COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke - dl

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Post by aradlaw » July 14th, 2018, 1:02 pm

The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926).

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René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, better known as Rainer Maria Rilke, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist. He is "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets". He wrote both verse and highly-lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke's work as inherently "mystical". His writings include one novel, several collections of poetry and several volumes of correspondence in which he invokes haunting images that focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude and profound anxiety. These deeply existential themes tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist writers. ( Wikipedia)
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The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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His weary glance, from passing by the bars,
Has grown into a dazed and vacant stare;
It seems to him there are a thousand bars
And out beyond those bars the empty air.

The pad of his strong feet, that ceaseless sound
Of supple tread behind the iron bands,
Is like a dance of strength circling around,
While in the circle, stunned, a great will stands.

But there are times the pupils of his eyes
Dilate, the strong limbs stand alert, apart,
Tense with the flood of visions that arise
Only to sink and die within his heart.

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Post by tovarisch » July 14th, 2018, 3:36 pm

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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 GregGiordano » July 15th, 2018, 10:23 am

Is anyone having problems uploading to this project? I received the following error message:

The upload destination folder does not appear to be writable.

This is the second project that this has happened to me today. I did not see any reports on the forum but will make one now. At first I thought it may have been a problem with the previous project but two errors on two different projects leads me to think otherwise.

Greg

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Post by Claire » July 15th, 2018, 1:19 pm

I'm having trouble, Greg. I just tried twice to upload and
received an error message.

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Post by GregGiordano » July 15th, 2018, 1:33 pm

Claire wrote:
July 15th, 2018, 1:19 pm
I'm having trouble, Greg. I just tried twice to upload and
received an error message.
Thanks. I posted it on the error report board and was told there have been other reports of the same issue.

Take care,

Greg

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Post by GregGiordano » July 15th, 2018, 1:48 pm

Here is my contribution to this project -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/panther_rilke_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:12

Take care,

Greg

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Post by Algy Pug » July 15th, 2018, 4:51 pm

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Post by pschempf » July 15th, 2018, 7:21 pm

Hi David -

Here's mine for this week -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/panther_rilke_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:05
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Post by Claire » July 16th, 2018, 8:15 am

GregGiordano wrote:
July 15th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Claire wrote:
July 15th, 2018, 1:19 pm
I'm having trouble, Greg. I just tried twice to upload and
received an error message.
Thanks. I posted it on the error report board and was told there have been other reports of the same issue.

Take care,

Greg
Thanks, Greg!

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Post by Foon » July 16th, 2018, 8:23 am

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Post by Nedge » July 16th, 2018, 1:07 pm

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Post by allanrtate » July 16th, 2018, 2:14 pm

Hello,

Here is my reading of this poem. This is my first recording for LibriVox besides the audio check.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/panther_rilke_art_128kb.mp3

Thanks,

Allan

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Post by msfry » July 16th, 2018, 3:26 pm

Interesting poem, especially to us LSU alumni, as our mascot is a magnificent Bengal/Siberian tiger of huge dimensions. We are on our 7th tiger now, who's habitat gets larger and more luxurious every decade or so, yet he prowls the bars, panting, with what looks like patient boredom on his face, looking through the people not at them, and I always assume he's looking for a way out.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_the_Tiger

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/panther_rilke_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:13
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