Posted: July 7th, 2006, 7:40 am
Oh Betsie, that's lovely, and so perfectly librivoxy.thistlechick wrote:"Art and Heart" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox from Poems of Passion http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/16776
ART AND HEART.
Though critics may bow to art, and I am its own true lover,
It is not art, but _heart_, which wins the wide world over.
Though smooth be the heartless prayer, no ear in Heaven will mind it,
And the finest phrase falls dead if there is no feeling behind it.
Though perfect the player's touch, little, if any, he sways us,
Unless we feel his heart throb through the music he plays us.
Though the poet may spend his life in skilfully rounding a measure,
Unless he writes from a full, warm heart he gives us little pleasure.
So it is not the speech which tells, but the impulse which goes
with the saying;
And it is not the words of the prayer, but the yearning back of
It is not the artist's skill which into our soul comes stealing
With a joy that is almost pain, but it is the player's feeling.
And it is not the poet's song, though sweeter than sweet bells chiming,
Which thrills us through and through, but the heart which beats under
And therefore I say again, though I am art's own true lover,
That it is not art, but heart, which wins the wide world over.
Annie, Can we maybe record that poem (or what ever one wins) as part of the weekly poetry For the week of july 30 to aug 5? That way we could have it ready for the anniversary on Aug 10th?LibraryLady wrote:Oh perfect, just so perfect. The essence of LibriVox.
Sounds perfect!LibraryLady wrote:I was thinking it might even work better to have the winner put up as a separate, special project and have it ongoing until the last possible moment to get as many people to record as possible. As soon as Hugh decides on the winner, I can put up a special thread in the poetry forum for it. Sound okay?