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Post by aradlaw » November 12th, 2017, 8:52 am

Thanksgiving by Kate Seymour MacLean (1829 - 1916).

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A tribute to the autumn season, taken from THE COMING OF THE PRINCESS, AND OTHER POEMS (1881) ( David Lawrence)
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Thanksgiving by Kate Seymour MacLean, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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The Autumn hills are golden at the top,
And rounded as a poet's silver rhyme;
The mellow days are ruby ripe, that drop
One after one into the lap of time.

Dead leaves are reddening in the woodland copse,
And forest boughs a fading glory wear;
No breath of wind stirs in their hazy tops,
Silence and peace are brooding everywhere.

The long day of the year is almost done,
And nature in the sunset musing stands,
Gray-robed, and violet-hooded like a nun,
Looking abroad o'er yellow harvest lands:

O'er tents of orchard boughs, and purple vines
With scarlet flecked, flung like broad banners out
Along the field paths where slow-pacing lines
Of meek-eyed kine obey the herdboy's shout;

Where the tired ploughman his dun oxen turns,
Unyoked, afield, mid dewy grass to stray,
While over all the village church spire burns—
A shaft of flame in the last beams of day.

Empty and folded are her busy hands;
Her corn and wine and oil are safely stored,
As in the twilight of the year she stands,
And with her gladness seems to thank the Lord.

Thus let us rest awhile from toil and care,
In the sweet sabbath of this autumn calm,
And lift our hearts to heaven in grateful prayer,
And sing with nature our thanksgiving psalm.


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Post by tovarisch » November 12th, 2017, 9:01 pm

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

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Post by NemoR » November 12th, 2017, 9:51 pm

Nemo

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The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by aradlaw » November 13th, 2017, 1:33 pm

Thank you MaryAnn, tovarisch and Nemo. :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » November 13th, 2017, 9:35 pm

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Post by aradlaw » November 14th, 2017, 7:05 am

Thank you Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 14th, 2017, 9:08 pm

Good reading aravagarwal, your volume is a bit low at 86.5 dB, could you amplify and upload please; you may want to edit out the cough at the beginning of the reading. :wink:

Thank you Erin. :thumbs:
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Post by SaraMegan » November 15th, 2017, 12:24 pm

Here's Mine. My first one, after the test. :-o

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_smh_128kb.mp3

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Post by aravagarwal » November 15th, 2017, 6:12 pm

Here's the updated version:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_aa_128kb.mp3 (1:24)

I missed that cough when editing - thanks!

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Post by aradlaw » November 16th, 2017, 8:39 pm

Welcome to LibriVox Sara. :D
Good first reading. :thumbs: ( Please post the file length along with the link (1:52 for this one)) :wink:

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Thanks for the edits aravagarwal, your reading is now PL OK. :D
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Post by SaraMegan » November 17th, 2017, 9:00 am

Thank you! I’m having a lot of fun!

Please list me as Meg Dorsett (pseudonym). Are those the initials I should use when I submit stuff?

Thanks again.

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