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Post by aradlaw » August 4th, 2017, 6:56 am

Domestic Bliss by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919).

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This scene of 'Domestic Bliss' is from Poems of Cheer by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. (Pub 1914) ( David Lawrence)
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Sequestered in their calm domestic bower,
They sat together. He in manhood’s prime
And she a matron in her fullest flower.
The mantel clock gave forth a warning chime.
She put her work aside; his bright cigar
Grew pale, and crumbled in an ashen heap.
The lights went out, save one remaining star
That watched beside the children in their sleep.
She hummed a little song and nestled near,
As side by side they went to their repose.
His arm about her waist, he whispered “Dear,”
And pressed his lips upon her mouth’s full rose—
The sacred sweetness of their wedded life
Breathed in that kiss of husband and of wife.


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Post by aradlaw » August 5th, 2017, 4:53 am

There is a bonus day on the new Weekly Poem. :P
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Post by tovarisch » August 5th, 2017, 5:16 am

Hm.. I'll start again :-)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/domesticbliss_wilcox_vb_128kb.mp3 1:19

(also, there are a few extra characters in your text: "p. 47", perhaps you could remove those...)

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Post by pschempf » August 5th, 2017, 11:18 am

Fritz

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Post by aradlaw » August 5th, 2017, 7:27 pm

Thank you tovarisch (extra text removed), Phil; and Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » August 6th, 2017, 7:16 pm

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by LenXZ1 » August 7th, 2017, 3:48 pm

Here is my recording of this pleasant romantic sonnet.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/domesticbliss_wilcox_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:22

This is rather refreshing for a poem that celebrates married love, whereas most love poems are concerned with youthful bliss. It almost seems that romance ends when marriage begins. I can attest that this is not necessarilly so, since my beloved wife and I will be celebrating our 65th wedding anniversary in a few days (August 17), and I can assure you that the honeymoon ain't over yet, friends!

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Post by ahmad9pk » August 7th, 2017, 4:57 pm

Here is my version. Ahmad Abdullah. Track Length: 1:28

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/domesticbliss_wilcox_aa_128kb.mp3

Thank you all!

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Post by aradlaw » August 7th, 2017, 6:25 pm

Thank you Jude and Len. :thumbs:
Congratulations on a long and happy marriage Len. :9:

Thanks Ahmad, the volume is a bit low at 83.6 dB. You should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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Post by Jude1972 » August 8th, 2017, 8:26 am

glad mine is good....


aradlaw wrote:Thank you Jude and Len. :thumbs:
Congratulations on a long and happy marriage Len. :9:

Thanks Ahmad, the volume is a bit low at 83.6 dB. You should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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You can check your volume 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 » August 8th, 2017, 8:34 am

Thank you Elizabeth. :thumbs:
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