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Each fortnight a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!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)
This fortnight's poem can be found here. Poem #619, Page 1110.
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
Have questions on "how"?
Check LV's Recording Notes thread before recording. If this is your first recording, you'll also find this Newbie Guide to Recording useful.
Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Then read the poem:Stanzas Written in His Library by Robert Southey [pronounced Sow'-thee], read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
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.
At the end of your reading, leave a few seconds of space and then say:
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name - all in lowercase: hislibrary_southey_your initials in lowercase_128kb.mp3
(e.g. hislibrary_southey_klh_128kb.mp3 )
ID3 tags (Version 2.30): ID Tags are completed during Cataloging
*Readers, please check back in a day or so for any feedback regarding your reading. DPL is Michele Fry. Proof Listening for poetry is Word Perfect.
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(If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 0600 GMT Sunday, May 20th, 2018 (12:00AM CDT)
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