COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 211 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 1st, 2020, 1:37 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 211

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-211-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of December 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.
    • 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:
    spc211_[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. spc211_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 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.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 2nd, 2020, 11:56 am

Hello Rapunzelina,

I have three this month from a new author. Whatever you're doing for December, or whatever you celebrate, I hope it's wonderful.

Twilight by Margaret Louisa Woods (1855–1945)
Text: https://archive.org/details/collectedpoemsof00woodrich/page/72/mode/2up
Duration: 1.44
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_twilight_el_128kb.mp3


To the Forgotten Dead by Margaret Louisa Woods (1855–1945)
Text: https://archive.org/details/collectedpoemsof00woodrich/page/104/mode/2up
Duration: 1.28
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211totheforgottendead_el_128kb.mp3


Ghosts by Margaret Louisa Woods (1855–1945)
Text: https://archive.org/details/collectedpoemsof00woodrich/page/168/mode/2up
Duration: 3.19
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_ghosts_el_128kb.mp3


Margaret Louisa Woods was an English poet and novelist.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Louisa_Woods

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Post by InTheDesert » December 4th, 2020, 12:55 am


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Post by mleigh » December 4th, 2020, 11:39 am

Here are my poems for December. My husband told me I was morbid after listening to them.

Winter Rain by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/goblinmarketand00rossgoog/page/n57/mode/1up?q=winter+rain
Duration: 1:39
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_winterrain_mlm_128kb.mp3


Out, Out... by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/59824/59824-h/59824-h.htm#OUT_OUT_
Duration: 2:46
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_outout_mlm_128kb.mp3



God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop by Robert Southey (1774-1843)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18909/18909-h/18909-h.htm#Gods_Judgment_on_a_Wicked_Bishop
Duration: 4:50
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_godsjudgment_mlm_128kb.mp3


If you want we to use the entire title of the last poem in the url, please let me know.

Thanks,

M

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 5th, 2020, 8:06 am

:9: :9: :9: :clap: :clap: :clap: (me after my poetry dose! )

Newgatenovelist wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 11:56 am
I have three this month from a new author. Whatever you're doing for December, or whatever you celebrate, I hope it's wonderful.
Thank you, Erin! I hope you have a wonderful December, too!

You make Margaret sound like an appealing poet! PL OK!
That was amazing, InTheDesert! Thank you! A moving delivery. I have a few PL notes:
slight repeat at the beginning "The vic-- The victory ..."
0:09 and 0:31 repetition of "The church that sojourns [...] everlasting name"
at current 14:31 (optional edit) different word, text is "while the throngs on every side", I heard "with the throngs ..."
at current 17:43 (optional edit) text is "ev'n as hereafter", I heard "ev'n after"
current 19:53 (optional edit) missing full in "the Lord's full presence"
I've marked those edits optional, because, even though we'd like the text as accurate as possible, especially in poetry where words are chosen specifically, the above differences do not really deviate from the intended meaning, and a re-recorded edit may stand out from the rest, which could spoil your otherwise perfect reading! But I thought I'd let you know anyway :)
mleigh wrote:
December 4th, 2020, 11:39 am
Here are my poems for December. My husband told me I was morbid after listening to them.
After listening to Rossetti, the next two sounded more humorous than morbid, so I guess it's in the ear of the beholder!
The filenames are fine! As long as they use the first words of a long title - to keep the alphabetical order.
PL OK! Thank you, M!

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Post by brucek » December 5th, 2020, 8:38 am

Hi Rapunzelina. Here are three from me. :)

1)
Fallen Cities, by Gerald Gould (1885 - 1936)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22668
Duration: 1:25
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_fallencities_bk_128kb.mp3

2)
Oxford, by Gerald Gould (1885 - 1936)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22668
Duration: 1:12
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_oxford_bk_128kb.mp3

3)
Upon Eckington Bridge, River Avon, by Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863 - 1944)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22668
Duration: 2:32
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_eckingtonbridge_bk_128kb.mp3

