[COMPLETE] Miniver Cheevy by Edwin Arlington Robinson - tg

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Post by TriciaG » June 13th, 2021, 7:00 am

Miniver Cheevy, by Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869 - 1935)

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"Miniver Cheevy" is a narrative poem written by Edwin Arlington Robinson and first published in The Town down the River in 1910. The poem relates the story of a hopeless romantic who spends his days thinking about what might have been if only he had been born earlier in time. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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Miniver Cheevy by Edwin Arlington Robinson, read for librivox.org by [your name].
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Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn,
Grew lean while he assailed the seasons;
He wept that he was ever born,
And he had reasons.

Miniver loved the days of old
When swords were bright and steeds were prancing;
The vision of a warrior bold
Would set him dancing.

Miniver sighed for what was not,
And dreamed and rested from his labors;
He dreamed of Thebes and Camelot
And Priam's neighbors.

Miniver mourned the ripe renown
That made so many a name so fragrant;
He mourned Romance, now on the town,
And Art, a vagrant.

Miniver loved the Medici,
Albeit he had never seen one;
He would have sinned incessantly
Could he have been one.

Miniver cursed the commonplace,
And eyed a khaki suit with loathing;
He missed the mediaeval grace
Of iron clothing.

Miniver scorned the gold he sought,
But sore annoyed he was without it;
Miniver thought and thought and thought
And thought about it.

Miniver Cheevy, born too late,
Scratched his head and kept on thinking;
Miniver coughed, and called it fate,
And kept on drinking.
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Post by TriciaG » June 13th, 2021, 4:44 pm

Thank you! PL OK. :)
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Post by Horner94 » June 13th, 2021, 6:31 pm

Hi,
Here my recording of this poem:
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/minivercheevy_robinson_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:53

Best wishes,
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Post by OooThatsNifty » June 13th, 2021, 9:27 pm

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft

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Post by TriciaG » June 14th, 2021, 5:13 am

Thank you! Both PL OK. :)
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Post by TriciaG » June 14th, 2021, 12:32 pm

Thanks! PL OK. :)
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Post by BrizeCrize » June 14th, 2021, 12:58 pm

My little 'Miniver' coming in at 1:37. I keep forgetting how fun (and relatively quick) these poetry entries are! Let me know if I forgot something.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/minivercheevy_robinson_bc_128kb.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » June 14th, 2021, 3:16 pm

Thanks! Both PL OK. :)
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Post by LangeM » June 14th, 2021, 4:35 pm

Just checking, is this due Sunday, June 27th? :hmm: :?:
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Post by TriciaG » June 14th, 2021, 4:39 pm

LangeM wrote:
June 14th, 2021, 4:35 pm
Just checking, is this due Sunday, June 27th? :hmm: :?:
Yes. It started the 13th, so a fortnight from then would be the 27th.

I forgot to add the due date. Thanks for the gentle reminder. ;) I'll do that now!
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Post by silverquill » June 14th, 2021, 10:05 pm

I think I remember this one from high school lit

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/minivercheevy_robinson_lcw_128kb.mp3 1:39
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Post by TriciaG » June 15th, 2021, 4:25 am

silverquill wrote:
June 14th, 2021, 10:05 pm
I think I remember this one from high school lit

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/minivercheevy_robinson_lcw_128kb.mp3 1:39
Thanks!

I remember Richard Cory, not so much this one. :)
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