[COMPLETE/POETRY] New Hampshire, by Robert Frost - tg

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Post by silverquill » January 29th, 2019, 11:46 pm

Thanks, Tricia!
Been awhile since you gave me my very first "PL OK. " :D
Here are two more. Bradford shows up again with his telescope at more length. He is also in "New Hampshire" which I hope to edit tomorrow, or should I say later today. I had to take a break to shovel some snow, and it is still coming down. Quite a change from my time in Haiti last week.


https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/newhampshire_03_frost_128kb.mp3 3:38
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/newhampshire_04_frost_128kb.mp3 5:03

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Post by TriciaG » January 30th, 2019, 7:14 am

Thanks! A couple little things that change the meaning:

Census-taker:

3:03 - "The place is desert" - you pronounced it like a sugary confection; it should be like a sandy wasteland. :)

Star-splitter:

1:18 - "I’ll have one if I sell my farm to buy it." I hear "if you sell my farm"

4:35 - "if splitting stars
’Sa thing to be compared.." I hear "splitting stars 'sa good thing.."

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Post by silverquill » January 30th, 2019, 8:00 am

TriciaG wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 7:14 am
Thanks! A couple little things that change the meaning:

Census-taker:

3:03 - "The place is desert" - you pronounced it like a sugary confection; it should be like a sandy wasteland. :)

Star-splitter:

1:18 - "I’ll have one if I sell my farm to buy it." I hear "if you sell my farm"

4:35 - "if splitting stars
’Sa thing to be compared.." I hear "splitting stars 'sa good thing.."
I'll fix these. I debated about the reading of "desert." There are two pronunciations, as a noun for an arid place, or as a verb as to leave a place or person alone, when it becomes a homophone to "dessert." I thought the emphasis here was on the fact that there was no one there rather than a description of geography. But, I think you are right, even though I would expect a preceding article. Ah, why we love this language, especially when poets get a hold of it.

And, I'll give "New Hampshire" and extra proof before I submit it.
Now, to shovel some New Hampshire snow, hoping there are no trees across the road . . . .

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Post by silverquill » February 8th, 2019, 9:54 pm

Whew, here is New Hampshire and the corrected files for Census Taker and Star Splitter:


https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/newhampshire_01_frost_128kb.mp3 20:48
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/newhampshire_03_frost_128kb.mp3 3:39
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/newhampshire_04_frost_128kb.mp3 5:03

New Hampshire was quite a challenge but also a lot of fun to read.
Most of the place names I know, except some of the more obscure ones that I think no longer exist. Frost's farm is still here, of course, but one would pass it by unnoticed, except for a small sign, so well does it blend in with the rest of the neighbors. I think some of the same attitudes poetically expressed still are a part of New Hampshire culture.

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Post by TriciaG » February 9th, 2019, 7:30 am

Yay! All PL OK. I think this means I can go to catalog! 8-)

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Post by silverquill » February 9th, 2019, 7:34 am

TriciaG wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 7:30 am
Yay! All PL OK. I think this means I can go to catalog! 8-)
Oh, good!
I spent some extra time with the long one, recording some corrections, so I'm glad it passed.
Great project, Tricia. :D

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Post by TriciaG » February 9th, 2019, 8:25 am

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/new-hampshire-a-poem-with-notes-and-grace-notes-by-robert-frost/

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