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Post by aradlaw » August 26th, 2017, 6:46 pm

A Solar Eclipse by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919).

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A commemoration of the recent solar eclipse is presented in this week's group reading. ( David Lawrence)
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!
This week's poem is suggested by Phil Schempf. :clap:
This week's poem can be found here.

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A Solar Eclipse by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, read for by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
Then read the poem:
In that great journey of the stars through space
About the mighty, all-directing Sun,
The pallid, faithful Moon has been the one
Companion of the Earth. Her tender face,
Pale with the swift, keen purpose of that race
Which at Time’s natal hour was first begun,
Shines ever on her lover as they run
And lights his orbit with her silvery smile.

Sometimes such passionate love doth in her rise,
Down from her beaten path she softly slips,
And with her mantle veils the Sun’s bold eyes,
Then in the gloaming finds her lover’s lips.
While far and near the men our world call wise
See only that the Sun is in eclipse.

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Post by tovarisch » August 27th, 2017, 5:54 am

  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by pschempf » August 27th, 2017, 3:43 pm

I thought I best contribute to this collection :roll: -
Track length: 1:04

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


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Post by aradlaw » August 27th, 2017, 5:34 pm

Thank you tovarisch and Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by LizardD » August 28th, 2017, 12:38 pm

Elizabeth Davis
a.k.a. "Lizard the Wizard"

Musician, vocalist, writer, reader, amateur chef, nerd, and all-around fun person.

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Post by elizabeth210 » August 28th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Hi David :D Here is my contribution for this week : Duration: 1:18

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Post by austenw » August 28th, 2017, 2:31 pm

Hello! Here is my contribution for this week. Also, this marks my first official contribution to Librivox. I'm excited. :D 0:59

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Post by aradlaw » August 28th, 2017, 6:44 pm

Thank you Elizabeth D, Elizabeth P and Austin. :thumbs:

*Welcome to LIbriVox Austin. :D
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Post by FraserP » August 28th, 2017, 8:59 pm

Here is my submission this week.

Time is 1:28

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Post by Jude1972 » August 29th, 2017, 9:41 am

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Post by Claire » August 29th, 2017, 3:21 pm

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Post by LenXZ1 » August 29th, 2017, 3:30 pm

Here is my recording of this week's poem:
Duration: 1:20

I did a search to see whether there was a printing error in line 8, because I didn't think that Mrs. Wilcox would deliberately break the sonnet rhyme scheme rule. But apparently she did this time--poetic license, of course. For an Italian style sonnet, line 8 should rhyme with "space," "face," and "race"; "smile" just doesn't do it. "Silvery grace" could have worked, but obviously that isn't what Ellla wanted to say.

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Post by brucek » August 29th, 2017, 5:00 pm

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Post by GregGiordano » August 29th, 2017, 7:11 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

Run time 1:31

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Post by ChaseLandkamer » August 29th, 2017, 9:09 pm

My first shot at poem reading! :mrgreen:

Catalog Name: Chase Landkamer

Thank you!

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