the copyfight and releasing content to the commons for some time. When AKMA spearheaded recording a distributed readin of Lawrence Lessig's Free Culture, I thought, "I can do that", but I let the opportunity slip past. Fast forward a couple of years. I have released most of my album of original folk music under a creative commons license on ezfolk.com at http://www.ezfolk.com/audio/bands/600/ .

I have been following the progress of librivox since it started. With the new year, I resolved to get off my procratinator and actually contribute to the project and the community.

Here is my recording of this week's poem.

http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0H4MECCOMQVYA3HGV551P4LE8J

Thanks to the organizers and volunteers, for facilitating such a worthwhile project.
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Post by LibraryLady » January 2nd, 2006, 4:48 pm

Peter - several others have listened and given me the thumbs up so no worries! I love that so many new LibriVoxers are gravitating here! And what a great choice of poem, Peter, so much fun to read!
Annie Coleman Rothenberg
http://www.anniecoleman.com/

"I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice." ~Whitman

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