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Post by msfry » May 6th, 2018, 9:57 am

Stanzas Written in His Library by Robert Southey (1774 - 1843).

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Poem #619 in The Book Of Georgian Verse, page 1110, published 1909.
This poem seems so appropriate to what we do at Librivox, surrounding ourselves with, learning from, and keeping alive the memories of deceased authors . . . their ideas, concerns, creative output . . . and hoping that our efforts will also last "through all futurity". (Summary by Michele Fry)
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Stanzas Written in His Library by Robert Southey [pronounced Sow'-thee], read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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MY days among the Dead are past;
Around me I behold,
Where'er these casual eyes are cast,
The mighty minds of old;
My never failing friends are they,
With whom I converse day by day.

With them I take delight in weal,
And seek relief in woe;
And while I understand and feel
How much to them I owe,
My cheeks have often been bedew'd
With tears of thoughtful gratitude.

My thoughts are with the Dead, with them
I live in long-past years,
Their virtues love, their faults condemn,
Partake their hopes and fears,
And from their lessons seek and find
Instruction with an humble mind.

My hopes are with the Dead, anon
My place with them will be,
And I with them shall travel on
Through all Futurity;
Yet leaving here a name, I trust,
That will not perish in the dust.

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Last edited by msfry on May 8th, 2018, 7:39 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Post by aradlaw » May 6th, 2018, 1:42 pm

The MW is set up MIchele, let me know if you need anything else, once you see this I will move over to Short Works.

Could you provide a summary and a few keywords describing the poem (for catalog search). :wink:
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Post by tovarisch » May 6th, 2018, 5:33 pm

This is a very nice one, Michele! Hope I did it justice...

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/hislibrary_southey_vb_128kb.mp3 1:34

Thank you!
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by msfry » May 6th, 2018, 9:31 pm

Thanks, tovarisch. Glad you liked it and yes, I think you did it justice.
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Post by NemoR » May 7th, 2018, 6:42 am

Nemo

‘By not holding to fixed views,
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 msfry » May 7th, 2018, 7:08 am

Thanks, Nemo. :thumbs: PL OK
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Post by msfry » May 7th, 2018, 12:53 pm

David, do I PL my own poem, or does someone else need to do it? If so, here's the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/hislibrary_southey_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:27

Thanks for fixing the MW and coaching me on my first time BC'ing a Poetry gig.
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Post by tovarisch » May 7th, 2018, 1:39 pm

Hi Michele,

David has somebody else listen to his recordings.

I've listened to yours. Good reading. :) Only one PL note:

@1:03.3, I hear "anon my place will with them be", the text is "anon my place with them will be"

ETA: in MW the lines shift down, but not "PL status"...
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Post by msfry » May 7th, 2018, 2:23 pm

tovarisch wrote:
May 7th, 2018, 1:39 pm

@1:03.3, I hear "anon my place will with them be", the text is "anon my place with them will be"

ETA: in MW the lines shift down, but not "PL status"...
Oops. Thanks. I've fixed my file (MTF), and learned something new about the MW that I certainly did not know. The PL status doesn't shift with the section number? Hecky-Darn! :shock:
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Post by tovarisch » May 7th, 2018, 4:26 pm

Michele, your reading is now PL OK! :thumbs:
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Post by RajVO » May 7th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Here's my reading of hislibrary. :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/hislibrary_southey_raj_128kb.mp3
Duration is 1:25.
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Post by GregGiordano » May 7th, 2018, 8:48 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/hislibrary_southey_gg_128kb.mp3

Time is 1:36

Take care,

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Post by msfry » May 8th, 2018, 6:51 am

Thanks, Raj and Greg. :thumbs: Both poems are PL OK.
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Post by williamjones » May 8th, 2018, 7:25 am

Bill Jones, Fabled of Story and Song
Sometimes there is no Right or Wrong,
just Regular and Extra Crispy.

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Post by msfry » May 8th, 2018, 7:43 am

Thanks, Bill. Just a few things need your attention:

:26 with whom I converse day by day, you say "every day". (The standard on poems is usually Word Perfect.)
There are 9 seconds of silence between the end of the poem and the Outro. Please shorten to 2 or 3 seconds.
And we ask that you notate the duration of your file.
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