COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] His Lady Friend by Ring Lardner - dl

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Post by aradlaw » July 7th, 2018, 8:07 pm

His Lady Friend by Ring Lardner (1885 - 1933).

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This week's poem is taken from Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner's 'Bib Ballads' book of poetry about his child. In his Forward he says
"Dear Parents:—Don't imagine, please,
It's in a boastful spirit
I fashion verses such as these;...
...But babes are babes, and mine, no doubt,
Is very much like others. "
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His Lady Friend by Ring Lardner, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
Who is Sylvia? What is she
That early every morning
You desert your family
And rush to see her, scorning
Your once cherished ma and me?

Are her playthings such a treat?
I will steal 'em from her;
Better that than not to meet
My son and heir all summer,
Save when he comes home to eat.

Or is she herself the one
And only real attraction?
Has your little heart begun
To get that sort of action?
Better wait a few years, son.

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Post by tovarisch » July 8th, 2018, 6:20 am

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Post by pschempf » July 8th, 2018, 8:16 am

David -

I thought getting up at 4:30, I could be first this week. That's what I get for living on the left hand coast. Oh well, it all pays the same. :wink:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ladyfriend_lardner_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 0:49

I wish more of Lardner's writing was PD.
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Post by tovarisch » July 8th, 2018, 8:21 am

pschempf wrote:
July 8th, 2018, 8:16 am
I thought getting up at 4:30, I could be first this week.
:twisted:
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Post by pschempf » July 8th, 2018, 8:50 am

Yes - I had you in mind. :lol:
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Post by aradlaw » July 8th, 2018, 10:25 am

Thank you tovarisch, Phil and Graham. :thumbs:

Here's my reading, if someone could please take a listen. :wink:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ladyfriend_lardner_dl_128kb.mp3
0:58
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Post by tovarisch » July 8th, 2018, 11:33 am

David,

Your reading is good, except that you called the author "Gardner" instead of "Lardner" in the intro.
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Post by Veggrower » July 8th, 2018, 11:40 am

Hi, David - I had a listen to your recording. I believe you read Gardner instead of Lardner, otherwise everything PL OK!

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Post by Algy Pug » July 8th, 2018, 4:08 pm

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Post by aradlaw » July 8th, 2018, 6:17 pm

Thank you Algy. :thumbs:

Thanks for the PL tovarisch and Garth. I'll fix it after the AC goes of this evening. (background noise !) :D
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Post by aradlaw » July 9th, 2018, 9:35 am

New intro edited with the emphasis on the L . :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ladyfriend_lardner_dl_128kb.mp3
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Post by tovarisch » July 9th, 2018, 9:39 am

Your reading is now PL OK, David! :thumbs:
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Post by Foon » July 9th, 2018, 10:00 am

Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


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Post by aradlaw » July 9th, 2018, 12:59 pm

Thank you Foon. :thumbs:

Thanks for the spot PL tovarisch. :)
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