COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] Uselessness by Ella Wheeler Wilcox - dl

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Post by aradlaw » March 29th, 2020, 8:17 am

Uselessness by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919).

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her works include Poems of Passion and Solitude, which contains the lines "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone." ( Wikipedia)
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Uselessness by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Let mine not be that saddest fate of all
To live beyond my greater self; to see
My faculties decaying, as the tree
Stands stark and helpless while its green leaves fall.
Let me hear rather the imperious call,
Which all men dread, in my glad morning time,
And follow death ere I have reached my prime,
Or drunk the strengthening cordial of life’s gall.
The lightning’s stroke or the fierce tempest blast
Which fells the green tree to the earth to-day
Is kinder than the calm that lets it last,
Unhappy witness of its own decay.
May no man ever look on me and say,
“She lives, but all her usefulness is past.”


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Post by Horner94 » March 29th, 2020, 8:45 am

Hello,
Here is my attempt at recording the poem, ready for PL'ing:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/uselessness_wilcox_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:06

Best regards,
Chad

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Post by aradlaw » March 29th, 2020, 2:27 pm

And thank you again Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » March 30th, 2020, 7:35 am

Thank you Graham and Erin. :thumbs:
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Post by Craigos » March 30th, 2020, 8:32 am

uselessness_wilcox_klh_128kb 1:06

One from me. Not the happiest poem on reflection.

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Post by aradlaw » March 30th, 2020, 8:52 pm

Thank you Lee Ann and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » March 30th, 2020, 8:53 pm

Craigos wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 8:32 am
uselessness_wilcox_klh_128kb 1:06

One from me. Not the happiest poem on reflection.

Cheers
Hi Craig, I'll need a proper file please. :wink:
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Post by aradlaw » April 1st, 2020, 6:19 am

Thank you Craig. :thumbs:
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Post by Frank249942 » April 1st, 2020, 3:28 pm

Here is my version of "Uselessness" coming in at 1:05

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/uselessness_wilcox_ft_128kb.mp3

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Post by silverquill » April 1st, 2020, 10:53 pm

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