COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] The Grass by Emily Dickinson - dl

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Post by aradlaw » August 4th, 2019, 7:58 pm

The Grass by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886).

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The verses of Emily Dickinson belong emphatically to what Emerson long since called "the Poetry of the Portfolio,"—something produced absolutely without the thought of publication, and solely by way of expression of the writer's own mind. (from The Preface to POEMS by EMILY DICKINSON)
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The Grass by Emily Dickinson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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The grass so little has to do, —
A sphere of simple green,
With only butterflies to brood,
And bees to entertain,

And stir all day to pretty tunes
The breezes fetch along,
And hold the sunshine in its lap
And bow to everything;

And thread the dews all night, like pearls,
And make itself so fine, —
A duchess were too common
For such a noticing.

And even when it dies, to pass
In odors so divine,
As lowly spices gone to sleep,
Or amulets of pine.

And then to dwell in sovereign barns,
And dream the days away, —
The grass so little has to do,
I wish I were the hay!


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Post by Horner94 » August 5th, 2019, 3:54 am

Hello!
I have attempted this poem.
Here is the audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grass_dickinson_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 00:59
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by KevinS » August 5th, 2019, 7:45 am

E agora, José?

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Post by kwunder » August 5th, 2019, 7:53 pm

Hello -

My attempt can be found at https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grass_dickinson_kew_128kb.mp3
File length: 0:51

I believe I followed all of the guidelines, so apologies if I missed something!

Thanks,

Elle Wunder

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Post by Pinklady77 » August 6th, 2019, 9:15 am


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Post by aradlaw » August 6th, 2019, 5:57 pm

Thank you Chad, Kevin, Elle and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » August 6th, 2019, 6:06 pm

Pinklady77 wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 9:15 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grass_dikinson_lj_128kb.mp3
Here is my recording by Lola Janie
Thank you Lola, You may have already read the PL notes in another project.
*Please check the filename . :)
Needs Noise Reduction. Try 18 dB reduction. Here are instructions for noise reduction: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics
Our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker will not only give you the volume in decibels on the Information tab. It will also give you the noise level in your file. Your file has a noise level of 63.9 dB. :wink:
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Post by Skylark1 » August 7th, 2019, 9:15 am

Hi All,

I trust that everyone is happy and well today. I have just recorded this poem (my first recording) and have posted the link below. I hope that it meets the required standard!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grass_dickinson_rb_128kb.mp3

Thanks,

Skylark1 (rb)

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Post by Pinklady77 » August 7th, 2019, 1:12 pm

Please let me know if I need to make any more changes. Thank you for your patience.

Lola J
Last edited by Pinklady77 on August 7th, 2019, 7:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Pinklady77 » August 7th, 2019, 7:16 pm

Okay! I did it. I corrected the problems and got a pass in the checker. I watched some very good tutorials on youtube and it helped...a lot.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grass_dikinson_lj_128kb.mp3

Lola J

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Post by aradlaw » August 7th, 2019, 8:19 pm

Pinklady77 wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Okay! I did it. I corrected the problems and got a pass in the checker. I watched some very good tutorials on youtube and it helped...a lot.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grass_dikinson_lj_128kb.mp3

Lola J
Thank you Lola, we can mark this reading PL OK. For future readings you need to experiment on your mic placement, there are several breath noises and 'bumps' which sounds like a headset mic (?) being hit a bit, possibly by head movements. :wink:

Could you upload this file again using the correct filename dickinson thanks. :)
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Post by aradlaw » August 7th, 2019, 8:20 pm

Thank you Graham. :thumbs:
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