[Fortnightly Poetry] Above Lavender Bay by Henry Lawson - dl

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Post by aradlaw » January 10th, 2021, 9:10 am

Above Lavender Bay by Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922).
Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson was an Australian writer and bush poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer".
This poem is taken from The Skyline Riders and Other Verses By Henry Lawson (1910) ( Wikipedia)
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’Tis glorious morning everywhere
Save where the alleys lie—
I see the fleecy steam jets bid
“Good morning” to the sky.
The gullies of the waratah
Are near, with fall and pool,
And by the shadowed western rocks
The bays are fresh and cool.

To “points” that hint of Italy—
Of Italy and Spain—
I see the busy ferry boats
Come nosing round again.
To the toy station down below
I see the toy trains run—
(I wonder when those ferry boats
Will get their business done?)

Above the Bay called Lavender
This bard is domiciled,
Where up through rich, dark greenery
The red-tiled roofs are piled—
(At least some are—I hope that soon
They all shall be red-tiled)—
A moonlight night in middle-age
That makes one feel a child.

Close over, to the nearer left—
That feels the ocean breeze—
A full moon in a dim blue sky
A church spire and dark trees.
And, further right, the harsher heights
Of Mosman, Double Bay,
And Rose Bay, with their scattered lights,
Have softened with the day.

And fair across to where we know
The shelving sea cliffs are—
The lighthouse, with a still faint glow,
Beneath a twinkling star.
Across the harbour from the right,
And fairly in a line,
The Clock-tower on the City Hall,
A ship-mast and a pine.

The pale and bright, yet dusky blue,
And crossed by fleecy bars,
Flings out the brilliant city lights,
The moonlight and the stars—
And like a transformation scene,
On sheet glass down below,
The fairy-lighted ferry boats
Are gliding to and fro.


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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 13th, 2021, 5:40 am

Mine is 2.42. I liked and wanted to do the last fortnightly, but I managed to bungle it in every recording session. I'm trying to get in early with it this time!
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lavenderbay_lawson_el0_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » January 13th, 2021, 12:46 pm

Thank you Erin. :thumbs:

You mean, your recording of the last Fortnightly was 'In Vain' :twisted: (I nearly gave up myself.) :P
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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 13th, 2021, 2:54 pm

Oooh, good one. You got me!

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Post by rikkigail2012 » January 13th, 2021, 8:49 pm

Hello! Here is my recording. Time is 2:15. This is only my 3rd contribution to LibriVox, so feedback is welcomed!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lavenderbay_lawson_rp_128kb.mp3

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Post by silverquill » January 14th, 2021, 10:05 am

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Post by sanflolo » January 14th, 2021, 2:58 pm

Mine is 2:09. Being this my first ever contribution, any and all feedback will be appreciated! :)

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Post by pschempf » January 14th, 2021, 5:41 pm

Fritz

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Post by aradlaw » January 14th, 2021, 7:11 pm

Thank you Rikki, Bruce, Larry, Phil and Santiago. :thumbs:
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Post by rikkigail2012 » January 14th, 2021, 7:33 pm

I would like RikkiP please. Thanks!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 14th, 2021, 7:37 pm

The place in question, if you're interested: https://media.timeout.com/images/103855957/750/422/image.jpg

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Post by aradlaw » January 14th, 2021, 7:47 pm

rikkigail2012 wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 7:33 pm
I would like RikkiP please. Thanks!
I see you already have that display name on your catalog page. :D
SonOfTheExiles wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 7:37 pm
The place in question, if you're interested: https://media.timeout.com/images/103855957/750/422/image.jpg

Cheers,
Chris
Thanks Chris, but it looks nothing like the poem. :P
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Post by LeeSalter » January 15th, 2021, 10:41 am


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Post by aradlaw » January 15th, 2021, 8:11 pm

Thank you Lee. :thumbs:
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