COMPLETE [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] A Golden Day, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox - dl

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Post by msfry » March 30th, 2019, 9:43 pm

A Golden Day by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919).
A delightful little poem describing what it feels like to greet a sunny spring day and let the rest of your cares slide away. ( Michele Fry)
This project is now complete!
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A Golden Day by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
The subtle beauty of this day
Hangs o'er me like a fairy spell,
And care and grief have flown away,
And every breeze sings, "All is well."
I ask, "Holds earth of sin, or woe?"
My heart replies, "I do not know."
Nay! all we know, or feel, my heart,
To-day is joy undimmed, complete;
In tears or pain we have no part;
The act of breathing is so sweet,
We care no higher joy to name.
What reck we now of wealth or fame?
The past---what matters it to me?
The pain it gave has passed away.
The future---that I cannot see!
I care for nothing save to-day---
This is a respite from all care,
And trouble flies---I know not where.
Go on, oh, noisy, restless life!
Pass by, oh, feet that seek for heights!
I have no part in aught of strife;
I do not want your vain delights.
The day wraps round me like a spell,
And every breeze sings, "All is well."

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Post by tovarisch » March 31st, 2019, 5:54 am

<sigh> Can every day be like that described by her? Please?...

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/goldenday_wilcox_vb_128kb.mp3 1:47

Thank you (in advance)! :)
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by Jude1972 » March 31st, 2019, 8:16 am

i'm printing this one off to do!!! closing date is my birthday!

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 31st, 2019, 9:18 am

I have one for you too! On a side note, I haven't seen any Weekly Poetry lately. Do you know if this is still a thing? I quite enjoyed it :D.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/goldenday_wilcox_cs_128kb.mp3
1:18

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Post by aradlaw » March 31st, 2019, 9:53 am

MW is up MIchele, I'm moving this over to Short Works. (you will have to add more MW sections) :wink:
lymiewithpurpose wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 9:18 am
I haven't seen any Weekly Poetry lately. Do you know if this is still a thing? I quite enjoyed it :D.
Campbell, I hope to be back with the Weekly Poetry next week, we are undergoing renovations here at home, things have been difficult for the last couple of weeks.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 31st, 2019, 10:00 am

aradlaw wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 9:53 am
Campbell, I hope to be back with the Weekly Poetry next week, we are undergoing renovations here at home, things have been difficult for the last couple of weeks.
Great! No rush, happy to hear we’re not done! Take your time and I will be here patiently waiting :D

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Post by msfry » March 31st, 2019, 10:42 am

Here's mine.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/goldenday_wilcox_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:36

Tovarisch, your poem is PL OK, and I grant your wish . . . . . if only you will PL my poem. :D
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Post by msfry » March 31st, 2019, 11:04 am

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 9:18 am
I have one for you too! On a side note, I haven't seen any Weekly Poetry lately. Do you know if this is still a thing? I quite enjoyed it :D.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/goldenday_wilcox_cs_128kb.mp3
1:18
Thanks, Campbell. Your poem is PL OK.

As to weeklies and fortnightlies, anyone is eligible to propose a poem in the Poetry Suggestions forum and either David or someone else might step up to BC it if it interests them, or you can do it yourself. Have you BC'd before?
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 31st, 2019, 11:11 am

msfry wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 11:04 am
lymiewithpurpose wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 9:18 am
I have one for you too! On a side note, I haven't seen any Weekly Poetry lately. Do you know if this is still a thing? I quite enjoyed it :D.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/goldenday_wilcox_cs_128kb.mp3
1:18
Thanks, Campbell. Your poem is PL OK.

As to weeklies and fortnightlies, anyone is eligible to propose a poem in the Poetry Suggestions forum and either David or someone else might step up to BC it if it interests them, or you can do it yourself. Have you BC'd before?
I have BC'd before. I would be willing to BC this next weeks if nobody else wants to, I just didn't want to take over something that is normally done by one person :D.

EDIT: I should have been clearer. I have BCd before, but not a fortnightly/weekly poem before. Is there a difference in process?
Last edited by lymiewithpurpose on March 31st, 2019, 11:34 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by tovarisch » March 31st, 2019, 11:17 am

msfry wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 10:42 am
Here's mine.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/goldenday_wilcox_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:36

Tovarisch, your poem is PL OK, and I grant your wish . . . . . if only you will PL my poem. :D
Wait, wait... Can I wish once more?... I wish all wishes were so easily granted. Aw... probably a wish too many... But your reading is PL OK! :D :thumbs:
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Post by msfry » March 31st, 2019, 11:59 am

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 11:11 am
I have BC'd before. I would be willing to BC this next weeks if nobody else wants to, I just didn't want to take over something that is normally done by one person :D.

EDIT: I should have been clearer. I have BCd before, but not a fortnightly/weekly poem before. Is there a difference in process?
Some differences, yes. First, you put up a poem over in Suggestions, and offer to BC it, and David lets you know when there is an opening. Then you open the Project Template Generator, fill it in, selecting Weekly or Fortnightly from the drop down box, the rest is fairly normal, and post your topic to the New Projects Launch Pad. From there you adjust your Opening Post by adding in and formatting the poem where it says PASTE POEM HERE (or some such), and you add in the MC XXX-XXXXX, and the ending date (always a Sunday). The rest is just a matter of PL'ing and filling in the MW. Another difference. . . . . before cataloguing you have to arrange the files in alphabetical order, by the Reader's Initials.

Hop to it, girl! And don't hesitate to ask for help.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 31st, 2019, 12:04 pm

msfry wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 11:59 am
Some differences, yes. First, you put up a poem over in Suggestions, and offer to BC it, and David lets you know when there is an opening. Then you open the Project Template Generator, fill it in, selecting Weekly or Fortnightly from the drop down box, the rest is fairly normal, and post your topic to the New Projects Launch Pad. From there you adjust your Opening Post by adding in and formatting the poem where it says PASTE POEM HERE (or some such), and you add in the MC XXX-XXXXX, and the ending date (always a Sunday). The rest is just a matter of PL'ing and filling in the MW. Another difference. . . . . before cataloguing you have to arrange the files in alphabetical order, by the Reader's Initials.

Hop to it, girl! And don't hesitate to ask for help.
Thank you so much! I have a poem in mind, and will go ahead and post it in suggestions!

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Post by williamjones » March 31st, 2019, 12:52 pm

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This year thousands of men will die from stubbornness.
{NO WE WON'T !!}

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Post by msfry » March 31st, 2019, 1:09 pm

Thanks for that "Sunday Share", Bill, which is PL OK. Did you not have a wish you wanted me to grant, being that I am granting wishes today? :P
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Post by williamjones » March 31st, 2019, 1:13 pm

Wishes?
Hmmm......
Let me picture something.
I'm image-ing something but can't quite put my finger on it.


OH! I know: please record a 2nd version of this poem with a Cajun dialect. Share that with the world on this Sunday.
Bill Jones, Fabled of Story and Song, CC
This year thousands of men will die from stubbornness.
{NO WE WON'T !!}

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