What think You I take my Pen in Hand?
by Walt Whitman
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/142/60.html
Begin by reading the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
Adding, if you wish, date, location, or your personal url.What think You I take my Pen in Hand? by Walt Whitman, read for LibriVox.org by [your name]
Then the poem:
At the End say:
WHAT think you I take my pen in hand to record?
The battle-ship, perfect-model’d, majestic, that I saw pass the offing to-day under full sail?
The splendors of the past day? Or the splendor of the night that envelopes me?
Or the vaunted glory and growth of the great city spread around me?—No;
But I record of two simple men I saw to-day, on the pier, in the midst of the crowd, parting the parting of dear friends;
The one to remain hung on the other’s neck, and passionately kiss’d him,
While the one to depart, tightly prest the one to remain in his arms.
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: what_think_you_whitman_[your initials].mp3
Title: What think you I take my pen in hand? - Read by [YOUR INITIALS]
Artist: Walt Whitman
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]
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Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
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If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 10:00 P.M. CST Saturday, May 5th.
(And remember, anyone who submits a recording can choose and/or coordinate an upcoming weekly poem! If you'd like to suggest a poem or coordinate a future Weekly Poetry project, please visit this thread: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1114)