COMPLETE [Weekly] Troubled About Many Things by E. Dickinson

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Post by aradlaw » June 25th, 2016, 5:59 pm

Troubled About Many Things by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886).

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The verses of Emily Dickinson belong emphatically to what Emerson long since called "the Poetry of the Portfolio,"—something produced absolutely without the thought of publication, and solely by way of expression of the writer's own mind.
A recluse by temperament and habit, literally spending years without setting her foot beyond the doorstep, and many more years during which her walks were strictly limited to her father's grounds, she habitually concealed her mind, like her person, from all but a very few friends; and it was with great difficulty that she was persuaded to print, during her lifetime, three or four poems. Yet she wrote verses in great abundance. (from the Introduction to Poems: Three Series, Complete, by Emily Dickinson)
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Troubled About Many Things by Emily Dickinson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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How many times these low feet staggered,
Only the soldered mouth can tell;
Try! can you stir the awful rivet?
Try! can you lift the hasps of steel?

Stroke the cool forehead, hot so often,
Lift, if you can, the listless hair;
Handle the adamantine fingers
Never a thimble more shall wear.

Buzz the dull flies on the chamber window;
Brave shines the sun through the freckled pane;
Fearless the cobweb swings from the ceiling —
Indolent housewife, in daisies lain!


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Post by aradlaw » June 26th, 2016, 4:05 am

Thank you Tony. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » June 26th, 2016, 6:18 pm

Thank you Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by mdatcher » June 26th, 2016, 8:33 pm

Here's one from me:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/troubled_dickinson_msd_128kb.mp3
0:55

I'm trying a new recording and editing process, so please let me know if there are any problems. Thanks.

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Post by aradlaw » June 27th, 2016, 7:58 am

Thanks Matthew and Erin. :thumbs:
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Post by Darynobrien » June 28th, 2016, 8:29 pm

Hi, first submission. Woot! Woot! Criticism is very welcome. run time is at 1:12

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/troubled_dickinson_dob_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » June 29th, 2016, 4:41 am

Thank you Daryn, good first reading.
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Post by Darynobrien » June 29th, 2016, 5:29 am

Thank you, David. You can list me as Daryn O'Brien.

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Post by WiltedScribe » June 29th, 2016, 4:05 pm

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Post by LenXZ1 » June 29th, 2016, 5:28 pm

Here is my version of this cute little domestic poem. Doesn't sound too troubled, does she?

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/troubled_dickinson_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:08

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Post by aradlaw » July 1st, 2016, 7:36 am

Thank you Tomas and Len. :thumbs:
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Post by ezwa » July 1st, 2016, 10:39 am

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