COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 196 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 1st, 2019, 6:13 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 196

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-196-by-various/


This is an open collection of poems for the month of September 2019. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 74 minutes (so as to fit in an audio CD)
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding (if you wish) date, location, your personal URL, etc.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc196_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc196_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including ID tags, file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by Kitty » September 1st, 2019, 7:10 am

I'll make a start:

"Thekla's answer" by Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/poems04unkngoog/page/n127
Duration: 1:47 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_theklasanswer_ss_128kb.mp3

hope you like it :) Have a nice Sunday !

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 1st, 2019, 7:42 am

Thank you, Sonia!! Have a nice Sunday still, too! :D

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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 1st, 2019, 3:03 pm

Hello Rapunzelina,

My three for the month:

Desire by H. Thompson Rich (1893-1974)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/300/735.html
Duration: 1.30
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_desire_el_128kb.mp3

Song by H. Thompson Rich (1893-1974)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/300/2177.html
Duration: 0.43
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_song_el_128kb.mp3

You Came and Went by H. Thompson Rich (1893-1974)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/300/737.html
Duration: 0.36
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_youcamewent_el_128kb.mp3


I don't think there's a great deal of info about him, but what I've written comes from this site:
https://pennyspoetry.fandom.com/wiki/H._Thompson_Rich
H. Thompson Rich was an American poet, editor and author of science fiction stories.

Erin

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 2nd, 2019, 11:01 am

Thank you, Erin!! MW is updated and I have used the information you provided for the author :9:

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Post by Kitty » September 2nd, 2019, 11:39 am

and my second poem, quite a spiteful blaming poem to a certain not so nice lady:

"Lady Clara Vere de Vere" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/poems13tenngoog/page/n144
Duration: 3:41 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_ladyclaraveredevere_ss_128kb.mp3

Sonia

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Post by soupy » September 2nd, 2019, 1:00 pm

The World's A Bubble by Francis Bacon

https://archive.org/details/anthologiapolygl00welluoft/page/132

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_worldsabubble_cc_128kb.mp3

2:03

Craig

If you marry, you will regret it; if you do not marry, you will also regret it; if you marry or do not marry, you will regret both; Laugh at the world’s follies, you will regret it, weep over them, you will also regret that; laugh at the world’s follies or weep over them, you will regret both; whether you laugh at the world’s follies or weep over them, you will regret both. Believe a woman, you will regret it, believe her not, you will also regret that; believe a woman or believe her not, you will regret both; whether you believe a woman or believe her not, you will regret both. Hang yourself, you will regret it; do not hang yourself, and you will also regret that; hang yourself or do not hang yourself, you will regret both; whether you hang yourself or do not hang yourself, you will regret both. This, gentlemen, is the sum and substance of all philosophy.

Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or Vol 1 1843


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Post by RobMarland » September 3rd, 2019, 5:20 am

Hi Rapunzelina,

Rome Unvisited by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1057
Duration: 03:11
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_romeunvisited_rm_128kb.mp3
Rob Marland reader section | website
A Woman Is a Weathercock by Nathan Field. A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Dial. British aesthetic magazine, 1889.
The Remarkable Rocket by Oscar Wilde. Dramatic reading.

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Post by brucek » September 3rd, 2019, 6:58 am

Hi Rapunzelina,

Here are three from me. It would appear my selections this month share a distinctly somber tone, but please be assured that this does not at all reflect the mood of the reader. :)

1)
In a Disused Graveyard by Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)
Text URL: https://www.fadedpage.com/showbook.php?pid=20180949
Duration: 1:20
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_inadisusedgraveyard_bk_128kb.mp3

2)
The Dons of Spain by Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/52066
Duration: 3:00
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_donsofspain_bk_128kb.mp3

3)
Elegy before Death by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1882 - 1950)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59167
Duration: 1:36
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_elegybeforedeath_bk_128kb.mp3

~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by fabiola » September 5th, 2019, 4:27 am

Hi,
I'd like to submit a recording. I hope my english pronunciation is not too bad.

Parable of the old men and the young by Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/books/owen/owen.html#parable
Duration: 1:14
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_parableoftheoldmanandtheyoung_f_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 6th, 2019, 10:28 am

Kitty wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 11:39 am
and my second poem, quite a spiteful blaming poem to a certain not so nice lady:

"Lady Clara Vere de Vere" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/poems13tenngoog/page/n144
Duration: 3:41 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_ladyclaraveredevere_ss_128kb.mp3

Sonia
Thank you, Sonia :)

Thank you, Craig, wise words by Kierkegaard :hmm:

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 6th, 2019, 10:41 am

RobMarland wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 5:20 am
Hi Rapunzelina,

Rome Unvisited by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1057
Duration: 03:11
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_romeunvisited_rm_128kb.mp3
Thank you for your contribution, Rob! :thumbs:




brucek wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 6:58 am
Hi Rapunzelina,

Here are three from me. It would appear my selections this month share a distinctly somber tone, but please be assured that this does not at all reflect the mood of the reader. :)

1)
In a Disused Graveyard by Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)
Text URL: https://www.fadedpage.com/showbook.php?pid=20180949
Duration: 1:20
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_inadisusedgraveyard_bk_128kb.mp3

2)
The Dons of Spain by Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/52066
Duration: 3:00
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_donsofspain_bk_128kb.mp3

3)
Elegy before Death by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1882 - 1950)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59167
Duration: 1:36
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_elegybeforedeath_bk_128kb.mp3

~~~~
Bruce.
Thank you, Bruce! An interesting variety!

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 6th, 2019, 10:44 am

fabiola wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 4:27 am
Hi,
I'd like to submit a recording. I hope my english pronunciation is not too bad.

Parable of the old men and the young by Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/books/owen/owen.html#parable
Duration: 1:14
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_parableoftheoldmanandtheyoung_f_128kb.mp3
Thank you so much for your contribution, Fabiola! :9: It's a lovely reading and your accent is perfectly understandable!

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Post by Kitty » September 6th, 2019, 10:45 am

and my last one for this month:

"I cannot deem why men toil so for fame" by Alexander Smith (1829-1867) / new author for the database: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Smith_(poet)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/poems01smit/page/182
Duration: 1:10 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc196_icannotdeem_ss_128kb.mp3

Sonia

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