All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/premonition-by-bliss-carman/
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!William Bliss Carman, FRSC was a Canadian poet who lived most of his life in the United States, where he achieved international fame. He was acclaimed as Canada's poet laureate during his later years.
In Canada, Carman is classed as one of the Confederation Poets, a group which also included Charles G.D. Roberts (his cousin), Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott. "Of the group, Carman had the surest lyric touch and achieved the widest international recognition. But unlike others, he never attempted to secure his income by novel writing, popular journalism, or non-literary employment. He remained a poet, supplementing his art with critical commentaries on literary ideas, philosophy, and aesthetics." (Wikipedia)
This week's poem can be found here.
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
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Check LV's Recording Notes thread before recording. If this is your first recording, you'll also find this Newbie Guide to Recording useful.
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:Premonition by Bliss Carman, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
He said, "Good-night, my heart is light,
To-morrow morn at day
We two together in the dew
Shall forth and fare away.
"We shall go down, the halls of dawn
To find the doors of joy;
We shall not part again, dear heart."
And he laughed out like a boy.
He turned and strode down the blue road
Against the western sky
Where the last line of sunset glowed
As sullen embers die.
The night reached out her kraken arms
To clutch him as he passed,
And for one sudden moment
My soul shrank back aghast.
At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name - all in lowercase: premonition_carman_your initials in lowercase_128kb.mp3
(e.g. premonition_carman_klh_128kb.mp3 )
ID3 tags (Version 2.30): ID Tags are completed during Cataloging
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