COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning - dl

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Post by aradlaw » December 29th, 2019, 9:15 am

Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861).

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Elizabeth's volume Poems (1844) brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning. Their correspondence, courtship and marriage were carried out in secret, for fear of her father's disapproval. ( Wikipedia )
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We cannot live, except thus mutually
We alternate, aware or unaware,
The reflex act of life: and when we bear
Our virtue outward most impulsively,
Most full of invocation, and to be
Most instantly compellant, certes there
We live most life, whoever breathes most air
And counts his dying years by sun and sea.
But when a soul, by choice and conscience, doth
Throw out her full force on another soul,
The conscience and the concentration both
Make mere life, Love. For Life in perfect whole
And aim consummated, is Love in sooth,
As Nature's magnet-heat rounds pole with pole.


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Post by Horner94 » December 29th, 2019, 12:08 pm

Hello,
I wanted to attempt this poem, however, I recorded using the built-in mic on my laptop this time.
Here is my recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/love_browning_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:05
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by aradlaw » December 29th, 2019, 12:30 pm

Thank you Chad. :thumbs:
The quality of your laptop mic sounds better than some of your previous readings. :D
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Post by Kessie » December 29th, 2019, 12:55 pm

Here's my recording, with a time of 1:01.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/love_browning_kes_128kb.mp3

:D
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Post by aradlaw » December 29th, 2019, 5:56 pm

Thank you Kessie, there is one item you may wish to correct..
at 0:16 you've read "The reflex act of our life:" text reads "The reflex act of life:" Thanks. :wink:
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Post by pschempf » December 30th, 2019, 12:09 pm

David -

My try for this week -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/love_browning_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:06
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Post by bluechien » December 30th, 2019, 1:56 pm

This is so elegant ... and wonderful to read something so much less known than "how do I ..." ... :clap:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/love_browning_ed_128kb.mp3 1:01
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Post by aradlaw » December 30th, 2019, 3:26 pm

Thank you Phil and Eva. :thumbs:
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Post by ellies » December 31st, 2019, 3:50 am

A lovely poem to see in the New Year!
Here`s mine

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/love_browning_ec_128kb.mp3 01:19

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Post by brucek » December 31st, 2019, 8:25 am

Happy New Year, David. :)

And happy new year to you, Erin. Nice choice. Let us wish for more of it in the upcoming year - love, that is.

Here's mine at 1:18

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/love_browning_bk_128kb.mp3

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by aradlaw » December 31st, 2019, 9:25 am

Thank you Elaine and Bruce. :thumbs:

Happy New Year!
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Post by richardauty » January 1st, 2020, 12:19 pm


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Post by aradlaw » January 1st, 2020, 12:49 pm

Thank you Richard. :thumbs:

(although the time for this one is 1:11) :wink:
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Post by fshort » January 1st, 2020, 9:53 pm

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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 2nd, 2020, 1:30 pm

Thank *you* for actually launching it, David.

Bruce - happy new year to you as well. I'm very glad you like the poem, and yes, I desperately hope there is more love this year.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/love_browning_el_128kb.mp3 1.33
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