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Post by aradlaw » August 23rd, 2020, 7:51 am

A Bit of Color by Arthur Macy (1842 - 1904).

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Our Poet paints a colorful picture of Paris in 1896. ( David Lawrence)
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[Paris, 1896]

OH, damsel fair at the Porte Maillot,
With the soft blue eyes that haunt me so,
Pray what should I do
When a girl like you
Bestows her smile, her glance, and her sigh
On the first fond fool that is passing by,
Who listens and longs as the sweet words flow
From her pretty red lips at the Porte Maillot?

There were lips as red ere you were born,
Now wreathed in smiles, now curled in scorn,
And other bright eyes
With their truth and lies,
That broke the heart and turned the brain
Of many a tender, lovelorn swain;
But never, I ween, brought half the woe
That comes from the lips at the Porte Maillot.

A charming picture, there you stand,
A perfect work from a master's hand!
With your face so fair
And your wondrous hair,
Your glorious color, your light and shade,
And your classic head that the gods have made,
Your cheeks with crimson all aglow,
As you wait for a lover at the Porte Maillot.

There are gorgeous tints in the jeweled crown,
There are brilliant shades when the sun goes down;
But your lips vie
With the western sky,
And give to the world so rare a hue
That the painter must learn his art anew,
And the sunset borrow a brighter glow
From the lips of the girl at the Porte Maillot.

Come, tell me truly, fair-haired youth,
Do her eyes flash love, her lips speak truth?
Or does she beguile
With her glance and smile,
And burn you, spurn you all day long
With a Circe's art and a Siren's song?
Ah! would that your foolish heart might know
The lie in the heart at the Porte Maillot!


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Post by aradlaw » August 23rd, 2020, 2:05 pm

Thank you Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by Horner94 » August 23rd, 2020, 5:47 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bitofcolor_macy_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 02:17

Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by aradlaw » August 23rd, 2020, 7:59 pm

Thank you Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » August 24th, 2020, 6:17 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bitofcolor_macy_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 2:40

Take care,

Greg

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Post by aradlaw » August 24th, 2020, 8:01 pm

Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
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Post by VoiceNB17 » August 24th, 2020, 9:23 pm

After a long hiatus, here is my submission for Fortnightly Poetry!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bitofcolor_macy_nb_128kb.mp3

The run time is 2:41.

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Post by brucek » August 25th, 2020, 8:42 am


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Post by aradlaw » August 25th, 2020, 11:12 am

Thank you VoiceNB17 and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by kearamarie » August 26th, 2020, 9:12 am


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Post by aradlaw » August 26th, 2020, 9:28 am

kearamarie wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 9:12 am
My contribution :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bitofcolor_macy_kh_128kb.mp3 (1:39)
Thank you Keara , good reading , but the volume is low at 82.0 dB, you should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

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Post by Newgatenovelist » August 26th, 2020, 11:54 am


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Post by aradlaw » August 26th, 2020, 2:15 pm

Thank you Erin. :thumbs:
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Post by DrumJ8 » August 30th, 2020, 12:09 pm

Here is my contribution, at 02:13.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bitofcolor_macy_ea_128kb.mp3

Thank you :)

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