This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/fragment-of-an-ode-to-maia-by-john-keats/
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!This Weekly Poem is taken from The Poetical Works Of John Keats (1817) (Summary by David Lawrence)
This week's poem can be found here.
Project Code: cBZRWQkw
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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
Then read the poem:Fragment Of An Ode To Maia by John Keats, read for librivox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, and/or your location.]
At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:Written On May Day 1818
Mother of Hermes! and still youthful Maia!
May I sing to thee
As thou wast hymned on the shores of Baiae?
Or may I woo thee
In earlier Sicilian? or thy smiles
Seek as they once were sought, in Grecian isles,
By bards who died content on pleasant sward,
Leaving great verse unto a little clan?
O give me their old vigour! and unheard
Save of the quiet primrose, and the span
Of heaven, and few ears,
Rounded by thee, my song should die away
Content as theirs,
Rich in the simple worship of a day.
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Filename: odetomaia_keats_your initials in lowercase_128kb.mp3
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MC to select: aradlaw
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Deadline: Please submit your recording by 0600 GMT Sunday, February, 14, 2021 (12:00 AM CST)
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