Weekly/Fortnightly Poetry Suggestions

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Post by aradlaw » January 22nd, 2017, 9:40 am

This thread is for readers to suggest poems or coordinate a future Weekly or Fortnightly Poetry project.

To see what has been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog by author or title, or browse by poetry - but remember that we welcome multiple versions!

Bartleby is a great resource for public-domain poetry. Another source to try is Poets' Corner. Or you can select a single poem from a whole volume found at Project Gutenberg, Archive.org or Googlebooks. If possible please include a link to an online, public domain source for your suggested poem.

* Men I'm not Married to. - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55672

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List of Suggestions

The Lark Ascending by George Meredith - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1382 - pschempf
"There Will Come Soft Rains" - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/591 - Newgatenovelist
'The End of the Play' by William Makepeace Thackeray - http://www.bartleby.com/42/652.html - Newgatenovelist [ http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2732 ]
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Post by aradlaw » January 22nd, 2017, 9:41 am

lurcherlover wrote:I would have liked to suggest "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678). He is I think a Metaphysical poet (English). It's neither long or short.

Peter
Do you have a link to this poem Peter ?
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Post by aradlaw » January 22nd, 2017, 9:45 am

miss stav wrote:I read a beautiful poem called Christmas In The Workhouse by George Sims. It is in the public domain. I wanted to start it as a fortnightly poem, as it is muhch too long to be a weekly poem, I think. But I cannot see the weekly and fortnightly poem's thread so cannot plann when to start. Would you please let me know when the current one closes and if you have something in mind and when it would be ok for me to start? Thanks in advance,.
I would strongly advise you not to record it on christmas and I think it is here:
https://archive.org/details/dagonetballadsc00simsgoog
I hope you would like it.

Stav.
Stav, you can set this up for the next Fortnightly due to start January 29.
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Post by lurcherlover » January 22nd, 2017, 10:37 am

aradlaw wrote:
lurcherlover wrote:I would have liked to suggest "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678). He is I think a Metaphysical poet (English). It's neither long or short.

Peter
Do you have a link to this poem Peter ?
Here is the link -

http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/marvel01.html#4

Peter

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Post by aradlaw » January 22nd, 2017, 10:48 am

Thanks Peter, this could be the next Weekly poem, starting January 29.
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Post by PatsyAnn » January 24th, 2017, 12:22 pm

I would like to suggest 'The Ruined Maid' by Thomas Hardy
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/44332
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Post by aradlaw » January 24th, 2017, 1:15 pm

Thank you PartsyAnn, good one. :D
[ http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3168 ]
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Post by PatsyAnn » January 25th, 2017, 6:41 am

Thanks aradlaw. Sorry - I'm a bit new to this but would the poem be available to record now? (I've got the right accent for it!)
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Post by aradlaw » January 25th, 2017, 6:59 am

PatsyAnn wrote:Thanks aradlaw. Sorry - I'm a bit new to this but would the poem be available to record now? (I've got the right accent for it!)
PatsyAnn
Hi Patsy, this thread is for suggestions for the Weekly and Fortnightly poetry projects. Here we spend a week (or two) recording one poem, by as many readers as want to. (probably a couple of weeks before we get to your suggestion.)

If you are keen on recording this now, you can submit your reading to the current Short Poetry Collection, linked here. *Be sure to read all the instructions in the opening post. :wink:
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Post by PatsyAnn » January 25th, 2017, 7:57 am

Thanks David

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Post by commonsparrow3 » January 29th, 2017, 2:11 pm

I see it was done once before several years ago, but I wasn't yet on LV then to participate, so I figure it can't hurt to ask ... Might it be possible to do Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus" again? In light of the rather distressing news these days, it would really satisfy my feelings to take a whack at recording that poem.

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Post by mdatcher » January 30th, 2017, 7:18 pm

This weekend I got to see the play Silent Sky which included the poem When I heard the Learn'd Astronomer by Walt Whitman. It inspired me to request it for a future weekly reading.

http://www.bartleby.com/142/180.html

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Post by aradlaw » February 9th, 2017, 1:25 am

adonis wrote:I know there's a Weakly Poem Suggestions Bored somewhere but I can't find it; so I'll just say this would be suitable sometime (and I don't think you've done it in this format yet).

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/50340

And for the interested this is a link to Lily Savage trumping with a trumpet (North Yorkshire dialect) in front of the Queen (of England).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LOIGfjcxZE

Sincerely,
Tony Addison.
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Post by adonis » February 10th, 2017, 1:36 am

mdatcher wrote:This weekend I got to see the play Silent Sky which included the poem When I heard the Learn'd Astronomer by Walt Whitman. It inspired me to request it for a future weekly reading.

http://www.bartleby.com/142/180.html
This poem was recited in full in Breaking Bad - the whole of which I saw again in my January off Librivox (it's a choice). The reciter gives a copy of Walt Whitman's poems as a love gift to his colleague, the genius meth-cooker Walter White (WW/WW. Geddit?) in which he dedicates it to WW - my star, my perfect silence. Rather touching. (It doesn't end well.)

T.

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Post by adonis » February 20th, 2017, 12:58 pm

This is something for the Scot-accented ones among us:

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/song-midis/Gay_Goshawk.htm

And this is something for April Fool's Day. (Perhaps.)

http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/tay-bridge-disaster

Sincerely,
Tony A.

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