COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 208 - rap

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Post by soupy » September 17th, 2020, 10:22 am

The task of life should last as long as life lasts, that is the task of living.

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The Spirit of the Age. 3 sections left

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Post by k5hsj » September 17th, 2020, 4:54 pm

Rapunzelina,

With the air in my part of California clearing up for a bit, I thought I should get my September poems read before I started coughing again. :)

Through Time and Bitter Distance by E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913)
Text: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102154400
Duration: 1:25
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_throughtime_wt_128kb.mp3

Monotone by Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/165/92.html
Duration: 0:58
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_monotone_wt_128kb.mp3

Departed Days by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7400
Duration: 1:11
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_departeddays_wt_128kb.mp3

Cheers,

Winston
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Post by soupy » September 17th, 2020, 5:06 pm

The Wedding of Artashes and Satenik
by Moses of Khorene 410-490 AD
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movses_Khorenatsi

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/54036

It rained showers of gold when Artashes became a bridegroom.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_artashesandsatenik_cc_128kb.mp3

1:03

Craig
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Post by Kitty » September 18th, 2020, 10:25 am

and the last for September from me, grieving over a loss:

"Stanzas occasioned by the death of a relative abroad" by Bernard Barton (1784-1849)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/poems00bartgoog/page/n244/mode/2up
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_stanzasoccasionedbythedeath_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 3:18 min.

see you in the next collection :) have a nice weekend

Sonia

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Post by algarner » September 18th, 2020, 10:20 pm

"A Sonnet to My Lady with the Jaundice" by Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/49942/49942-h/49942-h.htm#A_SONNET
Duration: 1:02
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_sonnettomyladywithjaundice_alg_128kb.mp3
Name: Anamika (this is my first recording!)

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 19th, 2020, 7:39 am

Thank you, Craig, Winston, and Sonia :9:
and a special welcome to Anamika! :clap: Congrats on your first Librivox recording! All perfect! This is you Reader Page: https://librivox.org/reader/14983 which you can also access through your name-link in the magic Window. It lists all projects you read for, so it might look a bit empty now, but I hope you enjoy recording, and gradually fill it up!
It can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing projects, under the "Reader section details" link.
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Post by RobMarland » September 20th, 2020, 1:37 am

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Post by rreiman » September 20th, 2020, 9:04 am

I would like to record a poem by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, "UnGuarded Gates," published in the Atlantic magazine in 1892. It is not on Project Gutenberg. Do you know if this is considered in the public domain? Thanks,

Richard

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 20th, 2020, 9:24 am

rreiman wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 9:04 am
I would like to record a poem by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, "UnGuarded Gates," published in the Atlantic magazine in 1892. It is not on Project Gutenberg. Do you know if this is considered in the public domain? Thanks,

Richard
Yes, it is in the public domain. :thumbs: Have you found the text from the original publication? Any later publication (later than 1925, inclusive) might have changes and would not be in the public domain.
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Post by rreiman » September 20th, 2020, 9:34 am

Thank you for this reply. Yes, I am reading it from the original Atlantic publication of 1892, viewable here on p. 57 of the original edition:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924077727950&view=1up&seq=63

I will post it here this morning.

Richard

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Post by rreiman » September 20th, 2020, 9:37 am

Here is my recording of "Unguarded Gates," by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, which I have run through the Checker and processed with noise reduction:


https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_unguardedgates_rr_128kb.mp3

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, "Unguarded Gates" (1892)

Source of Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924077727950&view=1up&seq=63


3:03

Thanks,

Richard :)
Last edited by rreiman on September 21st, 2020, 1:28 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by rreiman » September 21st, 2020, 1:30 pm

I wonder how long it takes to have a recording reviewed and published in the magic window? I am just asking about the following:

Here is my recording of "Unguarded Gates," by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, which I have run through the Checker and processed with noise reduction:


https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_unguardedgates_rr_128kb.mp3

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, "Unguarded Gates" (1892)

Source of Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924077727950&view=1up&seq=63


3:03

Thanks,

Richard

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 21st, 2020, 1:36 pm

I try not to be longer than a week. I like to have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the poetry, because poems are so special recordings. They convey feeling, as well as meaning, that is why I don't want to do it in a rushed proof-listening session, so as to experience them in full.
I am very grateful to our readers for these experiences that they offer to me and to the rest of our listeners. :9:

Thank you for your patience!

P.S. I have a day off tomorrow, so it's probably happening then. :D
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 22nd, 2020, 1:38 am

Thank you for these two poems, Rob! I admire how you make all the work by Wilde available in audio format! :clap:
PL OK and in the Magic Window!
rreiman wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 9:37 am
Here is my recording of "Unguarded Gates," by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, which I have run through the Checker and processed with noise reduction:


https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_unguardedgates_rr_128kb.mp3

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, "Unguarded Gates" (1892)

Source of Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924077727950&view=1up&seq=63


3:03

Thanks,

Richard :)
Thank you, Richard! That was a fine reading, with a voice "of steal"!
I appreciate you've been anxious to have your recording reviewed. It's perfect, PL OK, and finally in the Magic Window :D

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September 20th, 2020, 1:57 pm
“The City” by H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937)

https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/poetry/p184.aspx

2:17

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_TheCity_DC_128kb.mp3

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Hi Derek! Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection! :clap:
Thank you for your recording! Indeed a rendition, worthy to be called Lovecraftian!

Since it's your first upload, I also did a check on the tech specs. Your file is in stereo, while mono is required. Do you use Audacity? It's pretty easy to fix in Audacity: open your recording in Audacity, go to menu Tracks -> Mix -> Mix stereo down to mono, and you will see the double track turn into a single one!
To set all of your future recordings to be recorded in mono, go to menu Edit -> Preferences, tab "Devices", and make sure that for "Recording Channels" it's "1 (Mono)" selected from the drop-down menu. Click OK there to save.
I would also amplify by 3-4 dB (from menu Effect -> Amplify...) because it's a bit softer than target volume (89dB, +/- 2). (I use the Checker to check files and measure volume).
Then when you export as mp3, in the Options also tick "Force export to mono", just in case it helps to keep it in mono. For filename, please use spc208_city_dc_128kb (no upper case, skip articles) and that should be it! :D You can then upload your new file and post the link here when you're ready.

If it's not Audacity you use, hopefully you'll know how to fix it to mono. I'm unfortunately not familiar with other recording software. If needed, you can post for help (or search for answers) in the Need Help forum: viewforum.php?f=23
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