COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 141

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 1st, 2015, 12:51 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 141

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalog page: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-141-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of February 2015. 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 30 minutes (approximately 5000 words). (If you would like to record a longer poem, please discuss it with the MC.)
    • 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 we will have to check them to make sure they are not copyrighted.
    • 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, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
    • 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:
    spc141_[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. spc141_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 ID tags, 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 10go » February 2nd, 2015, 12:35 pm

Hi there!

I'm new here, and I would like to ask if I can try my hands at something that has been done before (Alone by E. A. Poe). It's one of my favorite poems, and I would like to start with that one. :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 2nd, 2015, 1:29 pm

Yes, indeed, you may offer something that has been done before. :D

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Post by DomBombadil » February 2nd, 2015, 2:03 pm

Yay, a new collection! :D

I got two contributions:
Robin Hood by John Keats (1795-1821)
Text URL: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173748
Duration: 02:50
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_robinhood_db_128kb.mp3

Elegy in a Country Churchyard by G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936 (poem published in 1922))
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32167/32167-h/32167-h.htm#ELEGY_IN_A_COUNTRY_CHURCHYARD
Duration: 00:55
Mp3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_elegy_db_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 3rd, 2015, 2:07 am

Thank you, Dom! :clap: First contributions to this collection, now added in the Magic Window!
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Post by Algy Pug » February 5th, 2015, 8:34 pm

Algy Pug

My Librivox page

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 6th, 2015, 1:54 am

Cheers, Algy Pug! An interesting selection! MW updated. Thanks!
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Post by Alpinist1 » February 7th, 2015, 1:26 am

Name: Andani Thakhathi
Personal URL: www.jamesallenwisdom.com (its my website)

Long I sought Thee by James Allen (1864 - 1912)
Text URL: http://james-allen.in1woord.nl/?text=poems-of-peace#c06
Duration: 03:01
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_longisoughtthee_at_128kb.mp3

Practice and Perception by James Allen (1864 - 1912)
Text URL: http://james-allen.in1woord.nl/?text=poems-of-peace#c04
Duration: 01:18
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_practiceandperception_at_128kb.mp3

Liberty by James Allen (1864 - 1912)
Text URL: http://james-allen.in1woord.nl/?text=poems-of-peace#c05
Duration: 4:14
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_liberty_at_128kb.mp3

I applied all your tips and amplified the volume levels. I hope its ok - I'm looking to your feedback!

Andani

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Post by 10go » February 7th, 2015, 6:26 am

Hello! :D

This is my first recording for LV. My name is Tanko Hunor.

Alone by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/poe01.html#12
Duration: 1:18
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_alone_th_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 7th, 2015, 7:33 am

Alpinist1 wrote:Name: Andani Thakhathi
Personal URL: http://www.jamesallenwisdom.com (its my website)

Long I sought Thee by James Allen (1864 - 1912)
Text URL: http://james-allen.in1woord.nl/?text=poems-of-peace#c06
Duration: 03:01
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_longisoughtthee_at_128kb.mp3

Practice and Perception by James Allen (1864 - 1912)
Text URL: http://james-allen.in1woord.nl/?text=poems-of-peace#c04
Duration: 01:18
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_practiceandperception_at_128kb.mp3

Liberty by James Allen (1864 - 1912)
Text URL: http://james-allen.in1woord.nl/?text=poems-of-peace#c05
Duration: 4:14
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_liberty_at_128kb.mp3

I applied all your tips and amplified the volume levels. I hope its ok - I'm looking to your feedback!

Andani
Thank you, Andani! :9: The volume is better now! Maybe a bit too loud in some places but better louder than softer, so no need to fix it. That's probably because it's not always the same volume so not always the same amplification needed. You can either use the Checker to monitor the volume in decibel, to be around 89-90, or visually in audacity, the waveform should peak above the 0.5 mark but not all the way up, like so:
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10go wrote:Hello! :D

This is my first recording for LV. My name is Tanko Hunor.

Alone by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/poe01.html#12
Duration: 1:18
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_alone_th_128kb.mp3
Hello Tankor! Congratulations on your first librivox recording! :clap: Thank you for your lovely rendition of Alone!



Magic Window updated!
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Post by Veggrower » February 8th, 2015, 7:41 am

Hi, and here's one from me:

"February", by George Milner (probably 1829-1914).

Text: https://archive.org/stream/longmansmagazin20longgoog#page/n425/mode/1up

Length: 1:47

MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_february_gb_128kb.mp3

Thanks,

Garth

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 9th, 2015, 2:33 am

Thank you, Garth. I enjoyed this poem very much! And Magic Window is updated!
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Post by Alpinist1 » February 9th, 2015, 6:22 am

Thank you for the helpful tip Rapunzelina! I'll bear it in mind in my next submission.

Till then, take care.

Andani

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Post by k5hsj » February 10th, 2015, 11:31 pm

Rapunzelina,

Gerontion by T.S. Eliot (1888–1965)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1567
Duration: 5:22
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc141_gerontion_wt_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 11th, 2015, 1:23 am

Hi, Winston! Thank you for this deep, melancholic poem! MW updated~
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