COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] The Ripest Peach by James Whitcomb Riley - dl

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Post by aradlaw » July 12th, 2020, 4:44 pm

The Ripest Peach by James Whitcomb Riley (1849 - 1916).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-ripest-peach-by-james-whitcomb-riley/
James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and "Children's Poet" for his dialect works and his children's poetry. His famous works include "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man". ( Wikipedia)
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The Ripest Peach by James Whitcomb Riley, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal URL.]
Then read the poem:
The ripest peach is highest on the tree—
And so her love, beyond the reach of me,
Is dearest in my sight. Sweet breezes bow
Her heart down to me where I worship now!

She looms aloft where every eye may see
The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
Such fruitage as her love I know, alas!
I may not reach here from the orchard grass.

I drink the sunshine showered past her lips
As roses drain the dewdrop as it drips.
The ripest peach is highest on the tree,
And so mine eyes gaze upward eagerly.

Why— why do I not turn away in wrath
And pluck some heart here hanging in my path—?
Lover's lower boughs bend with them— but, ah me!
The ripest peach is highest on the tree!


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Post by Horner94 » July 12th, 2020, 8:33 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ripestpeach_riley_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:18

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by DrumJ8 » July 12th, 2020, 9:24 pm

Here is my contribution, at 01:21:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ripestpeach_riley_ea_128kb.mp3

Thank you :)

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Post by KristR » July 13th, 2020, 5:24 pm


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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 13th, 2020, 6:59 pm

Hello!

Here's mine for this week:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ripestpeach_riley_ag_128kb.mp3
Length: 1:13

Thanks!
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Post by aradlaw » July 14th, 2020, 7:11 am

Thank you Chad, Edmond, Graham, Lucas and Andrew. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » July 14th, 2020, 7:15 am

KristR wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Hi! Here's mine: (1:05)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ripestpeach_riley_kr_128kb.mp3
Welcome to LibriVox KristR :D good first reading :thumbs: You need to bring your volume (86.8 dB) up slightly, you should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

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Post by brucek » July 14th, 2020, 7:57 am


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Post by aradlaw » July 14th, 2020, 8:40 am

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by KristR » July 14th, 2020, 9:50 am

aradlaw wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 7:15 am
KristR wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Hi! Here's mine: (1:05)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ripestpeach_riley_kr_128kb.mp3
Welcome to LibriVox KristR :D good first reading :thumbs: You need to bring your volume (86.8 dB) up slightly, you should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
Thanks for the advice and warm welcome!

Is this okay?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ripestpeach_riley_kr_128kb.mp3 (1:05)

If my name in the LV catalog could be Kris R that would be great

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Post by siverlyac » July 14th, 2020, 10:34 am

Hello There!

Here is my submission for this week:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ripestpeach_riley_acs_128kb.mp3

time: 1:01

Please let me know any corrections.

Thank you,
Andrea Siverly

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Post by aradlaw » July 14th, 2020, 7:18 pm

KristR wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 9:50 am

If my name in the LV catalog could be Kris R that would be great
Thanks for the edit Kris, your Catalog page has been updated. :)
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Post by aradlaw » July 14th, 2020, 7:23 pm

siverlyac wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 10:34 am
Hello There!

Here is my submission for this week:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ripestpeach_riley_acs_128kb.mp3

time: 1:01

Please let me know any corrections.

Thank you,
Andrea Siverly
Hi Andrea, there are a few technical corrections to address.
- the file is in stereo, we need an audio file
- your bitrate is 119 kbps (variable, we need a bitrate of 128 kbps (Constant) both those are set when you save/export the file as .mp3
- the volume is a bit low at 86.1 dB, you should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

Image

You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker You will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)
- there should be 5 seconds of recorded silence at the end of the recording
(all this info is in the opening post at the beginning of every project. :wink: (It takes a bit of getting used to, I know :) )

*Lastly, please let me know under what name would you like to appear in the LV catalog and if you have one, we can put your personal URL link on your catalog page too.
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