COMPLETE [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Fruitionless by Ina Coolbrith - dl

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Post by msfry » August 11th, 2019, 10:20 am

Fruitionless by Ina Coolbrith (1841 - 1928).

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A wistful poem, capturing in a few lines the joy and industry of 3 of natures creations (flowers, birds, and bees), with the listlessness we humans sometimes feel.
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Fruitionless by Ina Coolbrith, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
Then read the poem:
AH! little flower, upspringing, azure-eyed,
The meadow-brook beside,
Dropping delicious balms
Into the tender palms
Of lover-winds, that woo with light caress,
In still contentedness,
Living and blooming thy brief summer-day: —
So, wiser far than I,
That only dream and sigh,
And, sighing, dream my listless life away.

Ah! sweetheart birds, a-building your wee house
In the broad-leavëd boughs,
Pausing with merry trill
To praise each other’s skill,
And nod your pretty heads with pretty pride;
Serenely satisfied
To trill and twitter love’s sweet roundelay: —
So, happier than I,
That, lonely, dream and sigh,
And, sighing, dream my lonely life away.

Brown-bodied bees, that scent with nostrils fine
The odorous blossom-wine,
Sipping, with heads half thrust
Into the pollen dust
Of rose and hyacinth and daffodil,
To hive, in amber cell,
A honey feasting for the winter-day: —
So, better far than I,
Self-wrapt, that dream and sigh,
And, sighing, dream my useless life away.


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Artist Name: Ina Coolbrith
Track Title: Fruitionless - Read by YOUR INITIALS (e.g. Fruitionless - Read by KLH)
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Post by KevinS » August 11th, 2019, 5:06 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fruitionless_coolbrith_ks_128kb.mp3

1:40

A very nice poem. I feel a bit like this on my bad days.
E agora, José?

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Post by aradlaw » August 11th, 2019, 5:39 pm

Here is my reading Michelle...
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fruitionless_coolbrith_dl_128kb.mp3
1:48

Also moving over to Short Works. :wink:
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Post by jaxon517 » August 12th, 2019, 7:11 am

Sorry I'm new here. Do I need to post this in the New Project Launch pad if I want to get started or can I just record, upload, and post it as a reply on this thread? (I'm probably just missing something so I acknowledge and appreciate your patience!)

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Post by Horner94 » August 12th, 2019, 7:14 am

Hello!
Here is my audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fruitionless_coolbrith_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 01:26
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by aradlaw » August 12th, 2019, 8:56 am

jaxon517 wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 7:11 am
Sorry I'm new here. Do I need to post this in the New Project Launch pad if I want to get started or can I just record, upload, and post it as a reply on this thread? (I'm probably just missing something so I acknowledge and appreciate your patience!)
Please post your recording link in this thread. :) :D We collect as many different readings of the same poem as possible. Follow the instructions in the opening post above and have fun. :D
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Post by KevinS » August 12th, 2019, 9:11 am

jaxon517 wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 7:11 am
Sorry I'm new here. Do I need to post this in the New Project Launch pad if I want to get started or can I just record, upload, and post it as a reply on this thread? (I'm probably just missing something so I acknowledge and appreciate your patience!)
Do wait til you hear from someone regarding your one-minute test. They will clear your specs and whatnot and save you from having to re-record anything. Welcome to LibriVox!
E agora, José?

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Post by msfry » August 12th, 2019, 10:21 am

jaxon517 wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 7:11 am
Sorry I'm new here. Do I need to post this in the New Project Launch pad if I want to get started or can I just record, upload, and post it as a reply on this thread? (I'm probably just missing something so I acknowledge and appreciate your patience!)
Hi Jaxon. The New Projects Launch pad is how BC's (Book Coordinators) introduce new projects for people to sign up for. To participate in a project, just read the Opening Post and follow the directions. Everything you need to know is right there. We do ask that you first submit your 1-minute test before reading for a project, and wait for someone to check out that your tech specs meets LV's requirements. This OK'd file lets all the BC's know at-a-glance that you're all set to go, too.

Hopefully you received your Welcome Letter with these and many other good tips. Also found here:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=36743

Welcome to the LV playground.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » August 12th, 2019, 10:27 am

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Post by DaveW » August 13th, 2019, 6:07 am

A fascinating poem. Great selection. Here is my contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/_fruitionless_coolbrith_dcw_128kb.mp3__.mp3

1:35

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Post by msfry » August 13th, 2019, 7:29 am

Here's mine. Now I can start PL'ing the other ones.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fruitionless_coolbrith_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:42
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Post by KevinS » August 13th, 2019, 8:01 am

msfry wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 7:29 am
Here's mine. Now I can start PL'ing the other ones.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fruitionless_coolbrith_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:42
Did you need a listener for your contribution? It's PL OK!
E agora, José?

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Post by msfry » August 13th, 2019, 10:02 am

DaveW wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 6:07 am
A fascinating poem. Great selection. Here is my contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/_fruitionless_coolbrith_dcw_128kb.mp3__.mp3

1:35

Dave
Hi Dave, please correct your file name, taking out the underline before _fruitionless, and reupload it. It's a good policy to copy and paste the filename directly from the first post to avoid any mistakes, which happen so easily. Also, your background noise is quite high, as with your other poem. It really helps for you to submit your 1-minute test, and wait for someone to check out your tech specs for LV's requirements. They can coach you on how to address noise issues. Also, that OK'd test lets all the BC's know at-a-glance that you're all set to record, too.

I direct your attention to this short video, which demos how to use the Noise Reduction Effect in Audacity. It gets rid of background noise in a flash, easy peasy, and almost everyone around here uses it.
Try to bring yours down before uploading again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw
There are plenty of video tutorials on the LV Wiki (see menu bar above), which is well worth your time perusing.

Hopefully you received your Welcome Letter with these and many other good tips. Also found here:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=36743

Please note that we can't put you in the catalog until you provide us with your preferred catalog name. Could be same as your username, or your Real Name, or whatever else you want to be known by. Once chosen this will go on all your completed files and once catalogued, can't be changed.
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