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Post Posted:: September 2nd, 2017, 6:49 pm 
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The Power of the Dog by Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936).

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Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize and its youngest recipient to date. He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined. ( Wikipedia)

Each fortnight a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!
This Fortnightly poem was suggested by Phil Schempf in memory of his dog Bren. :(
This fortnight's poem can be found here.
[*] Project Code: bWCuDPls

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The Power of the Dog by Rudyard Kipling, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]


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There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie—
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find—it’s your own affair
But... you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will
When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone wherever it goes—for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear!

We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we’ve kept ‘em, the more do we grieve:
For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long
So why in Heaven (before we are there!)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?


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Post Posted:: September 3rd, 2017, 5:52 am 

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I'll start:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/powerofthedog_kipling_vb_128kb.mp3 2:28

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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please


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Post Posted:: September 3rd, 2017, 8:14 am 
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Thank you Tovarisch. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: September 3rd, 2017, 2:50 pm 

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For Bren and all wonderful dogs:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/powerofthedog_kipling_el_128kb.mp3 (2.23)
Erin


David, would it be at all possible to check the year of birth? It should be 1865.


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Post Posted:: September 3rd, 2017, 6:46 pm 
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Thank you Erin. :thumbs:

Somehow Kipling's birth date is wrong in our database.

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Post Posted:: September 4th, 2017, 11:41 pm 

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David-

Here's mine, for Bren-

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/powerofthedog_kipling_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 2:00

Thank you for selecting this poem. I doubt Bren would have been impressed. He didn't like to listen to me record and would go into another room when I was working on LibriVox recordings. For those who are interested, here's a photo of the beast himself, patiently waiting for me to quit fooling around on the computer and do something worthwhile, like walk the dog-

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k0e4rjcurusjvc1/DSC00010.JPG?dl=0

It's been two weeks now and still hard to believe he's gone. :cry:

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Post Posted:: September 5th, 2017, 4:43 am 

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Lovely poem. Here is my submission: 2:27
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/powerofthedog_kipling_emp_128kb.mp3

Phil, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Bren. Anyone that has
ever owned a dog knows the happiness they bring into our lives and the mournful
sadness when the leave us.


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Post Posted:: September 5th, 2017, 7:07 am 
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Thank you for suggesting and sharing Bren with us Phil.

Thank you Elizabeth.

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Post Posted:: September 6th, 2017, 5:42 am 

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Here's mine at 2:47

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/powerofthedog_kipling_bk_128kb.mp3

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Bruce.


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Post Posted:: September 6th, 2017, 9:20 am 

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Mine is 2:15.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/powerofthedog_kipling_ah_128kb.mp3

-Andy


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Post Posted:: September 6th, 2017, 2:21 pm 

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For LilyBelle and Ginger...

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/powerofthedog_kipling_maf_128kb.mp3 [2:19]

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Post Posted:: September 6th, 2017, 2:51 pm 
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Thank you Bruce, Andy and Michael. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: September 7th, 2017, 12:27 pm 
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Dedicated to my daughter-in-law's dogs (and by extension, my son's also) Chloe and Snoop
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/powerofthedog_kipling_dl_128kb.mp3
2:26

Would some one please PL this?

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Post Posted:: September 7th, 2017, 2:38 pm 

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Good recording, David!

PL Notes:
@0:46 I hear "Nonetheless", the text is "Nevertheless"
@1:25 I hear "every good mood", the text is "every mood"
@1:56 I hear "the more we do greeve", the text is "the more do we greeve"

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Post Posted:: September 7th, 2017, 2:58 pm 
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Thank you tovarisch, edits done.

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