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Post by aradlaw » October 19th, 2019, 3:30 pm

Hallowe'en by Virna Sheard (1865 - 1943).

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A tribute to Hallowe'en by Canadian poetess Virna Sheard. ( David Lawrence)
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There is an old Italian legend which says that on the eve of the beloved festival of All Saints (Hallowe'en) the souls of the dead return to earth for a little while and go by on the wind. The feast of All Saints is followed by the feast of the dead, when for a day only the sound of the Miserere is heard throughout the cities of Italy.

Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say,
When all souls come back from the far away—
The dead, forgotten this many a day!

And the dead remembered—ay! long and well—
And the little children whose spirits dwell
In God's green garden of asphodel.

Have you reached the country of all content, 0 souls we know, since the day you went From this time-worn world, where your years were spent?

Would you come back to the sun and the rain,
The sweetness, the strife, the thing we call pain,
And then unravel life's tangle again?

I lean to the dark—Hush!—was it a sigh?
Or the painted vine-leaves that rustled by?
Or only a night-bird's echoing cry?


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Post by Newgatenovelist » October 20th, 2019, 6:08 am

I loooooooove Halloween. Have a very scary day!
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/halloween_sheard_el_128kb.mp3 (1.48)
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Post by Horner94 » October 20th, 2019, 7:35 am

Here is my submission:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/halloween_sheard_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:20
Kind regards,
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Post by aradlaw » October 20th, 2019, 11:14 am

Thank you Phil, at 0:59 I hear "Will you come back to the sun and the rain,"
text reads "Would you come back to the sun and the rain," Image
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Post by aradlaw » October 20th, 2019, 11:18 am

Thank you Erin and Chad. Image
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Post by Nedge » October 20th, 2019, 3:09 pm

Nan

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Post by aradlaw » October 20th, 2019, 7:35 pm

Thank you Nan. Image
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Post by jcdavy » October 21st, 2019, 2:04 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/halloween_sheard_jcd_128kb.mp3

1:33

First recording, any feedback appreciated.

Cheers Jack

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Post by anneflebari » October 21st, 2019, 2:39 pm

Mine for PL thanks...Have a spooky day:) cheers, Anne
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/halloween_sheard_af_128.kb_.mp3 1m 37s

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Post by anneflebari » October 21st, 2019, 3:40 pm

OOps! Re-upload for PL...Noticed error in the url.... I seem to be having a problem with random underscores and full stops....spooooky!!!
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/halloween_sheard_af_128kb.mp3 1m 37s Anne

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Post by Kessie » October 21st, 2019, 5:08 pm

Reading a poem about my favorite holiday? How can I resist?

[1:36]
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/halloween_sheard_kes_128kb.mp3

Happy Halloween everyone!
- Kessie

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Post by aradlaw » October 21st, 2019, 7:18 pm

Good first reading jack. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » October 21st, 2019, 7:19 pm

Thank you Lee Ann, Anne and Kessie. Image
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