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Post by aradlaw » January 26th, 2020, 11:47 am

A Discouraging Model by James Whitcomb Riley (1849 - 1916).

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As a poet, Riley achieved an uncommon level of fame during his lifetime. He was honored with annual Riley Day celebrations around the United States and was regularly called on to perform readings at national civic events. ( Wikipedia)
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A Discouraging Model by James Whitcomb Riley, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Just the airiest, fairiest slip of a thing,
With a Gainsborough hat, like a butterfly's wing,
Tilted up at one side with the jauntiest air,
And a knot of red roses sown in under there
Where the shadows are lost in her hair.

Then a cameo face, carven in on a ground
Of that shadowy hair where the roses are wound;
And the gleam of a smile O as fair and as faint
And as sweet as the masters of old used to paint
Round the lips of their favorite saint!

And that lace at her throat—and the fluttering hands
Snowing there, with a grace that no art understands
The flakes of their touches—first fluttering at
The bow—then the roses—the hair—and then that
Little tilt of the Gainsborough hat.

What artist on earth, with a model like this,
Holding not on his palette the tint of a kiss,
Nor a pigment to hint of the hue of her hair,
Nor the gold of her smile—O what artist could dare
To expect a result half so fair?


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Post by aradlaw » January 26th, 2020, 2:40 pm

Thank you Kevin. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » January 26th, 2020, 9:02 pm

Thank you Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » January 28th, 2020, 11:41 am

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by ethanhurst » January 29th, 2020, 9:14 pm

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-Aristotle

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Post by aradlaw » January 30th, 2020, 7:41 am

Thank you Ethan. :thumbs:
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Post by L0ki » January 30th, 2020, 9:46 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/model_riley_idp_128kb.mp3

Comes in at 1 minute 31 seconds.

I guess L0ki will do for the catalog.

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Post by fshort » January 30th, 2020, 9:35 pm

Florence Short
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Post by Veggrower » January 31st, 2020, 4:19 am

Hi, David - here's my rendering:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/model_riley_gb_128kb.mp3

And the length is 1:46. Many thanks,

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Post by aradlaw » February 1st, 2020, 11:40 am

Welcome to LibriVox L0ki :D good first reading.

Thank you Lee Ann, Florence, Larry and Garth. :thumbs:
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