by Robert Louis Stevenson
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many Librivox volunteers as possible!
This week's poem can be found at: http://www.bartleby.com/188/109.html
Begin by reading the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
Adding, if you wish, date, location, or your personal url.Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name]
Then the poem:
At the End say:
UP into the cherry tree
Who should climb but little me?
I held the trunk with both my hands
And looked abroad on foreign lands.
I saw the next door garden lie,
Adorned with flowers, before my eye,
And many pleasant places more
That I had never seen before.
If I could find a higher tree
Farther and farther I should see,
To where the grown-up river slips
Into the sea among the ships.
To where the roads on either hand
Lead onward into fairy land,
Where all the children dine at five,
And all the playthings come alive.
Please leave a few seconds of silence at the end of your recording.
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name - all in lowercase: foreign_lands_stevenson_[your initials].mp3
Title: Foreign Lands - Read by [YOUR INITIALS]
Artist: Robert Louis Stevenson
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]
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