[Fortnightly Poem] The Indian Seranade, by Percy Bysshe Shelley - dl

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Post by msfry » September 8th, 2019, 5:52 pm

The Indian Serenade, by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822).
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)
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The Indian Serenade by Percy Bysshe (rhymes with dish) Shelley, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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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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Post by aradlaw » September 8th, 2019, 7:03 pm

Thank you for hosting this Fortnightly Poem Michele. :D
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Post by bluechien » September 8th, 2019, 7:23 pm

"Bish!"

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dreamsofthee_shelley_ed_128kb.mp3 1:28

(Michele, I thought the text at poemhunter perhaps meant to say "I fail" as the endrhyme with "pale.")
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Post by aradlaw » September 8th, 2019, 7:49 pm

bluechien wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 7:23 pm
"Bish!"

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dreamsofthee_shelley_ed_128kb.mp3 1:28

(Michele, I thought the text at poemhunter perhaps meant to say "I fail" as the endrhyme with "pale.")
The text on Gutenburg does say "I fail" as well as listing the title as THE INDIAN SERENADE. Poemhunter ?? (Not my first choice for text)
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Post by NemoR » September 8th, 2019, 7:49 pm

Hi Michele!

Here is mine at 1:28 ..... https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/_dreamsofthee_shelley_nr_128kb.mp3

I looked the poem up in a couple other sources (including Bartleby) and I think "Poem Hunter" has a couple typos.

I believe it should be "fail" instead of "fall" in the line - I die! I faint! I fall!

Also in the line - Oh! beloved as thou art!, it should be "belovèd" instead of "beloved"

I recorded with those two alterations.
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Post by msfry » September 8th, 2019, 8:19 pm

I checked it out too and am making these adjustments to the first post. Thanks everyone.
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Post by msfry » September 8th, 2019, 8:35 pm

Okay, thanks to bluechien and NemoR, only the first two of you have to rename your file and change the title. Sorry about that. David, can you quote the text you wish me to link to. There are several links, and at least 3 titles, but the text is substantially the same.
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Post by aradlaw » September 8th, 2019, 9:17 pm

msfry wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Okay, thanks to bluechien and NemoR, only the first two of you have to rename your file and change the title. Sorry about that. David, can you quote the text you wish me to link to. There are several links, and at least 3 titles, but the text is substantially the same.
I prefer Gutenburg when the author/text is available there. https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/4798/pg4798-images.html I did a [control F] search with your title to get the text - no linked index there.
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Post by bluechien » September 9th, 2019, 9:04 am

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Post by NemoR » September 9th, 2019, 9:20 am

Changed Intro and file name ... new length is 1:27

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/_indianserenade_shelley_nr_128kb.mp3
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Post by msfry » September 9th, 2019, 12:48 pm

NemoR wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 9:20 am
Changed Intro and file name ... new length is 1:27

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/_indianserenade_shelley_nr_128kb.mp3
I notice you have an extra underline before "indianseranade". Could you please re-up with the correct file name.
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Post by NemoR » September 9th, 2019, 2:21 pm

msfry wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 12:48 pm
NemoR wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 9:20 am
Changed Intro and file name ... new length is 1:27

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/_indianserenade_shelley_nr_128kb.mp3
I notice you have an extra underline before "indianseranade". Could you please re-up with the correct file name.
You got it!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/indianserenade_shelley_nr_128kb.mp3
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Post by Horner94 » September 10th, 2019, 3:40 am

Hello!
Here is my recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/indianseranade_shelley_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 01:05
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Post by msfry » September 10th, 2019, 6:15 am

Thanks, Chad. I'll PL your and other sections shortly, after I have recorded my rendition. I like to tease out the lines without prior exposure to other efforts -- more fun for me that way. :D
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Post by msfry » September 10th, 2019, 7:28 am

Okay, here's my attempt. Sometimes the more I look into things, the less sense it makes. :shock:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/indianseranade_shelley_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:25
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