COMPLETE [Fortnightly Poetry] The Sea by Virna Sheard - dl

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Post by aradlaw » April 2nd, 2020, 6:26 pm

The Sea by Virna Sheard (1865 - 1943).

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One hundred and eight years ago (next week), the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic on 15 April 1912, claiming more than 1500 lives. This poem is a tribute to all who perished that night. ( David Lawrence)
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The sea is just a cradle wide and deep,—
A cradle that the moon rocks to and fro;
What peace they find who there fall fast asleep,
What lovely dreams,—'Tis not for us to know.

But God hath sent the angel of the sea
To sing to them an endless lullaby;
And that they may not dread night's mystery,
He lights for them the candles of the sky.

They are infolded by the silken waves,
And wrapped in shining blue, and emerald green;
They drift through opalescent ocean caves,
That only God Himself hath ever seen.

The great salt wind that no man holds in thrall,
Touches them softly, as it passes by;—
I think the silver sea gulls know them all,
And greet them with their lonely tender cry.

For but a little little round of years,
The sweet sun-sprinkled foam will be their bed,
And they will slumber—hushed from any fears—
To waken, when the sea gives up her dead.


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Post by aradlaw » April 5th, 2020, 7:33 am

Yes, I've put this poem down as a Fortnightly to stretch over to next week to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic (April 14 - 15).
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Post by Horner94 » April 5th, 2020, 8:32 am

Hello,
Below is my contribution:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sea_sheard_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:26

Best regards,
Chad

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Post by aradlaw » April 5th, 2020, 8:57 am

Thank you Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » April 5th, 2020, 11:44 am

Here is my contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sea_sheard_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:42

Take care, stay healthy and safe!

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Post by jdgibson » April 6th, 2020, 8:38 am

Thank you,
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Post by aradlaw » April 6th, 2020, 5:39 pm

Thank you Graham, Greg, Dave, Bruce, JD Gibson and H. Anne. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » April 6th, 2020, 5:45 pm

philmacc wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Hello: Here's mine at 1:27

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sea_sheard_pmc_128kb.mp3
Welcome to LibriVox Phil :D , good first reading :thumbs:

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Post by GregGiordano » April 7th, 2020, 5:01 am

aradlaw wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Thank you Graham, Greg, Dave, Bruce, JD Gibson and H. Anne. :thumbs:
I took a break from LV for awhile. It is great to be back!

Take care,

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Post by philmacc » April 7th, 2020, 6:57 am

Sorry about that. Try this one:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sea_sheard_pmc_128kb.mp3

philmacc is fine for an identifier. Thanks.

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