COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 200 - rap

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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 13th, 2020, 2:30 pm

Hi Rapunzelina,

One more for the exciting collection!

'Sarvarthasidda-Buddha' by John Payne (1842-1916)
Text: https://archive.org/details/selectionsfrompo01payn/page/202
Duration: 4.27
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_sarvarthasiddabuddha_el_128kb.mp3

Erin


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Post by Rapunzelina » January 14th, 2020, 10:59 am

Thank you, Erin, Craig, Sonia, Larry, and Kevin!

Magic Window is updated!


Newgatenovelist wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Another poem for this month. I hope it's a bumper crop!
Thank you, Erin! I'm thrilled at how the average number of contributions has steadily increased over the months! Which actually means the number of contributors :mrgreen: So thank you everybody! Thanks to you, we get some lovely and diverse collections out there for listeners to enjoy! And I'm privileged to be the first one to listen and enjoy! :D

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Post by JessaC » January 15th, 2020, 9:37 pm

Hi! First time recording for librivox, so I'm sorry if I do some of this wrong.

"In Heaven" by Stephen Crane

Text URL: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44048/in-heaven
There wasn't a date, so here is the wiki page showing how long ago the author lived: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Crane
Stephen Crane lived from 1871 to 1900

MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_inheaven_jlc_128kb.mp3

The recording is 53 seconds long

I will go by Jessa C for this. Thanks!

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 16th, 2020, 1:15 am

Hello, Jessa! Welcome to Librivox and the Poetry Collection! :clap: A lovely recording! Thank you for offering it! You did everything correctly :thumbs:

The reason why we need the text to be from specific sources is because the Public Domain status of a text depends on when that specific text was published. I mean, even if a work was first published before 1925, a later publication may have its own copyright. We know gutenberg.org have a very strict and diligent legal team, so we can safely use the texts marked Public Domain there. Next option is scanned works that include the publication page that shows the year, like archive.org, hathitrust.org, etc. And another option is websites that offer bibliographical information (e.g. year of publication, issue, publisher, etc), which makes it easy for me to cross-check the information.

So for this recording, we can use this gutenberg.org ebook which includes the poem
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/40786
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Post by JessaC » January 16th, 2020, 4:09 pm

I'm sorry about that. I looked there and I couldn't find it.
I had a question for you, while I'm here: What happens next? You guys collect the poems and the it moves over to the other side? How does that work? And when do they move over?

Thanks!
Jessa

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 16th, 2020, 5:31 pm

"My Life"
by Anna Cora Mowatt -1819-1870

Read by Kelly S. Taylor (ktaylor07)

MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_mylife_kst_128.mp3

Duration: 1:29

Text URL: Rufus Griswold's "Female Poets of America" 1849 : https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012992304&view=1up&seq=293&size=150

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 17th, 2020, 3:09 am

JessaC wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 4:09 pm
I'm sorry about that. I looked there and I couldn't find it.
I had a question for you, while I'm here: What happens next? You guys collect the poems and the it moves over to the other side? How does that work? And when do they move over?

Thanks!
Jessa
This is a monthly collection, so it will be added to the catalogue (and accessible for listeners) at the turn of the month. It will look something like this, this is last month's collection: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-199-by-various/

The precise process is a mystery to me, too, I just click a few buttons and magic happens :mrgreen: archive.org hosts our files, so this is the respective page on archive.org for last month's collection: https://archive.org/details/spc199_2001_librivox

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 17th, 2020, 3:18 am

ktaylor07 wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 5:31 pm
"My Life"
by Anna Cora Mowatt -1819-1870

Read by Kelly S. Taylor (ktaylor07)

MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_mylife_kst_128.mp3

Duration: 1:29

Text URL: Rufus Griswold's "Female Poets of America" 1849 : https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012992304&view=1up&seq=293&size=150
Hello Kelly! That is some excellent reading!
I only noticed, I think there's a skip in one of the lines, around 0:35, where the text is "a wish to my lips never sprung, a hope in mine eyes never shone" . A beautiful poem...

When you are ready to upload the edited file, please make sure the file-name ends in _128kb.mp3 (it's currently missing the "kb")

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 17th, 2020, 8:10 am

Ooops! Yes, I skipped an entire line of the poem!

Trying again

"My Life"
by Anna Cora Mowatt 1817-1870

Read by Ktaylor07

Duration: 1:38

Text URL:https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012992304&view=1up&seq=293&size=150

Mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_mylife_kst_128kb.mp3

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 17th, 2020, 9:00 am

Here's a second Mowatt poem from me. I hope I didn't skip any lines this time!

"Time"
by Anna Cora Mowatt (1819-1870)

read by Kelly S. Taylor (ktaylor07)

Text URL: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012992304&view=1up&seq=293&size=150 (Rufus Griswold's "Female Poets of America" 1849 )

Duration: 2:11

mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_time_kst_128kb.mp3

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Post by Anitazz » January 17th, 2020, 12:17 pm

I have uploaded the following for PL:

The Sailing of the Fleets by Bliss Carman (1861-1929)
https://archive.org/details/laterpoemsyork00carm/page/84
1:22
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_sailingofthefleets_asm_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 17th, 2020, 4:25 pm

ktaylor07 wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 8:10 am
Ooops! Yes, I skipped an entire line of the poem!

Trying again

"My Life"
by Anna Cora Mowatt 1817-1870

Read by Ktaylor07

Duration: 1:38

Text URL:https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012992304&view=1up&seq=293&size=150

Mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_mylife_kst_128kb.mp3
It's all fine now! Thank you, Kelly! :thumbs:

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 17th, 2020, 4:59 pm

ktaylor07 wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 9:00 am
Here's a second Mowatt poem from me. I hope I didn't skip any lines this time!

"Time"
by Anna Cora Mowatt (1819-1870)

read by Kelly S. Taylor (ktaylor07)

Text URL: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012992304&view=1up&seq=293&size=150 (Rufus Griswold's "Female Poets of America" 1849 )

Duration: 2:11

mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_time_kst_128kb.mp3
All good with this recording! Marked PL OK in the Magic Window!

I'll mention two things, optionally, for future recordings (no need to change anything here).
One is about the slight background white noise, you could try Noise Reduction in Audacity and see if it sounds any better. The background noise is pretty light so it might not make a huge difference, but you can just experiment and see if you like the result.
The other is about the ending silence; about 5 seconds should be enough. It felt a bit longer now, so I'll see if I truncate it to match the rest.

I'm looking forward to "Love" now!! I enjoy your poetry reading!

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 17th, 2020, 5:01 pm

Anitazz wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 12:17 pm
I have uploaded the following for PL:

The Sailing of the Fleets by Bliss Carman (1861-1929)
https://archive.org/details/laterpoemsyork00carm/page/84
1:22
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_sailingofthefleets_asm_128kb.mp3
Ooh, I love maritime themed works! Thank you for your contribution, Anita! Perfectly PL OK and in the MW :thumbs:

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