OPEN Short Poetry Collection 210 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 1st, 2020, 3:38 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 210

This is an open collection of poems for the month of November 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. :)
  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.
    • 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:
    spc210_[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. spc210_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. :)

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Post by Kitty » November 2nd, 2020, 12:11 pm

aha ! first in this month 8-)

a meditative poem to start the collection....

"The Prodigal" by Aubrey Thomas de Vere (1814-1902) / not yet in the catalogue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aubrey_Thomas_de_Vere /
Text: https://archive.org/details/Poems1855/page/n211/mode/2up
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_prodigal_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:13 min.

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 2nd, 2020, 5:01 pm

Thank you, Sonia! :thumbs:

Also a poem over from another collection, now renamed as https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_raven_mdl_128kb.mp3
Edit 5 November: I just realized cavaet is using his recording in a Personal Poe Collection, so I'm taking it off this collection. Well, a person can wait for his recording to be published for so long before launching a project to use it :mrgreen: :lol:

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Post by calvinzurc » November 2nd, 2020, 5:05 pm

Life on the Farm; in Amusing Rhyme by Anonymous
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59346
Duration: 1 min 48 secs.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_lifeonthefarm_cc_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 2nd, 2020, 5:22 pm

Hi Calvin! Welcome to Librivox and the Poetry collection! :clap:

What an entertaining little poem! :D Thank you for offering it here! Just one request, because for poems we use an abbreviated intro and closing words. Please check the first post for more details, but basically it's:

• 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.
• Then read the poem.
• At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.

Will you be able to do this change? Do you need any guidance on editing? Thank you!

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Post by calvinzurc » November 2nd, 2020, 5:42 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 5:22 pm
Hi Calvin! Welcome to Librivox and the Poetry collection! :clap:

What an entertaining little poem! :D Thank you for offering it here! Just one request, because for poems we use an abbreviated intro and closing words. Please check the first post for more details, but basically it's:

• 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.
• Then read the poem.
• At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.

Will you be able to do this change? Do you need any guidance on editing? Thank you!
Thank you so much for the edit! I've made the changes, and hopefully this one is good! Let me know if there are other things that I might have missed :D
Life on the Farm; in Amusing Rhyme by Anonymous
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59346
Duration: 1 min 38 secs.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_lifeonthefarm_cc_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 2nd, 2020, 5:54 pm

Perfect! Nothing else needs changing! Thank you for your contribution! May there be many more! :birthday:

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Post by Kitty » November 3rd, 2020, 1:25 am

and my other two, so I am done early with this project this month:

"To a Gipsy Child by the Sea-Shore" by Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
Text: https://archive.org/details/poems00arnogoog/page/n176/mode/2up
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_toagipsychild_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 4:55 min.

"Ruth" by Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-1872)
Text: https://archive.org/details/cu31924022082295/page/n303/mode/2up
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_ruth_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:49 min.

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 3rd, 2020, 3:58 am

Thank you, Sonia! :clap:

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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 4th, 2020, 8:21 am

Hello Rapunzelina,

One from a new fellow. Thank you for creating entries for so many new authors in addition to the PLing. The time you spend on it is appreciated!

'The Grave, the Grave' by Siegfried August Mahlmann (1771 –1826)
Text: https://archive.org/details/poems00mang/page/174/mode/2up
Duration: 2.00
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_gravegrave_el_128kb.mp3

Siegfried August Mahlmann was a German poet, editor, short story author and novelist from Leipzig.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_August_Mahlmann

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Post by sophiaboydd » November 4th, 2020, 5:14 pm

The Sun Has Long Been Set by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/words01.html#8
Duration: 50 seconds
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/thesunhaslongbeenset_sb_128kb.mp3

-Sophie Boyd

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Post by calvinzurc » November 5th, 2020, 1:23 am

The Adventures of the Little Woman, Her Dog, and the Pedlar by Anonymous
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22755
Duration: 1 min 30 secs.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_theadventuresofthelittlewoman_apc_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 5th, 2020, 7:02 am

Newgatenovelist wrote:
November 4th, 2020, 8:21 am
Hello Rapunzelina,

One from a new fellow. Thank you for creating entries for so many new authors in addition to the PLing. The time you spend on it is appreciated!

'The Grave, the Grave' by Siegfried August Mahlmann (1771 –1826)
Text: https://archive.org/details/poems00mang/page/174/mode/2up
Duration: 2.00
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_gravegrave_el_128kb.mp3

Siegfried August Mahlmann was a German poet, editor, short story author and novelist from Leipzig.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_August_Mahlmann

Erin
That was so good! Translating poetry can be tricky, and I haven't seen the original, but this piece is quite the thing!

Thank you for the appreciation! Adding new authors is not too bad, especially considering it broadens our database! And PLing? I enjoy every minute of it! Thank you for enriching the Catalogue!

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 5th, 2020, 7:09 am

sophiaboydd wrote:
November 4th, 2020, 5:14 pm
The Sun Has Long Been Set by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/words01.html#8
Duration: 50 seconds
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/thesunhaslongbeenset_sb_128kb.mp3

-Sophie Boyd
Hi Sophie! Welcome to the Poetry Collection! Thank you for this recording, which is such a pleasant poem to listen to :9:

I would like to ask if you could fix some of the technical specs and re-upload. Namely the bit-rate and volume. If you use Audacity, open your recording in Audacity, and go to menu Effect -> Amplify..., enter 10 for "Amplification (dB)" and click OK. You should see the waveform increasing. Then go to export as mp3, and, in the Options, choose "Constant" for Bit Rate Mode, and "128kbps" for Quality. Enter spc210_sunhaslongbeenset_sb_128kb as filename, export and upload your new file to check again! Thank you, and please ask if there's anything.

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 5th, 2020, 7:11 am

calvinzurc wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 1:23 am
The Adventures of the Little Woman, Her Dog, and the Pedlar by Anonymous
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22755
Duration: 1 min 30 secs.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc210_theadventuresofthelittlewoman_apc_128kb.mp3
Thank you, Calvin, for yet another comical rhyme! Poor little woman! All great with your recording! Your reading is very fitting!

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