~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by InTheDesert » December 5th, 2020, 6:48 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
December 5th, 2020, 8:06 am
That was amazing, InTheDesert! Thank you! A moving delivery. I have a few PL notes:
slight repeat at the beginning "The vic-- The victory ..."
0:09 and 0:31 repetition of "The church that sojourns [...] everlasting name"
at current 14:31 (optional edit) different word, text is "while the throngs on every side", I heard "with the throngs ..."
at current 17:43 (optional edit) text is "ev'n as hereafter", I heard "ev'n after"
current 19:53 (optional edit) missing full in "the Lord's full presence"
I've marked those edits optional, because, even though we'd like the text as accurate as possible, especially in poetry where words are chosen specifically, the above differences do not really deviate from the intended meaning, and a re-recorded edit may stand out from the rest, which could spoil your otherwise perfect reading! But I thought I'd let you know anyway :)
Thanks! You're right that edits are even trickier than in prose. I'm not sure I can fix them all in a natural sounding way. Reuploaded, fixes for spot check at start, 0:30 and 14:09. Sadly, "ev'n as hereafter" and the missing "full" have to stay I think :/

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 6th, 2020, 2:20 pm

Thank you, Bruce! Interesting selection of poems! Strangely inspiring! PL OK!

Thank you, InTheDesert! That's more than I expected! Spot-checked OK!

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Post by Ikedsherr » December 7th, 2020, 6:04 am

Hello, Rapunzelina. Here's the re-upload of that last poem.

Poem: When as a lad, by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay (1875-1928)

Duration: 1:17

Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_whenasalad_128kb.mp3

Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2619/2619-h/2619-h.htm#link2H_4_0361

Let me know if the URLs still work.

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 7th, 2020, 6:55 am

Thank you for posting Ike!! I had renamed the file to the current collection, so the link is now: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_whenasalad_128kb.mp3

Now in the Magic Window, marked PL OK!

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Post by k5hsj » December 9th, 2020, 11:08 pm

Hi Rapunzelina,

Seasons greetings and a wish that our new year brings a return to a more sane world!

A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/142/283.html
Duration: 0:46
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_clearmidnight_wt_128kb.mp3

Sonnet 97: How like a winter hath my absence been By William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1041
Duration: 1:16
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_sonnet97_wt_128kb.mp3

Fragment 3: Come, come thou bleak December wind By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29090
Duration: 0:37
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_comedecemberwind_wt_128kb.mp3

Note: I uploaded these with incorrect file names and uploaded again with corrected names. Sorry for the confusion. :oops:

Winston
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Post by Ikedsherr » December 10th, 2020, 1:43 am

Hello Rapunzelina,

Here's my next poem for this month.

Poem: A Christmas Carol, by Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

Duration: 1:19

Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_achristmascarol_128kb.mp3

Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2619/2619-h/2619-h.htm#link2H_4_0233

Best,

Ike

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 10th, 2020, 3:24 am

k5hsj wrote:
December 9th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Hi Rapunzelina,

Seasons greetings and a wish that our new year brings a return to a more sane world!
Emphasis on return! Thank you for your seasonal recordings, Winston! :thumbs: now marked PL OK in the MW!

Ikedsherr wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 1:43 am
Hello Rapunzelina,

Here's my next poem for this month.

Poem: A Christmas Carol, by Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)
Lovely, Ike! I do like Carols, some more than others :mrgreen:
I would have given this one the tune of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", just because I like it very much
but here are two different versions of it in YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw_RqF4ZisE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bZvIEAeWrk
and probably there's many more!

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Post by Ikedsherr » December 12th, 2020, 12:19 pm

Those are lovely versions. I never knew singing poems was an option. Maybe some time I'll consider it.

Here's the next in the meantime:

Poem: Christmas Bells, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Duration: 2:01

Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_christmasbells_128kb.mp3

Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2619/2619-h/2619-h.htm#link2H_4_0232

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 12th, 2020, 1:20 pm

Ikedsherr wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Those are lovely versions. I never knew singing poems was an option. Maybe some time I'll consider it.
I did not mean it as a recording in this collection, but as in the fact the carols are meant to be sung :D
However, there usually is a collection of sung carols open for christmas season. This year's it's here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=83494
if you feel like singing!
It's multilingual, any language is accepted, as long as text and tune are in the public domain.
Ikedsherr wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Here's the next in the meantime:

Poem: Christmas Bells, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Duration: 2:01

Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_christmasbells_128kb.mp3

Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2619/2619-h/2619-h.htm#link2H_4_0232
Thank you, Ike!
I'd like to mention that your volume has dropped a bit lately. I hadn't noticed, because when I listen to your recordings alone, they sound OK, but when I listen after listening to another recording, I notice yours are lower in volume, quieter. When I measure it, the difference is about 7dB. I use the Checker to measure the volume. I can amplify your current recordings for cataloguing, so no need to do anything about these, but maybe you could adjust the input volume of your microphone for your future recordings, to record just a little bit louder. In numbers, desired volume is around 89dB.

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