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Post by aradlaw » July 21st, 2019, 12:37 pm

Binsey Poplars by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889).

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Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ was an English poet and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His manipulation of prosody (particularly his concept of sprung rhythm and use of imagery) established him as an innovative writer of verse. Two of his major themes were nature and religion. ( Wikipedia)
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MY aspens dear, whose airy cages quelled,
Quelled or quenched in leaves the leaping sun,
All felled, felled, are all felled;
Of a fresh and following folded rank
Not spared, not one
That dandled a sandalled
Shadow that swam or sank
On meadow and river and wind-wandering weed-winding
bank.

O if we but knew what we do
When we delve or hew—
Hack and rack the growing green!
Since country is so tender
To touch, her being só slender,
That, like this sleek and seeing ball
But a prick will make no eye at all,
Where we, even where we mean
To mend her we end her,
When we hew or delve:
After-comers cannot guess the beauty been.
Ten or twelve, only ten or twelve
Strokes of havoc únselve
The sweet especial scene,
Rural scene, a rural scene,
Sweet especial rural scene.

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Post by KevinS » July 21st, 2019, 5:55 pm

E agora, José?

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Post by aradlaw » July 21st, 2019, 7:39 pm

Thank you for suggesting the poem Kevin. :thumbs:
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Post by GrayHouse » July 24th, 2019, 1:44 am

A fine poem, but not the easiest to read. Here's my attempt:

- https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/binseypoplars_hopkins_ik_128kb.mp3
- 1:36

Thanks,
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Post by Horner94 » July 24th, 2019, 3:46 am

Hello,
Below is my attempt at this poem:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/binseypoplars_hopkins_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:07
Kind regards,
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Post by BrideofDagon » July 24th, 2019, 12:16 pm

Just uploaded mine. 1:25 Any creative criticism would be appreciated since this is my first try at any of this : )

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Post by KevinS » July 24th, 2019, 12:36 pm

BrideofDagon wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Just uploaded mine. 1:25 Any creative criticism would be appreciated since this is my first try at any of this : )
You might want to post the filename of your upload here, too.

Boy, you started off with something of a difficult poem. (I guess that's my fault. That and the planets!) I'll look forward to hearing what you've done when the project is complete!
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Post by KevinS » July 24th, 2019, 12:38 pm

BrideofDagon wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Just uploaded mine. 1:25 Any creative criticism would be appreciated since this is my first try at any of this : )
Oh, I've just seen that you haven't done your one-minute test as yet. I hate calling it a test, frankly. It's just an opportunity for the Board to see that you have your settings adjusted for making contributions here. I'll be back with a link for you.

EDIT: Here you go.

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test
E agora, José?

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Post by aradlaw » July 24th, 2019, 2:49 pm

BrideofDagon wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Just uploaded mine. 1:25 Any creative criticism would be appreciated since this is my first try at any of this : )
Hi Courtney, I believe this is your reading... :D (Found it!)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/binseypoplars_hopkins_csb_128kb.mp3

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Your reading is good, the volume is a bit high at 95.0 dB, we need around 89 dB. *
Your DC Bias is quite high at +27, this a problem with some computers, no one knows why. I don't know what recording software you are using, but your file should be Normalized to bring this down.
There is a phrase that is tripping up a few readers this week! at 0:16 you've read "All felled, felled, all are felled;" text reads "All felled, felled, are all felled;" you may wish to correct this. :wink:

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Post by aradlaw » July 24th, 2019, 2:53 pm

Thank you Bruce (0:25) and Ian. (0:18) :D
You both have read the phrase "All felled, felled, all are felled;" text reads "All felled, felled, are all felled;" you may wish to correct this.
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Post by aradlaw » July 24th, 2019, 2:53 pm

Thank you Chad and Larry. both PL OK. :thumbs:
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Post by GrayHouse » July 24th, 2019, 2:56 pm

David,
I definitely have are all felled which matches the text.
Thanks,
-Ian

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Post by GrayHouse » July 24th, 2019, 3:47 pm

David,
Just for the avoidance of doubt - here's the offending phrase slowed down and pitch shifted
- https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/binseypoplars_hopkins_ik_128kb_extract.wav

What I'm hearing matches the text. :hmm:
Thanks and regards,
-Ian

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