COMPLETE [Fortnightly Poetry] The Lonely House by Emily Dickinson - dl

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Post by aradlaw » October 11th, 2020, 8:16 am

The Lonely House by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886).

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The Lonely House seems a good prelude to Halloween. ( David Lawrence)
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The Lonely House by Emily Dickinson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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I know some lonely houses off the road
A robber 'd like the look of, —
Wooden barred,
And windows hanging low,
Inviting to
A portico,
Where two could creep:
One hand the tools,
The other peep
To make sure all's asleep.
Old-fashioned eyes,
Not easy to surprise!

How orderly the kitchen 'd look by night,
With just a clock, —
But they could gag the tick,
And mice won't bark;
And so the walls don't tell,
None will.

A pair of spectacles ajar just stir —
An almanac's aware.
Was it the mat winked,
Or a nervous star?
The moon slides down the stair
To see who's there.

There's plunder, — where?
Tankard, or spoon,
Earring, or stone,
A watch, some ancient brooch
To match the grandmamma,
Staid sleeping there.

Day rattles, too,
Stealth's slow;
The sun has got as far
As the third sycamore.
Screams chanticleer,
"Who's there?"
And echoes, trains away,
Sneer — "Where?"
While the old couple, just astir,
Fancy the sunrise left the door ajar!

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Post by Horner94 » October 11th, 2020, 10:12 am

Hello -
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lonelyhouse_dickinson_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:43

Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by aradlaw » October 11th, 2020, 3:10 pm

Thank you Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » October 11th, 2020, 3:11 pm

Here is my reading...
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lonelyhouse_dickinson_dl_128kb.mp3
1:43
Could someone please PL?
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Post by brucek » October 12th, 2020, 8:45 am

aradlaw wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Here is my reading...
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lonelyhouse_dickinson_dl_128kb.mp3
1:43
Could someone please PL?
Hi David,

Yours is PL OK.

~~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by honeyluck » October 12th, 2020, 9:50 am

Hi, here is mine. It is my first time here, so constructive feedback would be appreciated.

Thank you!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lonelyhouse_dickinson_hnylk_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » October 12th, 2020, 5:49 pm

honeyluck wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 9:50 am
Hi, here is mine. It is my first time here, so constructive feedback would be appreciated.

Thank you!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lonelyhouse_dickinson_hnylk_128kb.mp3
welcome to Librivox honeyluck :D good first reading, but a couple of tech issues to correct...
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Post by aradlaw » October 12th, 2020, 5:54 pm

brucek wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 8:45 am
Hi David,

Yours is PL OK.

~~~~~~
Bruce.
Thank you for the PL Bruce. :)
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Post by brucek » October 13th, 2020, 7:28 am

You're welcome, David. And here's mine at 1:53

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lonelyhouse_dickinson_bk_128kb.mp3

~~~~~
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Post by aradlaw » October 13th, 2020, 8:53 am

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by TripHazard » October 13th, 2020, 12:35 pm

Hi, here is my recording.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lonelyhouse_dickinson_mf_128kb.mp3

Length = 1:40

Cheers!

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Post by aradlaw » October 13th, 2020, 7:32 pm

Thank you Micheal, good reading, but there is a pretty bad background hum in your file, have you changed your recording set up at all?
You can try checking mic plugs, is the USB (if any) plugged into the computer itself or a hub?
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Post by RomaSingh » October 13th, 2020, 8:43 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lonelyhouse_dickinson_rs_128kb.mp3

Please list me as RomaSingh. Mine at 1:14. Thanks.

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Post by TripHazard » October 14th, 2020, 5:10 am

aradlaw wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Thank you Micheal, good reading, but there is a pretty bad background hum in your file, have you changed your recording set up at all?
You can try checking mic plugs, is the USB (if any) plugged into the computer itself or a hub?
My usb mic was plugged directly into my computer, as it usually is, but I had moved it from the side cabinet onto my desk proper, on which the computer sits. It is likely picking up vibrations from the fan. I'll shift the mic away and try redoing it, ta

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Post by silverquill » October 14th, 2020, 8:52 am

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