COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 188 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 1st, 2019, 7:02 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 188

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-188-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of January 2019. 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:
    spc188_[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. spc188_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
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    (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.

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Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by Kitty » January 1st, 2019, 10:36 am

first poem of the year :mrgreen:

The Last Revolutionary by Jesse Erskine Dow (1809-1850)
Text URL: I found the poem in this book: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15938 and here the name of the author and a bit about his biography, since he is a new author in our database (the poem is page 382 in this book, so it is the same author) : https://books.google.lu/books?id=LAguAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA375&lpg=PA375&dq=Jesse+Erskine+Dow&source=bl&ots=ttIi39GhGk&sig=2cQlHR59KXpmxTxequQSB_joPO8&hl=de&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwis8uaTj83fAhWOb1AKHe_FBZwQ6AEwA3oECAUQAQ#v=onepage&q=Jesse%20Erskine%20Dow&f=false
Duration: 2:16 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc188_lastrevolutionary_ss_128kb.mp3

Happy New Year !

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 4th, 2019, 4:50 am

Thank you, Sonia!

Happy New Year! :9:

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Post by soupy » January 5th, 2019, 8:29 pm

“Drink waters from thine own well.” Proverbs 5:15
Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 6th, 2019, 11:01 am

Hello Rapunzelina,

Happy new year! I hope 2019 has exciting things in store for you.

My three for the month:

'The Source of Slavery' by John Thelwall (1764-1834)
Text: https://books.google.nl/books?id=H8BYAAAAcAAJ (p. 5)
Duration: 1.13
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc188_sourceslavery_el_128kb.mp3

'The Cell' by John Thelwall (1764-1834)
Text: https://books.google.nl/books?id=H8BYAAAAcAAJ (p. 9)
Duration: 1.14
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc188_cell_el_128kb.mp3

'Stanzas on Hearing for Certainty that We Were to be Tried for High Treason' by John Thelwall (1764-1834)
Text: https://books.google.nl/books?id=H8BYAAAAcAAJ (pp. 25-26)
Duration: 1.45
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc188_stanzas_el_128kb.mp3

John Thelwall was a radical British author and orator. He was incarcerated in the Tower and Newgate and tried for treason in 1794.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thelwall


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Post by Rapunzelina » January 6th, 2019, 11:19 am

Thank you, Craig and Erin! Brilliant selections of poems!

I just have a note on Craig's poem "Hieroglyphicum in Futuro", as I was following with the text, and I noticed that around 00:44, the line is "Shew an Elph, that makes their success very uncertain.", instead of certain, as an optional edit. So, if you decide to change that and re-upload, also check that the filename starts with spc188. Otherwise, if we keep it as is, I can rename it in the system :)
By the way, should we put the author as "Anonymous"?

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Post by soupy » January 6th, 2019, 7:18 pm

“Drink waters from thine own well.” Proverbs 5:15
Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
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Post by soupy » January 6th, 2019, 7:23 pm

“Drink waters from thine own well.” Proverbs 5:15
Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
My Website
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Post by Rapunzelina » January 7th, 2019, 4:08 am

Thank you, Craig! "Hieroglyphicum in Futuro" spot-ckecked OK! "Dream-Land" PL OK! And MW updated!

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2019, 4:27 pm

And my second one, sorry, this one's a longer poem. Actually when I started I wasn't expecting it to be that long :shock: but I plodded on till the end. At least it will bring a bit of a warmer breeze to the winter collection 8-)

Under the Willows by James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/underwillowsothe00loweuoft/page/9
Duration: 21:41 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc188_underthewillows_ss_128kb.mp3

enough for tonight, need to sleep

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 9th, 2019, 11:06 am

wow, Sonia, that was wonderful! Thank you!

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Post by Kitty » January 9th, 2019, 2:05 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 11:06 am
wow, Sonia, that was wonderful! Thank you!
thank you, I promise the last one will be shorter :lol:

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 9th, 2019, 4:01 pm

Oh, don't worry, sometimes size does matter :mrgreen:

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Post by soupy » January 10th, 2019, 1:37 pm

“Drink waters from thine own well.” Proverbs 5:15
Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
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Post by Kitty » January 10th, 2019, 2:10 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Oh, don't worry, sometimes size does matter :mrgreen:
:lol: good one

and my last for this month, quite a famous poem by Lord Byron. This will strike a heroic chord in any Greek's heart, I suppose. Reminds me of the Byron monument I visited in Missolonghi on my trip through Greece a few years back. :9: (I just noticed I had two revolutionary poems this month :hmm: what should that tell me ?)

On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year by George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/selectedpoemslo00dolegoog/page/n155
Duration: 2:23 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc188_onthisdayicomplete_ss_128kb.mp3

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