Each fortnight a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!Shelley's life spanned a scant 30 years and it was only after his death that he became known as was one of the major English Romantic poets, and regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language, and one of the most influential. (Summary by Wikipedia and Michele Fry)
This fortnight's poem can be found here.
[*] Project Code: H2Ls4xdG
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Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Then read the poem:The Indian Serenade by Percy Bysshe (rhymes with dish) Shelley, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
NOTES: A champak is an Asian evergreen tree of the magnolia family, bearing fragrant orange flowers and sacred to Hindus and Buddhists.
Pronunciation guide: [ˈCHəmpək, ˈCHam-pac]
I arise from dreams of thee
In the first sweet sleep of night,
When the winds are breathing low,
And the stars are shining bright
I arise from dreams of thee,
And a spirit in my feet
Has led me - who knows how? -
To thy chamber-window, sweet!
The wandering airs they faint
On the dark, the silent stream, -
The champak odors fail
Like sweet thoughts in a dream,
The nightingale's complaint,
It dies upon her heart,
As I must die on thine,
O, belovèd as thou art!
O, lift me from the grass!
I die, I faint, I fail!
Let thy love in kisses rain
On my lips and eyelids pale,
My cheek is cold and white, alas!
My Heart beats loud and fast
Oh! press it close to thine again,
Where it will break at last!
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End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
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File name - all in lowercase: indianseranade_shelley_your initials_128kb.mp3
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Artist Name: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Track Title: The Indian Seranade - Read by YOUR INITIALS (e.g. The Indian Seranade - Read by KLH)
Album Title: LibriVox Fortnightly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]
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