COMPLETE [WEEKLY POEM] To The Fringed Gentian by William Cullen Bryant - dl

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Post by aradlaw » September 22nd, 2018, 7:28 pm

To The Fringed Gentian by William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878).

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William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. He is also remembered as one of the principal authorities on homeopathy and as a hymnist for the Unitarian Church, both legacies of his father's enormous influence on him. ( Wikipedia)
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This poem has been suggested by Nedge, to salute the coming of Autumn. :clap:
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To The Fringed Gentian by William Cullen Bryant, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Thou blossom bright with autumn dew,
And coloured with the heaven's own blue,
That openest when the quiet light
Succeeds the keen and frosty night.

Thou comest not when violets lean
O'er wandering brooks and springs unseen,
Or columbines, in purple dressed,
Nod o'er the ground-bird's hidden nest.

Thou waitest late and com'st alone,
When woods are bare and birds are flown,
And frosts and shortening days portend
The aged year is near his end.

Then doth thy sweet and quiet eye
Look through its fringes to the sky,
Blue—blue—as if that sky let fall
A flower from its cerulean wall.

I would that thus, when I shall see
The hour of death draw near to me,
Hope, blossoming within my heart,
May look to heaven as I depart.

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Post by pschempf » September 22nd, 2018, 10:23 pm

David -

My attempt for the week -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fringedgentain_bryant_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:19
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Post by Nedge » September 23rd, 2018, 9:36 am

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Post by tovarisch » September 23rd, 2018, 11:30 am

tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by mcmagbasa » September 23rd, 2018, 6:07 pm

Hi David,

Here is my attempt. Thank you.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fringedgentian_bryant_mc_128kb.mp3
(1:22)
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Post by aradlaw » September 23rd, 2018, 7:30 pm

Thank you Phil, Nan, tovarisch, Graham and Mitzi. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » September 23rd, 2018, 9:04 pm

Here is my contribution to this week's project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fringedgentian_bryant_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:32

Take care,

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Post by aradlaw » September 24th, 2018, 6:48 am

Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
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Post by Foon » September 24th, 2018, 7:53 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 » September 24th, 2018, 8:16 am

Thank you Foon. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » September 24th, 2018, 8:43 am

aradlaw wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 6:48 am
Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
Always a pleasure, my friend!

Take care,

Greg

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Post by Lvan » September 24th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Another effort! Thanks so much for feedback!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fringedgentian_bryant_lvk_128kb.mp3 01:05

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Post by lpeders » September 24th, 2018, 5:05 pm

My contribution to the weekly poem:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fringedgentian_bryant_lep_128kb.mp3 (1:15)

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