COMPLETE:- Short poetry (Volume 2) - PO/kr

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Post by kayvan » January 3rd, 2006, 4:19 am

Here's my contribution:
http://tinyurl.com/86sdc

From this page.
Thomas Edward Brown. 1830?1897

790. Dora

SHE knelt upon her brother's grave,
My little girl of six years old?
He used to be so good and brave,
The sweetest lamb of all our fold;
He used to shout, he used to sing,
Of all our tribe the little king?
And so unto the turf her ear she laid,
To hark if still in that dark place he play'd.
No sound! no sound!
Death's silence was profound;
And horror crept
Into her aching heart, and Dora wept.
If this is as it ought to be,
My God, I leave it unto Thee.
--
Recording G. K. Chesterton's "Orthodoxy" (1908)
Kayvan Sylvan (kayvan AT sylvan DOT com)

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Post by Guest » January 3rd, 2006, 11:08 am

"The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot

Read by Highway61.
Introduction read by chanse.


EDIT: Link to revised file forthcoming
Last edited by Guest on January 4th, 2006, 1:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by kayray » January 3rd, 2006, 3:01 pm

tis wrote:
Peter Why wrote:We're changing the format for this collection a little; instead of including every poem submitted up to a particular date, we're going to collect twenty poems for each "edition".
Just a thought... we could have a total length instead of a total number of poems - for instance, if we took all poems until we reached 70 minutes or so, it would mean each collection would then fit nicely on a CD. I think the first collection happens to be just under 80 minutes total by happy chance...

Wouldn't you like to be able to see the librivox short poetry collections in a nice line of CDs? :)
Chris, that's an extremely good idea but, honestly, one of the reasons we changed it to a 20-poem limit was because of the immense amount of work involved in cataloging the poems.

I had 29 in that last collection and, trust me, it was too many :)

Maybe when the catalog pages are automatically generated...

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Post by thistlechick » January 4th, 2006, 1:04 pm

Poem from ChipDoc (moved from Going Solo)
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:44 pm Post subject: The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

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I confess that I love this poem and went a bit over the top with it, so I'm not going to be offended if it doesn't make the cut. It was fun to do, and now that I've gotten that out of my system I'm ready to settle into something a bit less intense.

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/the_highwayman_by_alfred_noyes_pdc.mp3

It was written in 1907. It's 7:41 in length and about 7.3 megs in size. Criticism (constructive or otherwise) is appreciated.

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Post by kayray » January 4th, 2006, 1:13 pm

Chip! What a performance! Spectacularly dramatic! Please go sign up to read some chapters of something for us :)

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Post by Guest » January 4th, 2006, 1:46 pm

Oxymoronically :-), I must say that I seriously enjoyed your reading of "The Highwayman."

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Post by ChipDoc » January 4th, 2006, 5:55 pm

Thanks for the kind words! Don't worry, they won't all be that way. I'm going to sit down this evening at work and read a chapter or two of something and I'll be a lot more restrained.

-Chip

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Post by ChipDoc » January 5th, 2006, 4:57 pm

OK, now that I've gotten The Highwayman out of my system, I've got a few more in the can. I did a couple of Books of Leaves Of Grass and may do a couple more before I quit for the evening. But the thing's 36 megs in size, so I'm going to haul it to work this evening and use the high speed line rather than wait for hours for it to upload via the modem at home.

I also managed to generate three more short poems for this collection. They're all from The Great War and go to show that some things never change and that beauty can be found in even the most unlikely places.

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/the_dawn_patrol_bewsher_p_pdc.mp3

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/the_red_cross_spirit_speaks_finley_j_pdc.mp3

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/the_red_cross_nurses_masson_t_pdc.mp3
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Post by peastman » January 5th, 2006, 8:27 pm

That recording of The Highwayman is awesome. Wow. Please DO record the others the same way!

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Post by kayray » January 5th, 2006, 8:56 pm

Yeah we were listening to The Highwayman and my ten-year-old said "wow, that's really CREEPY!" :)
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Post by thistlechick » January 5th, 2006, 9:48 pm

hmmm... Ever wonder where the Wachowski Brothers get ideas for their movies?

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

Title: The Matrix
Author: Amy Lowell
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext95/domcg10.txt
Runtime: 00:00:59
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Post by ChipDoc » January 5th, 2006, 11:34 pm

kayray wrote:Yeah we were listening to The Highwayman and my ten-year-old said "wow, that's really CREEPY!" :)
What higher praise...? :wink:

I really love reading to kids. They really have no trouble in giving you feedback, do they? For years I'd go into the elementary school where one or the other of my kids was enrolled and read The Velveteen Rabbit at Christmastime.

I should probably do it here; it's in the public domain...

Incidentally, the new Leaves Of Grass links are now live.
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Post by Guest » January 6th, 2006, 9:30 am

Hello All,
Some of you may have noticed that I posted a link to a recording of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" a few days ago but then removed it.
The "Prufrock Remix," as I like to call it, will be posted very shortly, but in the meantime, I am posting a letter that I had written privately to someone, who encouraged me to post it here, as well:



Hi,
Well, as you have probably noticed, I have edited those previous posts I have made in regard to a competed "Prufrock."
I will be remixing the recording, attaching the appropriate credits, and--as it would happen--using different music.
The music I had used is, in fact, in the public domain, but I had been misled in regard to my ability to use it. Though I had been given permission, the "permitter" may not have been completely informed. The music is by Franz Liszt, and I used it, not only because it's a great piece of music, but because it is titled "Apres une lecture du Dante," written by Liszt after said Dante reading. Eliot begins "Prufrock" with a passage from Dante, so the use of Listz's sonata would have been ideal. However, though Liszt's music is, indeed, in the public domain, no recordings of it are, and even though "my" pianist gave me permission to use his performance, he may have been speaking "out of turn." To avoid any and all problems, I have elected to change the music.
I have spent a great deal of time in researching this matter since our last communique, and I have learned a great deal today. I now have in my possession legal documents which will allow me absolutely legal use of the music I will be using for the "Prufrock Remix." I can absolutely guarantee you beyond even the most infinitessimal doubt that there will be no problems whatsoever with the use of the music I have arranged to use for the file that will be completed this evening.
Do know that it has been--and remains--my most sincere desire to produce recordings that will reflect in the most positive way on the great work being done by all of you at LibriVox.
Very sincerely,
Highway61

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Post by angeldust » January 6th, 2006, 5:40 pm

See CD I knew that you were meant to be here reading for the World.
Like Barry White/Issac Hayes you have that voice that should be bottled as a man's cologne. :lol: :twisted:

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Post by Guest » January 6th, 2006, 6:35 pm

Here is the new (and, I believe, improved) recording of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot, read by chanse and Highway61.
I truly hope that all of you will find merit in it.

http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1ZL8ZDBXM2QQU2F37HW09EZPNI


TITLE: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
AUTHOR: T.S. Eliot
RUNTIME: 11:23

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