COMPLETE [Fortnightly] The Conqueror Worm by E. A. Poe -dl

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Post by aradlaw » April 27th, 2017, 7:31 pm

The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849).

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Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. ( Wikipedia)
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This Fortnightly Poem was suggested by NemoR.
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The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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LO! ’tis a gala night
Within the lonesome latter years!
An angel throng, bewinged, bedight
In veils, and drowned in tears,
Sit in a theatre, to see
A play of hopes and fears,
While the orchestra breathes fitfully
The music of the spheres.

Mimes, in the form of God on high,
Mutter and mumble low,
And hither and thither fly—
Mere puppets they, who come and go
At bidding of vast formless things
That shift the scenery to and fro,
Flapping from out their Condor wings
Invisible Woe!

That motley drama—oh, be sure
It shall not be forgot!
With its Phantom chased for evermore,
By a crowd that seize it not,
Through a circle that ever returneth in
To the self-same spot,
And much of Madness, and more of Sin,
And Horror the soul of the plot.

But see, amid the mimic rout
A crawling shape intrude!
A blood-red thing that writhes from out
The scenic solitude!
It writhes!—it writhes!—with mortal pangs
The mimes become its food,
And seraphs sob at vermin fangs
In human gore imbued.

Out—out are the lights—out all!
And, over each quivering form,
The curtain, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rush of a storm,
While the angels, all pallid and wan,
Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy, ‘Man,’
And its hero the Conqueror Worm.


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Post by adonis » April 30th, 2017, 3:16 pm

Here 'tis. Likewise, catch my Solo of Poe's Tales Raven Edition Volume Two, put it in your pocket, never let it fade away.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/conquerorworm_poe_ta_128kb.mp3

Length: 3:17

Sincerely,
Tony Addison.

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Post by NemoR » April 30th, 2017, 6:46 pm

Awesome poem David!

Thank you!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/conquerorworm_poe_nr_128kb.mp3

Length is 2:47

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Post by aradlaw » April 30th, 2017, 7:52 pm

Thank you Tony and Nemo. :thumbs:

Thank you for suggesting this one Nemo. :D
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Post by pschempf » April 30th, 2017, 8:06 pm

Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

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Post by aradlaw » May 1st, 2017, 5:32 am

Thank you Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by burt » May 3rd, 2017, 5:41 pm

Great poem and a fun one for my first librivox recording.

Track: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/conquerorworm_poe_bc_128kb.mp3
length: 1:41

I used the Newbie Guide but let me know if I missed anything.

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Post by NemoR » May 3rd, 2017, 6:13 pm

Hey David,

I listened to your recording ... sounds good, although I noted, starting at time 1:02, the text reads:

Through a circle that ever returneth in
To the self-same spot,

...and I heard you read: To the same-self spot,

Up to you whether you think it makes enough of a difference to fix!

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Thoreau - “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."

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Post by aradlaw » May 3rd, 2017, 6:17 pm

Thank you Burt, good first reading. :thumbs:
The volume is a bit high at 93.7 dB You can check your own volume you using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker Make sure you download the experimental version - you will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)
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Post by aradlaw » May 3rd, 2017, 6:24 pm

Thanks for the PL Nemo. An edit has been uploaded.
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Post by NemoR » May 4th, 2017, 5:08 am

aradlaw wrote:Thanks for the PL Nemo. An edit has been uploaded.

Thanks David, and a seamless edit it was!

PL OK!

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Post by burt » May 4th, 2017, 2:22 pm

aradlaw wrote:Thank you Burt, good first reading. :thumbs:
The volume is a bit high at 93.7 dB You can check your own volume you using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker Make sure you download the experimental version - you will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)
You have 10 seconds of ending silence, only 5 is required for a short reading.

*Please let me know under what name would you like to appear in the LV catalog and if you have one, we can put your personal URL link on your catalog page too.
You can view your brand new LV Catalog page by clicking your forum name in the Magic Window.
I fixed the volume and silence and have resubmitted: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/conquerorworm_poe_bc_128kb.mp3

You can put "Burt Culver" on my LV Catalog page with a link to http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4399439/ - thanks!

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Post by aradlaw » May 4th, 2017, 2:48 pm

Thank you for the edits Burt; your catalog page has been updated.
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Post by Kitty » May 5th, 2017, 12:02 pm

good choice. Here is my gothic rendering of it. I start off easy, but it becomes every more scary as it progresses, a bit like the conqueror worm himself, I guess :?

happy nightmares, all :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/conquerorworm_poe_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:17 min.

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Post by codigoyarte » May 5th, 2017, 4:34 pm

I humbly wanted to test myself in English.
Let me know if there are things to correct regarding accent or anything. I'm open to constructive criticism.
Regards,
Antonio

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/conquerorworm_poe_asp_128kb.mp3
2' 05''

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