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Post by aradlaw » October 15th, 2017, 5:03 am

''Frost To-Night'' by Edith M. Thomas (1854 - 1925).

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Edith Matilda Thomas (August 12, 1854 – September 13, 1925) was an American poet who "was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city."

This poem taken from the The Little Book of Modern Verse. 1917.; Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948) ( Wikipedia)
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APPLE-GREEN west and an orange bar,
And the crystal eye of a lone, one star …
And, “Child, take the shears and cut what you will,
Frost to-night—so clear and dead-still.”

Then, I sally forth, half sad, half proud,
And I come to the velvet, imperial crowd,
The wine-red, the gold, the crimson, the pied,—
The dahlias that reign by the garden-side.

The dahlias I might not touch till to-night!
A gleam of the shears in the fading light,
And I gathered them all,—the splendid throng,
And in one great sheaf I bore them along.
. . . . . .

In my garden of Life with its all-late flowers
I heed a Voice in the shrinking hours:
“Frost to-night—so clear and dead-still” …
Half sad, half proud, my arms I fill.


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Post by tovarisch » October 15th, 2017, 5:45 am

I recorded the whole thing (from the source you gave the link to)


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/frosttonight_thomas_vb_128kb.mp3 1:33

Thank you!
Last edited by tovarisch on October 15th, 2017, 4:44 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Claire » October 15th, 2017, 4:02 pm

I just saw this post about the missing last line. I had just uploaded the poem to your folder, David.
I'll upload a corrected version. :)

Thanks!
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Post by TriciaG » October 15th, 2017, 4:32 pm

Added the last line to the first post, to stop the confusion. :)
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Post by aradlaw » October 15th, 2017, 5:10 pm

Sorry for the confusion :oops: , I'll blame it on our granddaughter :9: , we've had her all weekend. :help:

Thanks for the edit Tricia.

Thank you for your patience tovarisch and Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » October 16th, 2017, 5:51 am

Thank you MaryAnn. :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » October 16th, 2017, 1:55 pm

Hi David-

My dahlias did very poor this year - too cold and too much rain. We only got a half dozen blooms out of 20 pots. :( Some of our other flowers did alright and the begonias are still pretty - no frost yet.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/frosttonight_thomas_ps_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » October 16th, 2017, 2:53 pm

Thank you Phil. :thumbs: ( I had to look up dahlias. )
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Post by Algy Pug » October 16th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Newgate Novelist and I have recorded this as a duet:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/frosttonight_thomas_el_alp_128kb.mp3
1:40

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Post by aradlaw » October 16th, 2017, 5:58 pm

Thank you Algy and Erin. :thumbs: I enjoy your duets.
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Post by ClaudiaSterngucker » October 17th, 2017, 6:32 pm

Here is mine. I love dahlias! <3

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/frosttonight_thomas_cs_128kb.mp3 1:32.55

Thank you very much.
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