COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] The Maid's Lament by Walter Savage Landor - dl

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Post by aradlaw » August 24th, 2019, 7:43 pm

The Maid's Lament by Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864).

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Walter Savage Landor was an English writer, poet, and activist. The critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity. As remarkable as his work was, it was equaled by his rumbustious character and lively temperament. ( Wikipedia)
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I LOVED him not; and yet now he is gone,
I feel I am alone.
I check'd him while he spoke; yet, could he speak,
Alas! I would not check.
For reasons not to love him once I sought,
And wearied all my thought
To vex myself and him; I now would give
My love, could he but live
Who lately lived for me, and when he found
'Twas vain, in holy ground
He hid his face amid the shades of death.
I waste for him my breath
Who wasted his for me; but mine returns,
And this lorn bosom burns
With stifling heat, heaving it up in sleep,
And waking me to weep
Tears that had melted his soft heart: for years
Wept he as bitter tears.
'Merciful God!' such was his latest prayer,
'These may she never share!'
Quieter is his breath, his breast more cold
Than daisies in the mould,
Where children spell, athwart the churchyard gate,
His name and life's brief date.
Pray for him, gentle souls, whoe'er you be,
And, O, pray too for me!


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Post by Horner94 » August 25th, 2019, 5:44 pm

Hello!

I wanted to submit my audio recording of this poem:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidslament_landor_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:30

Many thanks,
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Post by Algy Pug » August 25th, 2019, 6:32 pm

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Post by aradlaw » August 26th, 2019, 1:07 pm

Thank you Algy. :thumbs:

Chad, at 0:29 you read "To vex myself and him; and I now would give..."
the line reads "To vex myself and him; I now would give" :wink:
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Post by Horner94 » August 26th, 2019, 1:30 pm

aradlaw wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Thank you Algy. :thumbs:

Chad, at 0:29 you read "To vex myself and him; and I now would give..."
the line reads "To vex myself and him; I now would give" :wink:
Thanks for the feedback!
Here is the amended recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidslament_landor_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:29
Kind regards,
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Post by aradlaw » August 26th, 2019, 7:49 pm

Thank you Chad, now PL OK. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » August 27th, 2019, 7:54 am

Thank you Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » August 27th, 2019, 5:27 pm

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Post by Algy Pug » August 28th, 2019, 11:02 pm

aradlaw wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Could someone please PL my reading?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidslament_landor_dl_128kb.mp3
1:41
Hi David

PL notes

0:23
For reasons not to love him once I sought,
I heard
For reasons not to love him once I thought,

0:31
I now would give
I heard
Now I would give

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Post by Kudrna » August 29th, 2019, 3:50 am

Hi,
here's my version:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidslament_landor_vh_128kb.mp3
Duration: 01:30
Thanks :)
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Post by NinaC777 » August 29th, 2019, 10:32 am

Hi

Here's my version. Hope it's okay.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidslament_landor_cmc_128kb.mp3
1:35

With blessings and kind regards
Christina Clark :)

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Post by aradlaw » August 29th, 2019, 12:48 pm

Good reading Christina, but the volume is too low at 80.3 dB. Could you amplify please?
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Post by aradlaw » August 29th, 2019, 12:51 pm

Kudrna wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 3:50 am
Hi,
here's my version:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidslament_landor_vh_128kb.mp3
Duration: 01:30
Thanks :)
Kudrna
Thank you Kudrna. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » August 29th, 2019, 7:58 pm

Algy Pug wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 11:02 pm

Hi David

PL notes

Cheers
Thank you Algy, corrections are posted..
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidslament_landor_dl_128kb.mp3
1:41
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