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Post by Rapunzelina » January 24th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Thank you so much, Craig and Dale! :D MW updated!

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Post by silverquill » January 24th, 2020, 10:59 pm

Here is my third poem:

Inner Life by J. R. Wilkinson (1837 - 1908)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53545
1:35
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_innerlife_lcw_128kb.mp3

For two bonus poems I have two poems from George Allan England who I think is new to the LV catalog.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Allan_England

He is better know for his socialist writings and his early science fiction, but these are from his book Underneath the Bough.
(Pardon my poor French on the first one)

The Song of the Poor by George Allan England (1877 - 1936)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60870
2:01
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_songofpoor_lcw_128kb.mp3

INRI by George Allan England (1877 - 1936)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60870
1:14
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_inri_lcw_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 26th, 2020, 1:19 pm

Thank you, Larry!

In the song of the poor, the Envoi is missing from the recording. Was that intentional?

Your poetic reading is quite mesmerizing :9:

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Post by chymocles » January 28th, 2020, 12:07 pm

Metempsychosis by John Donne (1572 - 1631).


This poem appears to be incomplete, its “First Song” having no counterpart, no “Second Song.” Similarly its promise to end by identifying the celebrity now inhabited by the soul in question is never fulfilled. On the contrary, the poem’s epic pretentions at the beginning apparently founder at the second generation of mankind rather than tracing human history from the Garden of Eden to modern England, as was proposed. In view of the author’s mock-heroic tone, however, the poem’s apparent incompletion may be part of the satire, so it does no harm to suppose it as complete as necessary to accomplish its purpose.

What it accomplishes is to demonstate, by means of the Pythagorean doctrine of the transmigration of souls, the depravity of the object of the satire (identity unknown but perhaps easily guessed by a contemporary audience). According to this doctrine, also called metempsychosis, the various guises that a soul takes in its travels are rewards or punishments for its conduct in each of its incarnations. It is debatable whether this process always leads to purification. In this poem it appears rather to be simple dilation, the full realization of the soul’s potential. It apparently has an appalling capacity for evil, beginning ominously as the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and never rising higher than the moral neutrality of a fish. (A modern reader unfamiliar with The Bhagavad Gita may rely on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as background to the concept of the dilation and degradation of a soul.)

The style of the poem reflects the theme of shape-changing, for Donne loves to employ words’ multiple senses in close proximity:

. . . Make my darke heavy Poëm light, and light . . . [not dark + not heavy]
. . . to heare / Whose story, with long patience you will long . . . [adjective + verb]
. . . Her, her fates threw . . . [object of verb + possessive]
. . . Her sinne had now brought in infirmities . . . [verbal particle + prefix]
. . . Ill steward of himself, himselfe in three yeares ends. . . . [object of preposition + object of verb]
. . . Yet them all these unkinde kinds feed upon . . . [adjective + noun]

Such wordplay is common in Donne’s satires, but in a poem chronicling the exploits of fish, a sparrow, a wolf, and a mouse—all being the same individual in different forms—it seems especially appropriate. (Thomas A. Copeland)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/files/48688/48688-h/48688-h.htm
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    [MW]xxxx[/MW]
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    • Project Code: fvYoBp4K
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (John Donne) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Donne
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    • Original publication date (if known): 1633
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    Keywords that describe the book: humor, transmigration of souls, metempsychosis, mock-heroic

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Post by k5hsj » January 28th, 2020, 1:43 pm

Rapunzelina,

Happy 200th SPC! What a thoughtful gesture to give us twice the space this month. Twice the poems means twice the fun, right? :D Here are mine:

Another Way by Ambrose Bierce (1942-1914)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/248/834.html
Duration: 1:12
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_anotherway_wt_128kb.mp3

The Bibliomaniac’s Prayer by Eugene Field (1850-1895)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/248/1044.html
Duration: 1:28
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_bibliomaniacsprayer_wt_128kb.mp3

