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Post by aradlaw » January 21st, 2017, 8:09 pm

Uphill by Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894).

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Rossetti began writing down and dating her poems from 1842, mostly imitating her favoured poets. From 1847 she began experimenting with verse forms such as sonnets, hymns and ballads; drawing narratives from the Bible, folk tales and the lives of the saints. Her early pieces often feature meditations on death and loss, in the Romantic tradition. ( Wikidepia)
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Uphill by Christina Rossetti, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day's journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labor you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.


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Post by commonsparrow3 » January 21st, 2017, 9:09 pm

What a joy to be able to read this one - a longtime favorite! Here's my sample - (length 1:22)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/uphill_rossetti_mk_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » January 22nd, 2017, 10:36 am

Glad you enjoyed it one Maria. :thumbs:
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Post by ezwa » January 22nd, 2017, 11:10 am

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Post by aradlaw » January 22nd, 2017, 12:35 pm

Thank you Ezwa, the sung version is neat. :thumbs:
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Post by Algy Pug » January 24th, 2017, 6:20 am

Erin and I have recorded this as a duet:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/uphill_rossetti_alp_el_128kb.mp3
1:09

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Post by aradlaw » January 24th, 2017, 7:05 am

Thank you, neat reading Algy and Erin. :thumbs:
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Post by Pleonic » January 24th, 2017, 2:56 pm

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Post by aradlaw » January 24th, 2017, 4:04 pm

Thank you Pleonic, your file volume is a bit low at 81.4 dB, could you please amplify and upload, thanks. :)
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Post by GregGiordano » January 24th, 2017, 9:35 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/uphill_rossetti_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:22

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Post by aradlaw » January 25th, 2017, 6:51 am

Thank you Greg, Matthew and Beth. :thumbs:
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Post by Pleonic » January 25th, 2017, 10:38 am

aradlaw wrote:Thank you Pleonic, your file volume is a bit low at 81.4 dB, could you please amplify and upload, thanks. :)
How's this? I haven't recorded anything for Librivox since 2010, so this was kind of a dry run. ;)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/uphill_rossetti_jac_128kbd.mp3

Length: 1 min 15 secs
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