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Post by aradlaw » September 27th, 2020, 7:06 am

The Rain by Madison Cawein (1865 - 1914).

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Cawein gives us a graphic description of a field before, during and after a rainstorm. ( David Lawrence)
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The Rain by Madison Cawein, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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We stood where the fields were tawny,
Where the redolent woodland was warm,
And the summer above us, now lawny,
Was alive with the pulse winds of storm.

And we watched weak wheat waves lighten,
And wince and hiss at each gust,
And the turbulent maples whiten,
And the lane grow gray with dust.

White flakes from the blossoming cherry,
Pink snows of the peaches were blown,
And star-fair blooms of the berry
And the dogwood's flowers were strewn.

And the luminous hillocks grew sullied,
And shadowed and thrilled with alarm,
When the body of the blackness was gullied
With the rapid, keen flame of the storm.

And the birds to dry coverts had hurried,
And the musical rillet ran slow,
And the buccaneer bee was worried,
And the red lilies swung to and fro.

Till the elf-cuirassiers of the showers
Came, bright with slant lances of rain,
And charged the bare heads of the flowers,
And trampled the grass of the plain.

And the armies of the leaves were shattered,
Their standards drenched, heavy and lank;
And the iron weed's purple was spattered,
And the lily lay broke on the bank.

But high in the storm was the swallow,
And the rain-strong voice of the fall
In the bough-grottoed dingle sang hollow
To the sky-blue flags on its wall.

But the storm and its clouds passed over,
And left but one cloud in the West,
Wet wafts that were fragrant with clover,
And the sun low sunken to rest;

Soft spices of rain-studded poppies,
Of honey unfilched of a bee,
And balm of the mead and the coppice,
And musk of the rain-breathing tree.

Then the cloud in the West was riven,
And bubbled and bursten with gold,
Blown out through deep gorges of heaven,
And spilled on the wood and the wold.

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Post by Horner94 » September 27th, 2020, 10:15 am

Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rain_cawein_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 02:27

Many thanks,
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Post by aradlaw » September 27th, 2020, 12:09 pm

Thank you Chad. One note... at 1:33 is read "But high in the storm was the shallow," text reads "But high in the storm was the swallow,
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Post by anneflebari » September 27th, 2020, 11:36 pm

Love this poem:) My version for PL thanks, cheers, AnneF
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rain_cawein_af_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » September 28th, 2020, 11:18 am

Thank you Anne and Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by roboro » September 28th, 2020, 12:25 pm

Here is my take:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rain_cawein_rgp_128kb.mp3

rain_cawein_rgp_128kb.mp3
File Size
2.1 MiB
 
Encoding Type
MPEG-1 Layer III (encoded with LAME3.100)
MP3 Format
128 kbps 44,100 Hz Mono
Track Length
2:17.22 (m:ss.ss)
 
Volume
88.6 dB
DC Bias
+0 (-0.0011%)
Clipped Audio
0 ms (0.00%)


This is such a beautiful poem. I had some great bloopers on it... but it is just really beautiful to read and the subject matter is so good. Thank you!

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Post by aradlaw » September 28th, 2020, 1:27 pm

Thank you Rowan, I hope you shared some of those bloopers in the blooper thread. :P
- one omission, the 5 seconds of ending silence is missing. Could you edit and upload please?
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Post by roboro » September 28th, 2020, 2:14 pm

aradlaw wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Thank you Rowan, I hope you shared some of those bloopers in the blooper thread. :P
- one omission, the 5 seconds of ending silence is missing. Could you edit and upload please?

Gah!!! Sorry about the silence... I have added it and uploaded at the same link:

rain_cawein_rgp_128kb.mp3
File Size
2.2 MiB
 
Encoding Type
MPEG-1 Layer III (encoded with LAME3.100)
MP3 Format
128 kbps 44,100 Hz Mono
Track Length
2:22.29 (m:ss.ss)
 
Volume
88.5 dB
DC Bias
+0 (-0.0010%)
Clipped Audio
0 ms (0.00%)


Sadly, I ditched my recording history... so I can't add to the bloopers thread, but I will make a point to keep em in future.

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Post by spatel2 » September 28th, 2020, 2:46 pm

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Post by pschempf » September 28th, 2020, 4:46 pm

Hi David -

Weak wheat waves gave me some trouble! :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rain_cawein_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 2:31
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Post by aradlaw » September 28th, 2020, 6:22 pm

Thank you spatel2 and Phil. :thumbs:

Phil, I see what you mean. :)
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Post by roboro » September 29th, 2020, 7:58 am

pschempf wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Hi David -

Weak wheat waves gave me some trouble! :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rain_cawein_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 2:31
Ha ha ha ha... I went through the same... I must have said it about 5 or 6 times :lol:

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