COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] The Dawn’s Awake! by Otto Leland Bohanan - dl

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Post by aradlaw » February 8th, 2020, 4:34 pm

The Dawn’s Awake! by Otto Leland Bohanan (1895 - 1932).

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Otto Leland Bohanan was born around 1895 In Washington, D.C. He graduated from Howard University and taught English at the Catholic University. He also worked as a music instructor at DeWitt Clinton High School and died in 1932. This poem is taken from James Weldon Johnson, ed. (1871–1938). The Book of American Negro Poetry. 1922. ( David Lawrence)
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The Dawn’s Awake! by Otto Leland Bohanan, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
THE DAWN’S awake!
A flash of smoldering flame and fire
Ignites the East. Then, higher, higher,
O’er all the sky so gray, forlorn,
The torch of gold is borne.

The Dawn’s awake!
The dawn of a thousand dreams and thrills.
And music singing in the hills
A pæan of eternal spring
Voices the new awakening.

The Dawn’s awake!
Whispers of pent-up harmonies,
With the mingled fragrance of the trees;
Faint snatches of half-forgotten song—
Fathers! torn and numb,—
The boon of light we craved, awaited long,
Has come, has come!


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Post by aradlaw » February 9th, 2020, 1:31 pm

Thank you Kevin and Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by julianpratley » February 10th, 2020, 5:19 pm

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
― Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

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Post by aradlaw » February 10th, 2020, 6:10 pm

Thank you Julian. :thumbs:
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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 11th, 2020, 1:18 pm

Hello David,
This is a terrific choice for this month! Mine is 1.20:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dawnsawake_bohanan_el_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » February 11th, 2020, 1:23 pm

Thank you melilycui, good reading, but your file is in stereo and we need a mono file; the volume is a bit low at 83.4 dB.
You should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker You will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)

Please make those corrections and upload again (same filename).

If no one has asked you yet, please let me know under what name would you like to appear in the LV catalog and if you have one, we can put your personal URL link on your catalog page too.
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Post by aradlaw » February 11th, 2020, 1:29 pm

Thank you Erin. :thumbs:

Credit goes to Florence Short. (fshort) for the suggestion. :D
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Post by aradlaw » February 11th, 2020, 7:11 pm

Thank you Caitlin. :thumbs:
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Post by Blightyear55 » February 12th, 2020, 12:55 pm

Here is the link to my version. Any feedback is appreciated!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dawnsawake_bohanan_hlb_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » February 12th, 2020, 7:10 pm

Thank you Anita and Harmon. :thumbs:
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