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Post by aradlaw » November 1st, 2020, 1:14 pm

The Ship by Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922).

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Remembrance Day 2020; An excerpt from A Fantasy of War in the book My Army, O, My Army! and other songs by Henry Lawson (1915) ( David Lawrence)
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The Ship by Henry Lawson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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The world You gave was wide, O Lord, and wars were far away!
The goal was just as near, O Lord, to-morrow or to-day!
The tree You grew was stout and sound to carve the plank and keel.
(And when the darkness hid the sky Your hand was on the wheel.)
The pine You grew was straight and tall to fashion spar and mast.
Our sails and gear from flax and hemp were stout and firm and fast.
You gave the metal from the mine and taught the carpenter
To fasten plank and rib and beam, and sheath and iron her.
The world You made was wide, O Lord, with signs on sea and sky;
And all the stars were true, O Lord, you gave to steer her by.
More graceful than the albatross upon the morning breeze.
Ah me! she was the fairest thing that ever sailed the seas;
And when the madness of mankind burns out at last in war,
The world may yet behold the day she’ll sail the seas once more.
We were not satisfied, O Lord, we were not satisfied;
We stole Your electricity to fortify our pride!
You gave the horse to draw our loads, You gave the horse to ride;
But we must fly above the Alps and race beneath the tide.
We searched in sacred places for the things we did not need;
Your anger shook our cities down—and yet we took no heed.
We robbed the water and the air to give us “energy,”
As we’d exhaust Thy secret store of electricity.
The day may come—and such a day!—when we shall need all three.

. . . . .

And lest Thou shouldst not understand our various ways and whys,
We cut Thy trees for paper, Lord, where-on to print our lies.
We sent the grand Titanic forth, for pleasure, gold and show;
And all her skeletons of wealth and jewels lie below.
For fame or curiosity, for pride, and greed, or trade,
We sought to know all things and make all things that Thou hast made!
From Pole to Pole we sought to speak, and Heaven’s powers employ—
Our cruisers feverishly seek such language to destroy.
We shaped all things for war, and now the Sister Nations wade
Knee-deep in white man’s blood to wreck all things that we have made!
For in the rottenness of Peace—worse than this bitter strife!—
We murdered the Humanity and Poetry of Life.


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Post by Horner94 » November 1st, 2020, 8:01 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ship_lawson_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 03:09

Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by aradlaw » November 1st, 2020, 8:35 pm

WaterBaron wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 3:32 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ship_lawson_WB_128kb.mp3

By WaterBaron

03:09
Thank you WaterBaron, please use lowercase for the initials in the filename, it is required for cataloging. :wink:
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Post by aradlaw » November 1st, 2020, 8:37 pm

Horner94 wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 8:01 pm
Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ship_lawson_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 03:09

Many thanks,
Chad
Thank you Chad, keep an eye on your volume, it is quite high in this reading, I fear there may be some clipping. :wink:
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Post by eduardol » November 1st, 2020, 9:13 pm

Hello, here's my recording of this poem.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ship_lawson_el_128kb.mp3
02:58

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Post by aradlaw » November 2nd, 2020, 9:12 pm

Thank you Eduardo and Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by TripHazard » November 3rd, 2020, 3:30 am

Hi, here's my reading

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ship_lawson_mf_128kb.mp3

length = 3:03

Thank you

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Post by aradlaw » November 3rd, 2020, 8:20 am

Thank you Michael. :thumbs:
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Post by WaterBaron » November 3rd, 2020, 5:34 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ship_lawson_wb_128kb.mp3

by WaterBaron

3:09

(Re-uploaded to meet standards)

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Post by aradlaw » November 3rd, 2020, 8:39 pm

Thank you for that edit WaterBaron. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 4th, 2020, 7:27 pm

Thank you Bruce, :thumbs:
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