COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 187 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by Rapunzelina » December 1st, 2018, 7:10 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 187

This project is complete, and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-187-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of December 2018. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 74 minutes (so as to fit in an audio CD)
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc187_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc187_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://librivox.org/login/uploader
    Image
    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including ID tags, file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

Magic Window:



BC Admin Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 1st, 2018, 7:31 am

mitteldorf wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 9:07 pm
I have uploaded The Earth-Spirit by William Ellery Channing, in honor of his 200th birthday today.


Earth-Spirit by William Ellery Channing (1818-1901)
Text URL: https://dailyinspirationblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/29/the-earth-spirit/
Duration: 3:58
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc186_earthspirit_jjm_128kb.mp3
Transferring this from last month's collection. It needs to have an intro and outro disclaimer, like:
• At the beginning of the recording use the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
"[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot org by [your name]" or some variation on that.
• At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.

And then it will be complete! :D

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Post by NemoR » December 1st, 2018, 6:37 pm

Hi Rapunzelina!

Here are three short ones for the month:

My November Guest , by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Text URL: https://www.bartleby.com/265/123.html
Duration: 1:18
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc187_mynovemberguest_nr_128kb.mp3

Love Song , by Harriet Monroe (1860-1936)
Text URL: https://www.bartleby.com/265/254.html
Duration: 1:06
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc187_lovesong__nr_128kb.mp3

Souls , by Fannie Stearns Davis (1884-1958)
Text URL: https://www.bartleby.com/265/91.html
Duration: 1:09
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc187_souls_nr_128kb.mp3
Nemo

"I find I cannot exist without Poetry—without eternal Poetry—half the day will not do—the whole of it—I began with a little, but habit has made me a Leviathan."

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Post by Kitty » December 2nd, 2018, 6:31 am

and my first for December, starting with blank verse :D

"London" by Anonymous (seems to be a translation from a Chinese poem)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12063
Duration: 2:09 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc187_london_ss_128kb.mp3

Sonia

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Post by Lilyblue » December 3rd, 2018, 5:58 pm

Hi! This is my first recording!

It's This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/just-say

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/william_carlos_williams.mp3

Did I do it right?

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 4th, 2018, 4:50 am

Lilyblue wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 5:58 pm
Hi! This is my first recording!

It's This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/just-say

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/william_carlos_williams.mp3

Did I do it right?
Hello Liliblue!!! Welcome to Librivox! :clap: :clap:
Well, first of all, you have already managed to upload a recording, which can be by itself quite tricky! So congratulations on your first recording! :thumbs: And all the tech specs are spot on! So your audacity settings have been set up correctly :thumbs:

Now the bad news :oops: The poem you have chosen is not in the public domain, which means it has copyrights and can't be used freely, so it's not safe for Librivox. :( You can see the information below the poem, it says "Copyright © 1962". In Librivox we are currently using texts that were published before 1923.
There are some websites that offer texts that are in the public domain, and you can choose something from there. For example, The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg

Every project in Librivox has its own file-name format, and intro / outro disclaimer. This information for each project is in the first post of the project thread in the forum. So, always read the first post of a project carefully, because it might contain extra information or requirement for the specific project. For the poetry collection, you would check the intro / outro guidelines, and the file-name format:
[*]DURING recording:
• At the beginning of the recording, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
"[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
• Then read the poem.
• At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
• No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.


[*]AFTER recording:
Save file as:
spc187_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
e.g. spc187_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

I would love to hear another poem recorded by you, a public domain one :mrgreen: So choose one and have fun with it! :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 4th, 2018, 4:54 am

Hi Nemo and Sonia! Thank you for your contributions, the Magic Window has been updated!

"Earth-Spirit" has also been fixed, now marked PL OK in the MW!

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Post by Kitty » December 6th, 2018, 12:44 pm

me again, I had a bit of time, so here is a real shorty. Maybe the shortest we ever had :lol: I figured we need to include something for the kids once in a while ;) it's poetry too:

"The greedy little pitchers" by Willard Bonte (1873-1946 ?) I'm not sure it's this guy but that's the only source I could find: https://prabook.com/web/george_willard.bonte/1083918
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11095
Duration: 0:33 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc187_greedylittlepitchers_ss_128kb.mp3

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 7th, 2018, 1:38 am

Thank you, Sonia! Really sweet! :D

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Post by Kitty » December 7th, 2018, 11:22 am

and the last one for this year :shock: time flies. This concludes my 3rd year of participating every month with 3 poems :9: I started with the resolution in January 2016 !

Another short one, but with a great positive message for a happy life. :D

'Tis well to walk with a cheerful heart by Anonymous (the book is written by "a pastor", I guess that is anonymous)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11237
Duration: 0:43 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc187_tiswelltowalk_ss_128kb.mp3

have a nice weekend ! And happy holidays to come :D

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 10th, 2018, 5:03 am

Thank you, Sonia!!! Now in the Magic Window, marked PL OK! :D
Impressive dedication to your New Year's Resolution!


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Post by Rapunzelina » December 14th, 2018, 8:26 am

Thank you, Devorah! MW is updated with PL OK!

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Post by Mmemari » December 15th, 2018, 1:31 pm

Hello,

I just uploaded a poem:

Title: Jerusalem by Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/blake01.html#1

Duration: 01:10

-Mari P

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Post by Mmemari » December 15th, 2018, 2:40 pm

Hello,
I've uploaded the poem below:

Poem: A Mathematical Problem in Verse by Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806)

Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/2001/banneker0101.html

Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc187_mathmaticalprobleminverse_mp.mp3

Duration: 02:15


This may have been uploaded twice, because I forgot to copy the file link.

-Mari P

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