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Post by aradlaw » February 22nd, 2021, 7:31 pm

Longing for Spring-time by George Moore ( - )

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George Logan Moore was an Irish Irish poet, there is not much information on him out there. This poem is taken from the Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, March 15, 1879, apparently, he was paid 10s 6d for this poem.
This Fortnightly Poem is dedicated to the long-awaited coming of Spring. (Summary by David Lawrence)
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Longing for Spring-time by George Moore read for librivox.org by [your name].
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Haste, hoary Winter! Loose thy weary Chain
From the dull heavens and the deadened earth,
That the soft bloom of flowers, the gladsome birth
Of bloss'my Spring may visit us again.

No feathery leaflets flutter on the lime;
No flower-buds bursting, gem the sward beneath;
No songbirds warble with melodious breath,
As in the joyous flush of summer-time.

Thy touch hath chilled the greenness from the bough,
Robbed the still forest of its pleasing shade;
Thy wild breath swept the flowers from the glade;
And birds have fled to balmier regions now.

Then haste thee, in thine ice-wheeled car, away
To the ice-carven deserts of the North,
That the Queen-maiden Spring may venture forth,
And gladden hill and meadow with her sway.

In her soft hands a beaker brimmed with buds;
On her soft lips a burst of youthful song;
The sunshine in her shadeless eyes among
The sleeping boughs, shall quicken all the woods.

Then shall the joyous merle amid sprays
Of pink-flushed hawthorn join the robin's glee,
And the glad thrush sing softly from the tree,
Filling the clear air with his loveful lays;

Then shall the stream make gentle murmuring,
In amber light between new-blossomed trees,
And all the butterflies and golden bees
Winnow the warm air in the wake of Spring.

Along the green bank, on the velvet sod,
All bright with flowers, my daily walk shall be;
And these shall turn my thankful heart to thee,
Their painter and their maker, who art God.
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Post by silverquill » February 22nd, 2021, 11:43 pm

Ah, as more new snows falls today upon the ice, the birch trees bent low and frozen into the pond, I am longing for spring-time!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/springtime_moore_lcw_128kb.mp3 2:08

There does seem, however, to be a typo in the poem -- Next to last verse, third line:

Text as given: "Ald all the butterflies..." I tried to make this work; couldn't find source for the poem, but I think that should be "And all the butterflies. . . " I read it both ways, but submitted the second version.
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Post by Horner94 » February 23rd, 2021, 7:44 am

Hello,
Here is my recorded reading of this poem: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/springtime_moore_cjph_mp3.mp3
Time: 02:27

Kind regards,
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Post by aradlaw » February 23rd, 2021, 8:28 am

Thank you Larry* and Chad**. :thumbs:
* yes Larry that should be 'and'
** Chad, there is a noticeable background hum in your reading this time, could you fix the filename and upload please?
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Post by adrianstephens » February 25th, 2021, 2:31 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by aradlaw » February 25th, 2021, 8:14 am

Thank you Adrian, could you correct the filename and upload please?
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Post by brucek » February 25th, 2021, 9:27 am


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Post by brucek » February 25th, 2021, 9:33 am

Not to be too picky, but in verse 2, line 1, there are no feathery leaflets fluttering on "the" lime.

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Post by adrianstephens » February 25th, 2021, 11:58 am

aradlaw wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 8:14 am
Thank you Adrian, could you correct the filename and upload please?
Oops. I was looking at that filename earlier and wondering about it. I didn't have the wit to check.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/springtime_moore_aps_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » February 25th, 2021, 4:06 pm

Thank you Lee. :thumbs:

Thanks for the edit Adrian. :D
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Post by GregGiordano » February 26th, 2021, 3:12 am

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/springtime_moore_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 2:35

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Post by aradlaw » February 26th, 2021, 1:08 pm

Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » February 26th, 2021, 1:12 pm

aradlaw wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 1:08 pm
Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
You are most welcome!

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Post by ICGM918 » February 28th, 2021, 9:02 am

Here's my contribution: 1m 48s

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/springtime_moore_icg_128kb.mp3
Please call me Isabella.
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