[SOLO] Bay: A Book of Poems by D. H. Lawrence - rap

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Post by brucek » April 24th, 2020, 7:34 am

Bay: A Book of Poems by D. H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930).

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/bay-a-book-of-poems-by-d-h-lawrence/


The superb skill and dexterity of D.H. Lawrence, a writer who profoundly influenced the literature of the twentieth century, is very evident in this collection of poems conceived during the years of The Great War. Lawrence, living a semi-nomadic lifestyle in England throughout these years, seized the opportunity to write of events and their effects from an objective but by no means dispassionate perspective.

Indeed the passion of Lawrence while attempting to understand the collective motivation of mankind in the name of wartime vengeance runs like a stream of fire throughout this work, manifesting itself in poems of deep analytical insight, clarity of thought and Lawrence's characteristic rage against the dehumanization of his fellow man - exhibited here by the predominance of the war machine and profusely mirrored by its regimentation, united malevolence and resulting horrors of conflict.

Lawrence's unsurpassed poetic skill vividly portrays the wartime vulnerability of the British homeland as "a flat red lily with a million petals", unfolding and meeting its doom as "a dark bird falls from the sun"; marching soldiers are depicted by Lawrence as, "advancing as water towards a weir"; while the "coiled, convulsive throes of this marching" is described as adopting a universality typical of soldiers everywhere, advancing while never knowing their eventual fate nor where or when it will be met.

These poems, these vignettes of a nation engulfed in war, these masterworks of color on a canvas of bewilderment form an important contribution to the literature of World War I and exhibit an essential facet of D.H. Lawrence the man - the brilliant wordsmith whose portrayal of the human condition is unsurpassed in its honesty and candor.
(Bruce Kachuk)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/baybookofpoems00lawrrich
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    Genres for the project: Poetry/Single author

    Keywords that describe the book: World War I, honor, Britain, sorrow, pacifism, wartime poetry, perplexity, outrage, protest

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 24th, 2020, 10:26 am

MW is ready! Intro/outro as in the other poetry projects :thumbs:

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Post by brucek » April 24th, 2020, 7:56 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
April 24th, 2020, 10:26 am
MW is ready! Intro/outro as in the other poetry projects :thumbs:
Thanks so much Rapunzelina. Tape loaded and rolling.

Sarah will be our DPL.

~~~~~
Bruce. :)

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Post by brucek » April 30th, 2020, 8:39 am

Hi Sarah, and here we go with the first six.

Thanks,
Bruce. :)

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Post by SaraHale » April 30th, 2020, 10:06 am

brucek wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 8:39 am
Hi Sarah, and here we go with the first six.

Thanks,
Bruce. :)
Thanks, Bruce. I'll listen to them first thing in the morning. :thumbs:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by SaraHale » May 1st, 2020, 12:47 pm

brucek wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 8:39 am
Hi Sarah, and here we go with the first six.

Thanks,
Bruce. :)
Sorry for being late.

They are all PL OK :clap:

Good job saying this: "The cool of an oak's unchequered shade." For me, it's a tongue twister. :mrgreen:

Good night! I look forward to the next poems.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by brucek » May 1st, 2020, 4:44 pm

SaraHale wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 12:47 pm

Sorry for being late.

They are all PL OK :clap:

Good job saying this: "The cool of an oak's unchequered shade." For me, it's a tongue twister. :mrgreen:

Good night! I look forward to the next poems.
Thanks, Sarah,

I do, however, have difficulty with matters concerning Peter Piper and his proclivity for pepper picking. :)

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by SaraHale » May 1st, 2020, 10:40 pm

brucek wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 4:44 pm
Thanks, Sarah,

I do, however, have difficulty with matters concerning Peter Piper and his proclivity for pepper picking. :)

~~~~~
Bruce.
Yeah. But nothing can beat Chaos by Dr. Gerard Nolst, that is one gigantic tongue twister. :lol:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by brucek » May 4th, 2020, 8:37 am

SaraHale wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 10:40 pm
Yeah. But nothing can beat Chaos by Dr. Gerard Nolst, that is one gigantic tongue twister. :lol:
Yes, indeed! And here are the next six. :)

Thanks,
Bruce.

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Post by SaraHale » May 5th, 2020, 7:42 pm

brucek wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 8:37 am
Yes, indeed! And here are the next six. :)

Thanks,
Bruce.
And they are PL OK as well. :clap:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by brucek » May 9th, 2020, 7:53 am

SaraHale wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 7:42 pm

And they are PL OK as well. :clap:
Thanks, Sarah,

And here we go with the final six. Yay! :)

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by SaraHale » May 9th, 2020, 2:19 pm

brucek wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 7:53 am
Thanks, Sarah,

And here we go with the final six. Yay! :)

~~~~~
Bruce.
The final PL OK for this project. :clap: Well done.

See you on the next project. :thumbs:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 9th, 2020, 2:39 pm

I'll prep for cataloguing!

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 10th, 2020, 3:58 am

All done! https://librivox.org/bay-a-book-of-poems-by-d-h-lawrence/
Congratulations on yet another complete poetry project! :clap: :9:

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Post by SaraHale » May 10th, 2020, 4:22 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 3:58 am
All done! https://librivox.org/bay-a-book-of-poems-by-d-h-lawrence/
Congratulations on yet another complete poetry project! :clap: :9:
Thanks! :thumbs:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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