COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 180 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Rapunzelina
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 6708
Joined: November 15th, 2011, 3:47 am

Post by Rapunzelina » May 1st, 2018, 11:58 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 180

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-180-by-various/


This is an open collection of poems for the month of May 2018. 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 74 minutes (so as to fit in an audio CD)
    • 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 they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • 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, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot 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:
    spc180_[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. spc180_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
    Image
    (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.

Magic Window:



BC Admin Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)

bp5957
Posts: 1
Joined: April 21st, 2018, 9:36 am

Post by bp5957 » May 2nd, 2018, 10:36 am

Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_weareseven_BP_256kb.mp3
"We Are Seven" by William Wordsworth
Text: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/we-are-seven
Catalog Name: Blue Peony

Rapunzelina
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 6708
Joined: November 15th, 2011, 3:47 am

Post by Rapunzelina » May 2nd, 2018, 3:49 pm

bp5957 wrote:
May 2nd, 2018, 10:36 am
Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_weareseven_BP_256kb.mp3
"We Are Seven" by William Wordsworth
Text: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/we-are-seven
Catalog Name: Blue Peony
Hello, bp! Welcome to Librivox! You have a lovely voice and your reading fit this poem very well! So it was a good choice!
There are a few technical issues. Would you like to tell me a bit about your recording set up and editing routine to see how we can fix it?
One issue is the bit rate, it should be 128 kbps constant, instead of 256. It should be a mono track, instead of stereo.

The reading of the poem itself is spotless! For consistency reasons, and because we need the librivox disclaimer, could you change the intro to the suggested one in the first post:
• At the beginning of the recording, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
"[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot 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.
And one last thing, the least important but good to know from the beginning: we avoid using capital letters in the file names.

If you are able to fix these issues, go ahead and re-upload when you're ready, or let me know about your recording set up and editing routine, and we'll try to fix it together :)

NemoR
Posts: 1666
Joined: February 27th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Location: Seal Harbor, Maine USA

Post by NemoR » May 2nd, 2018, 5:50 pm

Hi Rapunzelina!

Happy May!! ..my favorite month of the year!

Here are my three for the month:

Deliverance? by Cale Young Rice (1872 - 1943)
Text URL: https://archive.org/stream/wraithsrealities00ricerich#page/80/mode/2up
Duration: 2:27
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_deliverance_nr_128kb.mp3

Brother Beasts by Cale Young Rice (1872 - 1943)
Text URL: https://archive.org/stream/wraithsrealities00ricerich#page/94/mode/2up
Duration: 1:29
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_brotherbeasts_nr_128kb.mp3

The Half-breed by Cale Young Rice (1872 - 1943)
Text URL: https://archive.org/stream/wraithsrealities00ricerich#page/118/mode/2up
Duration: 2:18
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_halfbreed_nr_128kb.mp3
Nemo

‘By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

soupy
Posts: 2059
Joined: November 14th, 2008, 4:04 pm
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Contact:

Post by soupy » May 2nd, 2018, 6:59 pm

Sonnet 21 by Petrarch
He Congratulates Boccaccio On His Return To The Right Path

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17650/17650-h/17650-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_sonnetxxi_cc_128kb.mp3

1:19

Craig
"He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent." --PROVERBS 28:20.
Open Project

Anton Tchekhov: and other essays by Lev Shestov

My Website
Kierkegaards Challenge

brucek
Posts: 723
Joined: October 31st, 2013, 3:23 pm
Contact:

Post by brucek » May 3rd, 2018, 6:59 am

Here are mine: :)

1)
Epilogue to "A Judgement in Heaven", by Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41215
Duration: 2:23
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_epiloguetoajudgement_bk_128kb.mp3

2)
Grace of the Way, by Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41215
Duration: 1:24
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_graceoftheway_bk_128kb.mp3

