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Post by aradlaw » October 6th, 2019, 7:06 pm

October by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826 - 1887).

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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)
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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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Post by NemoR » October 6th, 2019, 8:47 pm

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Post by Horner94 » October 6th, 2019, 10:38 pm

Hello! :D
Here is my audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/october_craik_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:24
Kind regards,
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Post by aradlaw » October 7th, 2019, 11:13 am

Thank you Nemo and Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » October 7th, 2019, 6:30 pm

Thank you Erin and Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by erieston » October 8th, 2019, 1:08 pm

Here is my recording ready for PL: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/october_craik_es_128kb.mp3

Runtime: 01:37
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Post by aradlaw » October 8th, 2019, 4:57 pm

Thank you Bruce, Caitlin and Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » October 8th, 2019, 4:59 pm

Good reading Erin, but the volume is too low at 73.9 dB, you should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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Post by stoogeswoman » October 8th, 2019, 9:12 pm

Oh, lovely poem! Here's mine: 8-)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/october_craik_cal_128kb.mp3 1 min 41.506 sec / 1.59 KB


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