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Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!Dinah Maria Craik was an English novelist and poet. She is best remembered for her novel John Halifax, Gentleman, which presents the ideals of English middle-class life. ( Wikipedia)
This poem was suggested by sarahrejoice.
This week's poem can be found here.
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Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
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Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Then read the poem:October by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
IT is no joy to me to sit
On dreamy summer eves,
When silently the timid moon
Kisses the sleeping leaves,
And all things through the fair hushed earth
Love, rest,—but nothing grieves.
Better I like old autumn,
With his hair tossed to and fro,
Firm striding o’er the stubble-fields
When the equinoctials blow.
When shrinkingly the sun creeps up
Through misty mornings cold,
And robin on the orchard hedge
Sings cheerily and bold,
While heavily the frosted plum
Drops downward on the mold;
And as he passes autumn
Into earth’s lap does throw
Brown apples gay in a game of play,
As the equinoctials blow.
When the spent year its carol sings
Into a humble psalm,
Asks no more for the pleasure draught,
But for the cup of balm,
And all its storms and sunshine bursts
Controls to one brave calm,—
Then step by step walks autumn,
With steady eyes that show
Nor grief nor fear, to the death of the year
While the equinoctials blow.
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End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
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