3)
To a Snowflake, by Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41215
Duration: 1:17
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_toasnowflake_bk_128kb.mp3

~~~~
Bruce.

pschempf
Posts: 1086
Joined: April 5th, 2013, 8:28 pm
Location: Coastal Alaska Rainforest
Contact:

Post by pschempf » May 3rd, 2018, 12:20 pm

Rapunzelina -

My 3 for the month. I tried to find poems welcoming spring rains, but most of what I found were dismal things of gloom and despair - oh well.

After Rain by Archibald Lampman 1861 – 1899
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/12664/12664-h/12664-h.htm#AFTER_RAIN
Duration: 2:18
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_afterrain_ps_128kb.mp3

Spring Storm by William Carlos Williams, 1883 - 1963
Text URL: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/spring-storm
Duration: 0:50
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_springstorm_ps_128kb.mp3

To the Thawing Wind by Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963
Text URL: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/thawing-wind
Duration: 0:56
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_thawingwind_ps_128kb.mp3
Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

Trollope

csylvia
Posts: 1
Joined: May 3rd, 2018, 12:59 pm

Post by csylvia » May 3rd, 2018, 2:54 pm

Reading of William Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (1770-1850)

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/I_Wandered_Lonely_As_A_Cloud.zip

mandywills
Posts: 1
Joined: May 3rd, 2018, 2:33 pm

Post by mandywills » May 3rd, 2018, 2:59 pm

Last edited by mandywills on May 3rd, 2018, 8:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Silvatica
Posts: 1
Joined: May 2nd, 2018, 11:43 am

Post by Silvatica » May 3rd, 2018, 6:36 pm

"On Solitude," by Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/9413/9413-8.txt
Duration: 1:12
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_onsolitude_ljw_128kb.mp3

Reader name: Silvatica

soupy
Posts: 2059
Joined: November 14th, 2008, 4:04 pm
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Contact:

Post by soupy » May 3rd, 2018, 6:37 pm

"He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent." --PROVERBS 28:20.
Open Project

Anton Tchekhov: and other essays by Lev Shestov

My Website
Kierkegaards Challenge

Rapunzelina
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 6708
Joined: November 15th, 2011, 3:47 am

Post by Rapunzelina » May 4th, 2018, 12:59 am

Thank you, Nemo, Craig, Bruce, Phil!

And a special welcome to the new members csylvia, mandywills, sylvatica!
csylvia wrote:
May 3rd, 2018, 2:54 pm
Reading of William Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (1770-1850)

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/I_Wandered_Lonely_As_A_Cloud.zip
Thank you for contributing! It's a lovely reciting of this favourite poem! The reading itself and the sound quality are fine, but I had to fix some of the technical specifications. Specifically, the recordings need to be in mp3 form, mono track, with a constant bitrate of 128kbps. I have added the fixed recording in the Magic Window, so everything is fine now.
If you enjoyed recording - which I can tell you did from the pleasure of reading I heard in your voice :mrgreen: - the safest way to check your tech specs is through the 1-minute test. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test In the wiki, you'll also find a guide for new readers on how to set up Audacity for recording, which is a great help to start from!
mandywills wrote:
May 3rd, 2018, 2:59 pm
"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Text URL: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45521/i-wandered-lonely-as-a-cloud
Duration: 1:31
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_(wanderedlonelyasacloud)_(aw)_128kb.mp3.mp3
Thank you for contributing! Another lovely reciting of Wordsworth's poem! The only thing I had to fix in your recording, is that it was in stereo, but it needs to be in mono. If you're using Audacity, you can set this in menu Edit -> Preferences, Devices, Recording Channels (choose "1 Mono"). Click OK and all future recordings should be in mono (single track). If that doesn't work, there's also an option when exporting to mp3 "Force Export to Mono", which you can check.
I have now added the fixed recording in the Magic Window, so all is fine, but you can check your tech specs for the correct settings with another short recording.
I will probably transfer this in the next month's collection, so that we don't have two of the same poem in the same collection. :)
Silvatica wrote:
May 3rd, 2018, 6:36 pm
"On Solitude," by Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/9413/9413-8.txt
Duration: 1:12
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_onsolitude_ljw_128kb.mp3

Reader name: Silvatica
Thank you for contributing! Yet another new lovely voice for poetry! And with all tech specs correct :thumbs:


Welcome to Librivox, you all, and have fun here!

Kitty
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 11232
Joined: March 28th, 2014, 5:57 am

Post by Kitty » May 4th, 2018, 12:54 pm

wow you guys have been so busy already :shock:

here is my first for May. Starting out funny. This poem is dedicated to Chris (SonOfTheExiles), who impersonated a great Parlourmaid in our current One-Act-Play Collection :lol:

Title/Author: "My housemaid!" by Anonymous
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14199
Recording time: 2:02 min.
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_myhousemaid_ss_128kb.mp3

Sonia

DrPGould
Posts: 2321
Joined: December 12th, 2016, 9:27 pm

Post by DrPGould » May 4th, 2018, 4:28 pm

Rapunzelina:

Here is my contribution The Modern House that Jack Built by Anonymous

Text URL:http://www.bartleby.com/360/9/136.html

Duration: 3:31

MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc180_modernhousethatjackbuilt_pdg_128kb.mp3

A children's story done with "grown up" vocabulary.

Many thanks,

Philip

soupy
Posts: 2059
Joined: November 14th, 2008, 4:04 pm
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Contact:

Post by soupy » May 5th, 2018, 8:31 pm

"He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent." --PROVERBS 28:20.
Open Project

Anton Tchekhov: and other essays by Lev Shestov

My Website
Kierkegaards Challenge

Post Reply