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Post by aradlaw » September 16th, 2018, 2:01 pm

The White Flag by John Hay (1835 - 1905).

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John Milton Hay was an American statesman and official whose career in government stretched over almost half a century. Beginning as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, Hay's highest office was United States Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Hay was also an author and biographer and wrote poetry and other literature throughout much of his life. ( Wikipedia)
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I sent my love two roses,—one
As white as driven snow,
And one a blushing royal red,
A flaming Jacqueminot.

I meant to touch and test my fate;
That night I should divine,
The moment I should see my love,
If her true heart were mine.

For if she holds me dear, I said,
She'll wear my blushing rose;
If not, she'll wear my cold Lamarque,
As white as winter's snows.

My heart sank when I met her: sure
I had been overbold,
For on her breast my pale rose lay
In virgin whiteness cold.

Yet with low words she greeted me,
With smiles divinely tender;
Upon her cheek the red rose dawned,—
The white rose meant surrender.

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Post by tovarisch » September 16th, 2018, 6:13 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 aradlaw » September 16th, 2018, 7:03 pm

Thank you tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » September 17th, 2018, 1:25 pm

Thank you Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » September 18th, 2018, 5:03 am

Thank you Larry. :thumbs:
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Post by lpeders » September 18th, 2018, 5:03 pm

Weekly Poem attempt #1 (1:09)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whiteflag_hay_lep_128kb.mp3
I would appreciate any feedback as this is my first project on LibriVox!
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Post by Algy Pug » September 18th, 2018, 5:35 pm

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Post by aradlaw » September 18th, 2018, 6:32 pm

Thank you Lauren, good first reading :thumbs: all the specs are correct.

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Post by aradlaw » September 18th, 2018, 6:32 pm

Thank you Bruce and Algy. :thumbs:
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Post by RajVO » September 18th, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Post by aradlaw » September 19th, 2018, 6:12 pm

Thank you Raj. :thumbs:
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Post by RajVO » September 20th, 2018, 1:02 am

My pleasure, David!
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