[Weekly Poem ] Winter Stars by Sara Teasdale - dl

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Post by aradlaw » January 12th, 2018, 12:53 pm

Winter Stars by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933).
This Weekly Poem is taken from Flame and Shadow, Copyright, 1920 by THE MACMILLAN COMPANY. ( David Lawrence)
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Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
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Winter Stars by Sara Teasdale, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
Then read the poem:
I went out at night alone;
The young blood flowing beyond the sea
Seemed to have drenched my spirit's wings—
I bore my sorrow heavily.
But when I lifted up my head
From shadows shaken on the snow,
I saw Orion in the east
Burn steadily as long ago.
From windows in my father's house,
Dreaming my dreams on winter nights,
I watched Orion as a girl
Above another city's lights.
Years go, dreams go, and youth goes too,
The world's heart breaks beneath its wars,
All things are changed, save in the east
The faithful beauty of the stars.


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Post by tovarisch » January 14th, 2018, 8:48 am

tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » January 14th, 2018, 1:37 pm

Thank you tovarisch and Nemo. :thumbs:
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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 16th, 2018, 9:29 am

O wow, I'd forgotten that I suggested this! My memory is garbage, and my version is 1.21:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/winterstars_teasdale_el_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » January 16th, 2018, 11:56 am

Thank you Lee Ann and Erin. :thumbs:
Newgatenovelist wrote:
January 16th, 2018, 9:29 am
O wow, I'd forgotten that I suggested this! My memory is garbage..
Erin
well, you did make the suggestion way back in October. :wink:
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Post by aradlaw » January 16th, 2018, 12:06 pm

tbird wrote:
January 15th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Here's my crack at it :clap:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/winterstars_teasdale_tb_128kb.mp3
Welcome to LibriVox tbird, good first reading :D There are just a couple of specs to correct, your volume is excellent, no background noise, but the file is in stereo and we need a mono file. The bitrate is 112 kbps (variable), we need 128 kbps (constant) for cataloging purposes.
If you are using Audacity, go to Edit / Preferences / Devices / Recording and choose from the Channels drop down (1) Mono. This should srtay the same for all future recordings.
The bitrate is set in File / Export Audio / Format Options (near the bottom) / Quality (choose 128 from the drop down) with the Stereo button selected.

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Post by k5hsj » January 16th, 2018, 12:56 pm

Lovely choice, Erin.:clap: Here's mine, David:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/winterstars_teasdale_wt_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:11

Hope you're bundled up warm if you're outside looking up at those winter stars!

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Post by aradlaw » January 16th, 2018, 1:03 pm

Thank you Winston. :thumbs:
There days it is either too cold to go out at night, or overcast.
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Post by tbird » January 16th, 2018, 3:03 pm

aradlaw wrote:
January 16th, 2018, 12:06 pm
tbird wrote:
January 15th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Here's my crack at it :clap:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/winterstars_teasdale_tb_128kb.mp3
Welcome to LibriVox tbird, good first reading :D There are just a couple of specs to correct, your volume is excellent, no background noise, but the file is in stereo and we need a mono file. The bitrate is 112 kbps (variable), we need 128 kbps (constant) for cataloging purposes.
If you are using Audacity, go to Edit / Preferences / Devices / Recording and choose from the Channels drop down (1) Mono. This should stay the same for all future recordings.
The bitrate is set in File / Export Audio / Format Options (near the bottom) / Quality (choose 128 from the drop down) with the Stereo button selected.

Please ask if you need help with this. Please upload a new file using the same name as the original.

*Please let me know under what name would you like to appear in the LV catalog and if you have one, we can put your personal URL link on your catalog page too.
You can view your brand new LV Catalog page by clicking your forum name in the Magic Window.
Perfect!!! Thank you!!!! I thought I had but it looks like I hadn't saved it properly on my second recording. I'm just trying to figure it all out. Thank you for the feedback as well:-) I had been playing around with a couple of old mics I had dug out. Much appreciated :clap: :D

Here we go, try 2, changed to mono again and saved at 128kbps. Fingers crossed!

Also, just my username will be fine. TBird



https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/winterstars_teasdale_tb_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » January 16th, 2018, 4:11 pm

Thanks tbird, but the file is still in stereo, with a bitrate of ~124 kbps (variable). A stereo file shows two waveform patterns in your recording software. A mono recording looks like this

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Are you using Audacity for recording? The instructions I posted are for Audacity.
You can check your volume and other specs using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker Make sure you download the experimental version - you will find the volume and MP3 Format (bitrate) in the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)
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Post by aradlaw » January 17th, 2018, 3:48 pm

Welcome to LibriVox Brian, good first reading. :thumbs: All specs are correct.
*Please let me know under what name would you like to appear in the LV catalog and if you have one, we can put your personal URL link on your catalog page too.
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