XXII [The Red Wheelbarrow] by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Text: https://archive.org/details/spring_and_all/page/n79
Duration: 0:33
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_redwheelbarrow_wt_128kb.mp3

Prologue to The Madman by Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5616
Duration: 1:47
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_prologuemadman_wt_128kb.mp3

It Is in Winter That We Dream of Spring by Robert Burns Wilson (1850-1916)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/248/1047.html
Duration: 1:14
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_winterdream_wt_128kb.mp3

I Cannot Sing by Edward Nathaniel Harleston (1869-1919)
Text: https://archive.org/details/toilerslifepoem00harlgoog/page/n53/mode/2up
Duration: 1:28
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_icannotsing_wt_128kb.mp3

Cheers!

Winston
Be kind. Be interesting. Be useful. Morality ain't hard.--Jack Butler, Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 28th, 2020, 4:06 pm

Hello Tom!
Thank you for offering Metempsychosis! Please use the intro and outro for the poetry collection, also file-naming, as in the first post of the thread, for consistency in the collection.
Then you can upload to my folder and post the link here. I won't be able to use your summary, though; the collection has a standard project description. I'm really sorry because it's a very well-written and informative summary.

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Post by silverquill » January 28th, 2020, 11:03 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Thank you, Larry!

In the song of the poor, the Envoi is missing from the recording. Was that intentional?

Your poetic reading is quite mesmerizing :9:
Does that mean I put you to sleep? :lol:

Yikes, the Envoi does belong with that.
Thanks for catching that. :thumbs:

I have one more short poem to record tomorrow, wo I'll get it done.

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 29th, 2020, 5:49 am

I meant I can listen to you for hours with undiminished delight! Eventually I would have to go to sleep, so in a sense... :lol:

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Post by chymocles » January 29th, 2020, 8:22 am

Since there is no hurry with this project, I think I'll wait until I have recorded Donne's five Satyres. I can publish them along with "Metempsychosis" as a unit, simply expanding the introduction.
Last edited by chymocles on January 29th, 2020, 11:30 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 29th, 2020, 10:34 am

chymocles wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 8:22 am
Since there is no hurry with this project, I think I'll wait until I have recorded Donne's five Satyres. I can publish them along with this as a unit, simply expanding the introduction. Maybe I can add some Keats or Browning to your collection at another time. Thanks.

Tom
Yes, that sounds as a good plan for a solo project. Good idea! :thumbs:

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Post by chymocles » January 29th, 2020, 11:27 am

Suppose I upload to you a poem by Browning

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_mylastduchess_tc_128kb.mp3

I don't know whether you are recording a published anthology or making yours out of various different texts. If the former and if "My Last Duchess" is included, you may wish the notes after the poem to be deleted. If the former, you need to know my source:

Title: Dramatic Romances

Author: Robert Browning

Commentator: Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke

Release Date: December 10, 2009 [EBook #4253]
Last Updated: February 1, 2013

Language: English

Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4253/4253-h/4253-h.htm

Tom Copeland

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Post by Dnh1951 » January 29th, 2020, 3:23 pm

Rap,

I am new to Librivox so I want to make certain I understand the instructions you provided. If I understand correctly, you are the BC for this project. If you are not, please point me n the right direction for help.

I would like to record several poems for the Short Poetry Collection. I found these poems in "The Poets Corner" webpage.

The poems I would like to submit are:
1. The Shooting of Dan McGrew, by Robert W. Service
2. The Hangman at Home, by Carl Sandburg
3. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, by Stephen Foster (May I sing this or must I read it?)
4. The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost
5. God Save the Flag, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
6. America For Me, by Henry Van Dyke

I'm not certain if I'm supposed to select, record & submit them without approval, or if I must obtain approval from the BC. I would prefer to have the BC's approval to ensure I am not wasting time recording something that will not be used.

Please let me know how to proceed.

