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Post by Rapunzelina » October 1st, 2020, 10:00 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 209

This is an open collection of poems for the month of October 2020. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
Something different for this month: An optional theme!
October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it recently having been mentioned that female poets are underrepresented at Librivox, let's combine these two issues and dedicate this month's collection to female poets. Of course any and all poems will be accepted to the collection as always regardless of poet's sex, the above is just a suggestion for those who are still looking for ideas.
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 74 minutes (so as to fit in an audio CD)
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding (if you wish) date, location, your personal URL, etc.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc209_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc209_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

Magic Window:



BC Admin.
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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Come read female poets for October's Poetry Collection

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 1st, 2020, 10:02 am

NobeBooks wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 2:03 pm

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Text URL:
https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/poe01.html#4
Duration: 8:24
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc208_raven_jw_128,mp3.mp3
A poem over from last month's collection.
Come read female poets for October's Poetry Collection

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Post by Newgatenovelist » October 1st, 2020, 12:57 pm

Hello Rapunzelina,

It looks like we both had a similar idea for this month. I hope it yields excellent results! One of the poems is thematically appropriate, too!

A small note - in the first poem, one line is printed with 'the the'. I've just read it once, as it make less sense and doesn't scan if it's read twice. Sorry if it's a bit fussy to say all this!

'The Boy on the Moor' by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797–1848)
Text: https://archive.org/details/germanclassicsof07franuoft/page/440/mode/2up
Duration: 3.34
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_boyonthemoor_el_128kb.mp3

'On the Tower' by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797–1848)
Text: https://archive.org/details/germanclassicsof07franuoft/page/440/mode/2up
Duration: 2.17
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_onthetower_el_128kb.mp3

'The Desolate House' by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797–1848)
Text: https://archive.org/details/germanclassicsof07franuoft/page/442/mode/2up
Duration: 4.13
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_desolatehouse_el_128kb.mp3

Erin

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Post by Horner94 » October 1st, 2020, 6:25 pm

Hello,
Here is my first contribution:
Author: Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928).
URL to text: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57337/england-to-germany-in-1914
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_englandtogermany_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:12

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Horner94 » October 1st, 2020, 6:43 pm

Hello,
Here is my second contribution:
Author: Hannah More (2 February 1745 – 7 September 1833)
URL to text: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/51886/the-hackney-coachman-or-the-way-to-get-a-good-fare
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_thehackneycoachman_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 02:57


Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 2nd, 2020, 1:43 pm

Horner94 wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 6:25 pm
Hello,
Here is my first contribution:
Author: Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928).
URL to text: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57337/england-to-germany-in-1914
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_englandtogermany_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:12

Kind regards,
Chad
Thank you, Chad! Your recordings are in the Magic Window, and marked PL OK!
I'd like to ask to use either gutenberg.org or scanned text sources, because anywhere else in the internet there may be poems from copyrighted sources. For example, the above poem says it was taken from a 2001 copyrighted publication, if you note the source mention below the poem. Fortunately, the same poem is in gutenberg.org https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3255/3255-h/3255-h.htm
And I was able to find Miss More's poem in a scanned google book https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TxwkAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA463
Thanks! :9:


Newgatenovelist wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 12:57 pm
Hello Rapunzelina,

It looks like we both had a similar idea for this month. I hope it yields excellent results! One of the poems is thematically appropriate, too!

Great, Erin! Thank you for your recordings! PL OK and in the MW! :wink:
Come read female poets for October's Poetry Collection

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Post by algarner » October 2nd, 2020, 5:32 pm

-- Anamika

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Post by Kitty » October 3rd, 2020, 8:44 am

my first for this month:

"To the Nightingale" by William Drummond (I couldn't find any dates for him, I think it might be this one: https://librivox.org/author/8291 because of the date the book is released, but I'm not sure) Strangely enough this guy is not linked to any project yet :hmm:
Text source: https://archive.org/details/selectbeautiesa01headgoog/page/n138/mode/2up
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_tothenightingale_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:16 min.

