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Post by aradlaw » May 25th, 2019, 8:32 pm

Farewells by Abram Joseph Ryan (1838 - 1886).

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Abram Joseph Ryan was an American poet, an active proponent of the Confederate States of America, and a Catholic priest. He has been called the "Poet-Priest of the South" and, less frequently, the "Poet Laureate of the Confederacy." ( Wikipedia)
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They are so sad to say: no poem tells
The agony of hearts that dwells
In lone and last farewells.

They are like deaths: they bring a wintry chill
To summer's roses, and to summer's rill;
And yet we breathe them still.

For pure as altar-lights hearts pass away;
Hearts! we said to them, "Stay with us! stay!"
And they said, sighing as they said it, "Nay."

The sunniest days are shortest; darkness tells
The starless story of the night that dwells
In lone and last farewells.

Two faces meet here, there, or anywhere:
Each wears the thoughts the other face may wear;
Their hearts may break, breathing, "Farewell fore'er."


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Post by KevinS » May 26th, 2019, 7:24 am

Last edited by KevinS on May 26th, 2019, 7:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
E agora, José?

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Post by tovarisch » May 26th, 2019, 7:25 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 KevinS » May 26th, 2019, 7:27 am

tovarisch wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 7:25 am
Here is my attempt:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/farewells_ryan_vb_128kb.mp3 1:19

Thank you!
Hahah! Shouldn't we be sleeping in on a Sunday morning?!
E agora, José?

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Post by aradlaw » May 26th, 2019, 8:57 am

Thank you Kevin and tovarisch. :thumbs:

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Post by KevinS » May 26th, 2019, 9:01 am

aradlaw wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 8:57 am
Thank you Kevin and tovarisch. :thumbs:

(LV is one way to spend a Sunday morning) :P
You're right!
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 26th, 2019, 2:02 pm

Campbell
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Post by aradlaw » May 26th, 2019, 3:18 pm

Thank you Lee Ann and Campbell. :thumbs:
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Post by Bill Mosley » May 27th, 2019, 11:03 am

Howdy from Texas!

Here's my attempt:


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/farewells_ryan_bm_128kb.mp3

1:19

It seemed abrupt to start the reading after my credit line, so I just repeated the title.
Bill

How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr. Seuss

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Post by aradlaw » May 27th, 2019, 11:42 am

Thank you Ian and Bill. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » May 27th, 2019, 1:33 pm

Thank you Larry. :thumbs: But 'Nay' to your Fare thee well . . .
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Post by leknarf » May 27th, 2019, 4:51 pm

My first LV recording. Looking forward to feedback! Regards -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/farewells_ryan_smf_128kb.mp3
TRT: 01:18s

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