Thank you for the work you are doing for this worthy cause. I wish I had known about it sooner.

Dan Hixson

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 29th, 2020, 4:29 pm

k5hsj wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Rapunzelina,

Happy 200th SPC! What a thoughtful gesture to give us twice the space this month. Twice the poems means twice the fun, right? :D Here are mine:

Another Way by Ambrose Bierce (1942-1914)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/248/834.html
Duration: 1:12
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_anotherway_wt_128kb.mp3

The Bibliomaniac’s Prayer by Eugene Field (1850-1895)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/248/1044.html
Duration: 1:28
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_bibliomaniacsprayer_wt_128kb.mp3

XXII [The Red Wheelbarrow] by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Text: https://archive.org/details/spring_and_all/page/n79
Duration: 0:33
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_redwheelbarrow_wt_128kb.mp3

Prologue to The Madman by Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5616
Duration: 1:47
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_prologuemadman_wt_128kb.mp3

It Is in Winter That We Dream of Spring by Robert Burns Wilson (1850-1916)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/248/1047.html
Duration: 1:14
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_winterdream_wt_128kb.mp3

I Cannot Sing by Edward Nathaniel Harleston (1869-1919)
Text: https://archive.org/details/toilerslifepoem00harlgoog/page/n53/mode/2up
Duration: 1:28
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_icannotsing_wt_128kb.mp3

Cheers!

Winston
These are lovely, Winston! Thank you! A little bit of everything; amusing verses, nature depiction, and even some advice to young mothers! :D

All PL OK! though I'll be able to update the MW at a later time.

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 29th, 2020, 4:33 pm

chymocles wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 11:27 am
Suppose I upload to you a poem by Browning

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc200_mylastduchess_tc_128kb.mp3

I don't know whether you are recording a published anthology or making yours out of various different texts. If the former and if "My Last Duchess" is included, you may wish the notes after the poem to be deleted. If the former, you need to know my source:

Title: Dramatic Romances

Author: Robert Browning

Commentator: Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke

Release Date: December 10, 2009 [EBook #4253]
Last Updated: February 1, 2013

Language: English

Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4253/4253-h/4253-h.htm

Tom Copeland
These are monthly collections where readers contribute with their own selections from different texts, so it's good to have the source, thank you! I like the addition of the notes, it offers useful information.
Thank you so much for enriching this month's collection with your voice, Tom! :9: Always a pleasure!

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 29th, 2020, 4:41 pm

Dnh1951 wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Rap,

I am new to Librivox so I want to make certain I understand the instructions you provided. If I understand correctly, you are the BC for this project. If you are not, please point me n the right direction for help.

I would like to record several poems for the Short Poetry Collection. I found these poems in "The Poets Corner" webpage.

The poems I would like to submit are:
1. The Shooting of Dan McGrew, by Robert W. Service
2. The Hangman at Home, by Carl Sandburg
3. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, by Stephen Foster (May I sing this or must I read it?)
4. The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost
5. God Save the Flag, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
6. America For Me, by Henry Van Dyke

I'm not certain if I'm supposed to select, record & submit them without approval, or if I must obtain approval from the BC. I would prefer to have the BC's approval to ensure I am not wasting time recording something that will not be used.

Please let me know how to proceed.

Thank you for the work you are doing for this worthy cause. I wish I had known about it sooner.

Dan Hixson
Hello Dan! Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection! :clap:

Yes I am the BC for this project; it is a monthly collection of poems, so at the turn of the month, one collection gets to the catalogue, and another one is opened for contributions. These poems you have chosen are all fine for librivox, i.e. in the Public domain. :thumbs:
Singing is a bit tricky, in terms of how to prove that the melody is in the public domain. So I would rather it be read, except if you can find a music sheet published 1924 and earlier.
Readers can go ahead with selecting and recording without approval, when they're sure the poems are PD, but asking never hurts if you prefer it that way :D

I'm looking forward to your contributions! Thank you so much!

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