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Post by aradlaw » December 27th, 2020, 9:38 am

New Year's Eve by Eugene Field (1850 - 1895).

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This poem is taken from Songs and Other Verse by Eugene Field ( David Lawrence)
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New Year's Eve by Eugene Field, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Good old days—dear old days
When my heart beat high and bold—
When the things of earth seemed full of life,
And the future a haze of gold!
Oh, merry was I that winter night,
And gleeful our little one's din,
And tender the grace of my darling's face
As we watched the new year in.
But a voice—a spectre's, that mocked at love—
Came out of the yonder hall;
"Tick-tock, tick-tock!" 't was the solemn clock
That ruefully croaked to all.
Yet what knew we of the griefs to be
In the year we longed to greet?
Love—love was the theme of the sweet, sweet dream
I fancied might never fleet!

But the spectre stood in that yonder gloom,
And these were the words it spake,
"Tick-tock, tick-tock"—and they seemed to mock
A heart about to break.

'T is new-year's eve, and again I watch
In the old familiar place,
And I'm thinking again of that old time when
I looked on a dear one's face.
Never a little one hugs my knee
And I hear no gleeful shout—
I am sitting alone by the old hearthstone,
Watching the old year out.
But I welcome the voice in yonder gloom
That solemnly calls to me:
"Tick-tock, tick-tock!"—for so the clock
Tells of a life to be;
"Tick-tock, tick-tock!"-'tis so the clock
Tells of eternity.

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Post by Horner94 » December 27th, 2020, 2:27 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution:https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/newyearseve_field_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:59

Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by Claire » December 27th, 2020, 3:29 pm


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Post by aradlaw » December 27th, 2020, 3:52 pm

Thank you Chad and Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by LeeSalter » December 28th, 2020, 2:05 pm

Here is my recording. Running time: 1:44

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/newyearseve_field_ls_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » December 28th, 2020, 3:04 pm

Thank you Lee. :thumbs:
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Post by TommyP » December 28th, 2020, 4:24 pm

Here's mine. 1:57:47

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/newyearseve_field_tp_128kb.mp3

Happy New Year! (In spite of this gloomy poem.)

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Post by GregGiordano » December 28th, 2020, 7:29 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/newyearseve_field_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 2:11

Take care,

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Post by DeannaAnthony » December 29th, 2020, 3:42 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/newyearseve_field_da_128kb.mp3

Here is my contribution for this poem, and this is my Weekly Poetry!

Run time 02:26
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Thank you!

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Post by aradlaw » December 29th, 2020, 8:54 am

Thank you Tommy and Greg. :thumbs:

Happy New Year. Image
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Post by aradlaw » December 29th, 2020, 8:56 am

DeannaAnthony wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 3:42 am
Here is my contribution for this poem, and this is my Weekly Poetry!

Deanna Anthony
https://naturaldee.wixsite.com/imdeannaanthony

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Post by StevenJonPeterson » December 29th, 2020, 9:09 am

I would like to read the poem.

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Post by aradlaw » December 29th, 2020, 2:43 pm

StevenJonPeterson wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 9:09 am
I would like to read the poem.

Steven Jon Peterson
Hi Steven, just follow the instructions in the opening post and upload your reading. :D
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Post by StevenJonPeterson » December 29th, 2020, 4:03 pm

OK,
Thank you.
Steve

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Post by OooThatsNifty » December 29th, 2020, 10:07 pm

Here's mine for the week:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/newyearseve_field_ag_128kb.mp3
Time: 1:42

Thanks!

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