COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 175 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 1st, 2017, 12:15 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 175

This project is complete! All audio files can be found in the catalogue at: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-175-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of December 2017. 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 date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
    • 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:
    spc175_[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. spc175_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 ID tags, 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.

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 1st, 2017, 2:47 pm

I will be away for 5-6 days, and I hope to enjoy any contributions when I return!
Take care, everyone!

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Post by NemoR » December 1st, 2017, 7:01 pm

For when you get back! :D

Choricos, by Richard Aldington (1892 – 1962)
Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/300/10.html
Duration: 3:48
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc175_choricos_nr_128kb.mp3

Under Two Windows, by Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer (1851 – 1934)
Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/300/13.html
Duration: 3:48
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc175_undertwowindows_nr_128kb.mp3

The Singing Place, by Lily A. Long (dates unknown)
Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/300/14.html
Duration: 2:46
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc175_singingplace_nr_128kb.mp3

The poet Richard Aldington is in the catalog, but Mrs. Vam Rensselaer and Lily Long are not - sorry!

I did find a wiki page for Mrs. Rensselaer - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Griswold_Van_Rensselaer

I could find nothing on Lily Long. The only thing I found was this note in Poetry Fpundation. It seems she had four poems published in the Nov. 1912 issue and that is all? - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/lily-a-long

Have a great Holiday Season!!!

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Life is very simple, but everyone seeks difficulty.”

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Post by pschempf » December 1st, 2017, 8:52 pm

Another batch on the growing stack-

The Amaranth, by Vachel Lindsay (1879 – 1931)
Text URL: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/amaranth
Duration: 1:17
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc175_amaranth_ps_128kb.mp3

Prayer at Sunrise, by James Weldon Johnson, 1871 - 1938
Text URL: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/prayer-sunrise
Duration: 1:24
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc175_prayeratsunrise_ps_128kb.mp3

To Hope, by Charlotte Smith (1749 – 1806)
Text URL: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/hope
Duration: 1:11
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc175_tohope_ps_128kb.mp3
Fritz

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Post by Kitty » December 5th, 2017, 10:19 am

here is my first, I chose one poem from the Arabian night collection. So I guess the author is anonymous, correct ? :hmm:

Consider thou, O man by Anonymous
Text URL: https://books.google.lu/books?id=aWaKYEDfjXwC&pg=PA413&dq=Consider+thou,+O+man,+what+these+places+to+thee+showed&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiW4dnc7dTXAhXhCsAKHWhKDVMQ6AEIJjAA#v=onepage&q=Consider%20thou%2C%20O%20man%2C%20what%20these%20places%20to%20thee%20showed&f=false (sorry for the long link :oops: )
Duration: 1:54 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc175_considerthouoman_ss_128kb.mp3

I hope you had a nice holiday :)

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 6th, 2017, 3:18 pm

Thank you, dear people! For your contributions and your wishes :9:

So MW is updated now!
One comment for the poets.org site; it doesn't always state year of publication. So to be sure I try to cross-check in scanned versions that show publication year.
In one such version, I found one extra line at the beginning for the "Prayer at Sunrise" https://archive.org/stream/fiftyyearsot ... 6/mode/2up Just mentioning it, in case you decide to edit, if you see fit.

Sonia, I wasn't able to open the google books link, so I'll be using this as text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/54525 It has the same poem so it should be fine! Is that OK?

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Post by pschempf » December 6th, 2017, 8:52 pm

Now isn't that curious. Does poets.org often have an issue with accuracy? :evil: I have been fighting some respiratory issues for the last 10 days or so, but saw the doctor today and hope to be well shortly and will add the missing bit.
Fritz

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 7th, 2017, 1:09 am

I wouldn't say it is common, but it can happen with any text source, like ocr mistakes and such.
Take care! Get well soon, and feel even better!

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Post by Kitty » December 7th, 2017, 1:20 am

Rapunzelina wrote:Sonia, I wasn't able to open the google books link, so I'll be using this as text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/54525 It has the same poem so it should be fine! Is that OK?
ok sure, if it's the same text then I don't mind which link is put up :)

Sonia

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Post by flowerpower91 » December 7th, 2017, 12:45 pm

Hi! Here is my recording! Please let me know what you think!
The Soul's Prayer by Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/naidu01.html
Duration: 1:49
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelin ... _128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 7th, 2017, 3:44 pm

It's lovely! :9:
You will need to add the outro at the end, plus 5 seconds of silence, and then it'll be perfect. The outro is "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain."

Also remember to fix the filename when you re-upload spc175_soulsprayer_yk_128kb.mp3 :wink:

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Post by soupy » December 8th, 2017, 7:49 am

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Post by flowerpower91 » December 8th, 2017, 9:23 am

Hi Rapunzelina! I hope this is better!

The Soul's Prayer by Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/naidu01.html
Duration:2:02
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelin ... _128kb.mp3

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Post by pschempf » December 8th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Rapunzelina wrote: ...In one such version, I found one extra line at the beginning for the "Prayer at Sunrise" https://archive.org/stream/fiftyyearsot ... 6/mode/2up Just mentioning it, in case you decide to edit, if you see fit...
Rapunzelina-

Fit I saw (and am sort of :roll: ). Here is the corrected file with the errant line added-

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelin ... _128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:27
Fritz

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Post by MaykoMae » December 9th, 2017, 1:38 am

"A Noiseless Patient Spider" by Walt Whitman
Poem URL: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/noi ... ent-spider
Recording Length: 1:01 Minutes
Recording URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelin ... _128kb.mp3

This is my first recording, so I welcome feedback (but please be gentle with me :mrgreen: )! I just go by Mayko X)

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