Sonia

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Post by Horner94 » October 3rd, 2020, 3:45 pm

Hello,
Here is my third and final contribution:
Author: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Title: Annabel Lee
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8893/pg8893-images.html
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_annabellee_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 02:07

Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by k5hsj » October 3rd, 2020, 10:54 pm

Something different for this month: An optional theme!
October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it recently having been mentioned that female poets are underrepresented at Librivox, let's combine these two issues and dedicate this month's collection to female poets.
Great idea, Rapunzelina! 🎀 Here are my contributions:

Let It Be Forgotten by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/591
Duration: 0:57
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_letitbeforgotten_wt_128kb.mp3

Never May the Fruit Be Picked by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59474
Duration: 0:59
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_nevermayfruit_wt_128kb.mp3

Her Lips Are Copper Wire by Jean Toomer (1894-1967)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60093)
Duration: 0:56
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_herlipsarecopperwire_wt_128kb.mp3

Winston
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Post by silverquill » October 4th, 2020, 8:36 pm

Trying not to be so last-minute this month.

First selection, since we are honoring women poets, is a tribute to them.
Katherine Hale is a pseudonym for Amelia Beers Warnock Garvin.
I think she is new to the LV catalog, what ever way she should be listed.
Here is her Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Hale

Poetesses by Katherine Hale 1874 -1956
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63153
1:18
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_poetesses_lcw_128kb.mp3

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My second selection is from a poet I thought obscure, only to find that this selection has already appeared in two previous monthly collections. Nonetheless, I offer it since it is about where I live.

Ghosts by Marguerite Mooers Marshall 1887- 1964
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63265
1:32
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_ghosts_lcw_128kb.mp3

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Finally, a poem that I'm sure has been recorded many times, but is a poem, more than any other that first germinated a love for poetry in me in my youth.

Sonnet 48 of Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 –1861
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2002
1:10
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_sonnet48_lcw_128kb.mp3
~ Larry

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Post by brucek » October 5th, 2020, 9:20 am

Hi Rapunzelina. Here are three from the amazing Edith Nesbit. :)

1)
The Refusal, by Edith Nesbit (1858 - 1924)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50162
Duration: 1:16
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_refusal_bk_128kb.mp3

2)
New College Gardens, Oxford, by Edith Nesbit (1858 - 1924)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50162
Duration: 1:46
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_newcollegegardens_bk_128kb.mp3

3)
Chains Invisible, by Edith Nesbit (1858 - 1924)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50162
Duration: 2:15
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_chainsinvisible_bk_128kb.mp3

~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by shortcircuit » October 5th, 2020, 12:36 pm


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Post by Rapunzelina » October 5th, 2020, 1:30 pm

Fantastic! :clap:
Thank you, Anamika, Sonia, Chad, Winston, Larry, Bruce, and Maria!

Kitty wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 8:44 am
(I couldn't find any dates for him, I think it might be this one: https://librivox.org/author/8291 because of the date the book is released, but I'm not sure)
It is him :thumbs:
silverquill wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Finally, a poem that I'm sure has been recorded many times, but is a poem, more than any other that first germinated a love for poetry in me in my youth.

Sonnet 48 of Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 –1861
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2002
1:10
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_sonnet48_lcw_128kb.mp3
I think this is Sonnet 43 :?: in case it makes a difference and you'd like to change it. Otherwise, I'll mark it PL OK.
shortcircuit wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 12:36 pm
2) Patterns, by Amy Lowell (1874-1925)
Text: https://dev.gutenberg.org/files/37469/37469-h/37469-h.htm#chapter41
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_patterns_mlm_128kb.mp3
Duration: (4:15)
What a sad poem... I wanted to comment that the beginning silence is a tad longer than comfortable (it's just the moment when the mind begins to wonder "did I hit play?" ) that's why the suggested beginning silence is between 0,5 and 1 second, if you'd like to adjust that. It's not critical though, so it's optional to re-upload. It's marked PL OK in the Magic Window. Thanks! :D
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Post by shortcircuit » October 5th, 2020, 1:51 pm

What a sad poem... I wanted to comment that the beginning silence is a tad longer than comfortable (it's just the moment when the mind begins to wonder "did I hit play?" ) that's why the suggested beginning silence is between 0,5 and 1 second, if you'd like to adjust that. It's not critical though, so it's optional to re-upload. It's marked PL OK in the Magic Window. Thanks! :D
I reuploaded it here: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc209_patterns_mlm_128kb.mp3 (I just chopped off some of the silence at the start, duration is now: 4:14)!

I need to read more of Amy Lowell's work now, this was one of the first of her poems I've read and now my heart aches a little!
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