All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-dawns-awake-by-otto-leland-bohanan/
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!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)
This Weekly Poem was suggested by Florence Short. (fshort)
This week's poem can be found here
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
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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 Dawn’s Awake! by Otto Leland Bohanan, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal URL.]
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!
At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name - all in lowercase: dawnsawake_bohanan_your initials in lowercase_128kb.mp3
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ID3 tags (Version 2.30): ID Tags are completed during Cataloging
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*Best to copy/paste the link provided in the LV Uploader, inserting your initials of course.
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