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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 1st, 2020, 6:51 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 207

This project is complete! All audio files can be found in the catalogue https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-207-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of August 2020. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 74 minutes (so as to fit in an audio CD)
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding (if you wish) date, location, your personal URL, etc.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc207_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc207_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including ID tags, file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

Magic Window:



BC Admin.
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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 1st, 2020, 6:54 am

One poem over from last month!
Layabanoor wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 2:45 am
Hey Rapunzelina,
I'm submitting another poem.

TITLE: RECONCILIATION
BY: GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSEL (1867-1935)
TEXT URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/russel01.html#2
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_reconciliation_ln_128kb.mp3
DURATION: 1:09

RECORDED BY
Layabanoor


Also one poem needing edits from last month:

639029 wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 9:23 am
Hello! I would like to add this to the collection!
Title: Sweetness of Life from the Lyrics of Earth
Author: Archibald Lampman
URL to text:http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12664/12664-h/12664-h.htm
Librivox Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_thesweetnessoflife_jcs_128kb.mp3

Thank you! Sorry for the mishap in the beginning!
Time: 1:43

Thank you!
Thank you! Don't worry; we all learn something new everyday and adapt :D

I failed to mention in your first upload, that your recording is missing the part of the intro that says "Read for Librivox.org, by [your name]". You can just say "Read for Librivox.org" if you don't want to say your name, but we need to have the mention of librivox in the intro. Can I ask you to add that and reupload? Thank you so much!
Here's a video that shows how to edit a new phrase in an existing recording, I hope it helps! https://youtu.be/W9NuSuWYaWg?t=281

Last but not least, by what name would you be like to be credited in the catalogue? It could be your forum name, or something else.
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Post by sonofcoltas » August 3rd, 2020, 12:52 pm

Song to the Men of England by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/shell02.html#21
Duration: 2:06
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc207_songtothemenofengland_atk_123kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 4th, 2020, 6:02 am

Astounding! Thank you, Andrew! PL OK, and in the Magic Window!
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Post by TheBookReader » August 4th, 2020, 11:39 am

I just finished recording The Raven:

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe (1809–1849)
Text URL: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48860/the-raven
Duration: 8:22
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc207_raven_ec_128kb.mp3

-Ethan

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 4th, 2020, 12:20 pm

Awesome, Ethan! Thank you for offering your rendition of Poe's Raven!

Your recording is PL OK (Proof-Listened and OK) and I will enter it in the Magic Window next. How would you like to be credited in the catalogue, your forum name, or Ethan, or something else?

I would like to mention that the volume in this recording is a bit lower compared to your test, so just a heads up, to take care not to go any lower in your recordings. Aim for your test's volume if possible :D
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Post by TheBookReader » August 4th, 2020, 1:42 pm

I’m sorry about the volume, I realized after I had submitted it. I will make sure to keep it higher in my next ones. And for the name, Ethan is fine. Thanks!

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 4th, 2020, 2:20 pm

Cool! Here's your Reader Page https://librivox.org/reader/14762 you can also access it from your name link in the magic window. It lists the projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of sections in ongoing projects under the "Reader section details" link.
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Post by DrumJ8 » August 4th, 2020, 11:37 pm

Here are my contributions for this month:

Brown Penny by William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/yeats01.html#e2
Duration: 01:10
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc207_brownpenny_ea_128kb.mp3

On the Death of Mrs. Bowes by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 – 1762)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/montagu1.html#1
Duration: 01:21
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc207_deathbowes_ea_128kb.mp3

If there were dreams to sell by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835 - 1908)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/2001/moulton0101.html
Duration: 01:13
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc207_dreamstosell_ea_128kb.mp3

Thank you :)

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Post by mleigh » August 5th, 2020, 3:29 pm

Rapunzelina,

Here are two submissions for August.

The Two Coffins by Eugene Field (1850-1895)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9889
Duration: 0:59
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc207_twocoffins_mlm_128kb.mp3

Elegy XIII by Francis Quarles (c. 1592-1644)
Text URL: https://www.bartleby.com/262/60.html
Duration: 0:50
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc207_elegyxxiii_mlm_128kb.mp3

Thanks,

M

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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 5th, 2020, 4:08 pm

Good evening -

I just uploaded the following:

Title: The Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey (1774-1843)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/south01.html#3
Duration: 04:23
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc207_inchcaperock_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel

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Post by SarahJ05 » August 5th, 2020, 9:48 pm

Hello,
Title: The Frog Who Wished To Be As Big As The Ox by Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/24108/24108-h/24108-h.htm
Duration: 00:53
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc207_frogwhowishedtobebigox._sj_128kb_.mp3
Last edited by SarahJ05 on August 6th, 2020, 1:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Kitty » August 6th, 2020, 4:02 am

my first for August:

"To C" by Mary Young Sewell (sorry, didn't find anything about this author, except apparently she was active between 1777 and 1809)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/poemsmary00sewerich/page/154/mode/2up
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc207_toc_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 3:04 min.

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Post by soupy » August 6th, 2020, 9:07 am

The task of life should last as long as life lasts, that is the task of living.

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Post by soupy » August 6th, 2020, 9:25 am

The task of life should last as long as life lasts, that is the task of living.

Help us finish
The Spirit of the Age. 3 sections left

Vietnam: The Advisory Years to 1965

My Website
Kierkegaards Challenge

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