COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger - dl

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Post by aradlaw » February 3rd, 2018, 10:12 am

I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger (1888 - 1916).

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This book .... contains the record of a short life, into which was crowded far more of keen experience and high aspiration—of the thrill of sense and the rapture of soul—than it is given to most men, even of high vitality, to extract from a life of twice the length. Alan Seeger had barely passed his twenty-eighth birthday, when, charging up to the German trenches on the field of Belloy-en-Santerre, his "escouade" of the Foreign Legion was caught in a deadly flurry of machine-gun fire, and he fell, with most of his comrades, ... To his friends the loss was grievous, to literature it was—we shall never know how great, but assuredly not small. (Introduction by William Archer to Poems by Alan Seeger)
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I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
Then read the poem:
I have a rendezvous with Death
At some disputed barricade,
When Spring comes back with rustling shade
And apple-blossoms fill the air —
I have a rendezvous with Death
When Spring brings back blue days and fair.

It may be he shall take my hand
And lead me into his dark land
And close my eyes and quench my breath —
It may be I shall pass him still.
I have a rendezvous with Death
On some scarred slope of battered hill,
When Spring comes round again this year
And the first meadow-flowers appear.

God knows 'twere better to be deep
Pillowed in silk and scented down,
Where Love throbs out in blissful sleep,
Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath,
Where hushed awakenings are dear . . .
But I've a rendezvous with Death
At midnight in some flaming town,
When Spring trips north again this year,
And I to my pledged word am true,
I shall not fail that rendezvous.

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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 2:08 pm

David:


Here is my effort. Duration is 1:28.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rendezvous_seeger_pdg_128kb.mp3

BTW--is it possible you misspelled "February" in the deadline post?

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by aradlaw » February 4th, 2018, 2:33 pm

Thank you Philip :thumbs:

It looks like all readings will be 3 weeks or so overdue according to that mistake. :lol:
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Post by NemoR » February 4th, 2018, 4:59 pm

Nemo

"I find I cannot exist without Poetry—without eternal Poetry—half the day will not do—the whole of it—I began with a little, but habit has made me a Leviathan."

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Post by tovarisch » February 4th, 2018, 6:00 pm

Here is my attempt:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rendezvous_seeger_vb_128kb.mp3 1:37

(this is an inaugural recording in Reaper; interesting experience...)
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  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by boilingforest » February 4th, 2018, 6:17 pm


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Post by aradlaw » February 4th, 2018, 6:18 pm

Thank you Nemo and tovarisch, and Victoria. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » February 4th, 2018, 6:24 pm

Welcome to LibriVox Larry, good first recording, all specs are correct. :D

*Please let me know under what name would you like to appear in the LV catalog and if you have one, we can put your personal URL link on your catalog page too.
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Post by topright » February 4th, 2018, 6:33 pm

aradlaw wrote:
February 4th, 2018, 6:24 pm
*Please let me know under what name would you like to appear in the LV catalog
Larry Bordowitz

Glad I could volunteer 8-)

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Post by Nuria » February 5th, 2018, 2:48 am


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Post by aradlaw » February 5th, 2018, 5:57 am

Thank you Nuria. :thumbs:

Larry, your catalog page has been updated.
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Post by brianna » February 5th, 2018, 6:27 am

Men work together,whether they work together or apart. (R.Frost)

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Post by brianna » February 5th, 2018, 6:28 am

brianna wrote:
February 5th, 2018, 6:27 am
Hi,
here is my Reading

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rendezvous-seeger-br-128kb.mp3 at 1.37

thanks,

brianna
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Post by aradlaw » February 5th, 2018, 6:42 am

Thanks Brianna, this reading sounds muffled with low volume, are you using a new record setup ?
The filename contains dashes - rather than underscores _ It may be best to copy/ paste the sample filename from the opening post and insert your initials. :wink:
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