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Post by aradlaw » December 9th, 2016, 8:19 pm

The Dolls by William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939).

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William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, his earliest volume of verse was published in 1889, and its slow-paced and lyrical poems display Yeats's debts to Edmund Spenser, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the poets of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. From 1900, Yeats's poetry grew more physical and realistic. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. (Wikipedia )
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A doll in the doll-maker's house
Looks at the cradle and balls:
'That is an insult to us.'
But the oldest of all the dolls
Who had seen, being kept for show,
Generations of his sort,
Out-screams the whole shelf: 'Although
There's not a man can report
Evil of this place,
The man and the woman bring
Hither to our disgrace,
A noisy and filthy thing.'
Hearing him groan and stretch
The doll-maker's wife is aware
Her husband has heard the wretch,
And crouched by the arm of his chair,
She murmurs into his ear,
Head upon shoulder leant:
'My dear, my dear, oh dear,
It was an accident.'


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Post by aradlaw » December 11th, 2016, 6:39 pm

Thank you Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » December 12th, 2016, 10:01 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dolls_yeats_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:19

Take care,

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Post by aradlaw » December 13th, 2016, 7:15 am

Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
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Post by iBeScotty » December 13th, 2016, 10:11 am

Here is a contribution from me:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dolls_yeats_ss_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:01

(I confess that never having been much into poetry, reading it aloud now gives me a new appreciation!)

Thanks,
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Post by Jude1972 » December 13th, 2016, 12:25 pm

here's mine:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dolls_yeats_jh_128kb.mp3 (01:11)

this will be my last one before Christmas........

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Post by brucek » December 14th, 2016, 6:40 am


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Post by aradlaw » December 14th, 2016, 6:47 pm

Thank you Scotty, Jude and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » December 14th, 2016, 7:13 pm

Here is my reading..
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dolls_yeats_dl_128kb.mp3
1:11

Could someone please take a listen ?
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Post by tovarisch » December 14th, 2016, 7:21 pm

Good reading, David.

One note: at 46', I hear "And crouching by the arm of his chair", the text is ".. crouched .."
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Post by CalmDragon » December 14th, 2016, 9:27 pm

After busting the door on the bottom of my Zoom H2, it will no longer read my SD card, so this is my first recording with my web cam mic, hope it works out okay until I get another microphone...

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dolls_yeats_cd_128kb.mp3

time 1:04
size 1003 KB

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Post by Jude1972 » December 15th, 2016, 3:16 am

aradlaw wrote:Thank you Scotty, Jude and Bruce. :thumbs:

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by DaMa » December 15th, 2016, 11:04 am

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