[Fortnightly Poetry] Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost - dl

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Post by msfry » January 6th, 2019, 10:33 am

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost (1874 - 1963).

Note: Robert Frost died in 1963.
This author's work are still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.

The meanings of this poignant poem--which entered the Public Domain in January 2019 and is being added to the Librivox Collection ASAP--range from appreciation of a simple New Hampshire snowstorm scene, to reflections on death. Whose house is in the village? What promises need keeping? The poem can be interpreted on many different levels. Quoting Wikipedia: "At the funeral of former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, on October 3, 2000, his eldest son Justin rephrased the last stanza of this poem in his eulogy: 'The woods are lovely, dark and deep. He has kept his promises and earned his sleep.'" ( ~ Michele Fry)
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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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Post by NemoR » January 6th, 2019, 1:42 pm

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Post by commonsparrow3 » January 6th, 2019, 1:44 pm

Here's mine - (1:18)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/snowyevening_frost_mk_128kb.mp3

This poem is very special to me and my sisters. When we were little girls, my dad concocted a thing known ever after in our family as "The Bathroom Wall Poems". He would post a poem on the wall beside the bathroom mirror. While brushing teeth or combing hair, we would see this poem in front of us, and we'd just read it, over and over. Without really even trying to, we'd inevitably end up memorizing it; we couldn't help it. When we had one poem totally captured, he would change it out for a new one. Fifty years later, all of us still have these poems that we've been carrying around in our minds for the rest of our lives, part of our thoughts. "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" was the very first of the bathroom wall poems, and is still everybody's favorite. If my dad was still here, he'd be recording this week's poem too!

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Post by tovarisch » January 6th, 2019, 2:52 pm

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  • 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 6th, 2019, 6:28 pm

And my reading..
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/snowyevening_frost_dl_128kb.mp3
1:05

Lovely story Maria, to bring back memories like that. :9:
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Post by sarahrejoice » January 7th, 2019, 7:10 am

Love this poem! Here is my version: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/snowyevening_frost_srb_128kb.mp3 (1:07). If any tweaks are needed, please let me know. Thanks!

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Post by msfry » January 7th, 2019, 8:08 am

Thanks for these first 5 contributions from Nemo, Maria, tovarisch, David and Sarah. All are PL OK. :thumbs:
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Post by msfry » January 7th, 2019, 10:06 am

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Post by aradlaw » January 7th, 2019, 10:31 am

Michele, your rendition in PL OK. :D
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Post by Hypatia » January 7th, 2019, 11:20 am

Here is my contribution:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/snowyevening_frost_hyp_128kb.mp3 (1:05)

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Post by emilyisabella » January 7th, 2019, 4:24 pm

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Post by pschempf » January 7th, 2019, 5:59 pm

Hi Michele -

Here's my try -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/snowyevening_frost_ps)128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:00
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Post by McScotty » January 7th, 2019, 6:22 pm

msfry wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 10:06 am
My rendition:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/snowyevening_frost_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:09
There appears to be a typo in the MW for this entry. The link I see in the MW links to /uploads/aradlaw/snowyevening_frost_myf_128kb.mp3 ... which does not exist.
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Post by k5hsj » January 7th, 2019, 6:49 pm

Michele,

Thanks for a nice way to celebrate Public Domain Day 2019! :clap:

Duration: 1:07
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/snowyevening_frost_wt_128kb.mp3

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