COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 177 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 1st, 2018, 1:26 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 177

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-177-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of February 2018. 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:
    spc177_[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. spc177_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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Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by Kitty » February 1st, 2018, 10:56 am

first in, and I'm not starting small. This is quite a curious poem about politics. It's a sort of satire of the times, but even though I had no idea who all these politicians were, one needs only insert names of more recent politicians, and the message of the poem is uncannily modern still. My favourite quote is "In Falsehood Probability imploys, nor his old Lies with newer Lies destroys" :mrgreen:

February being the month of carnival and fun, I think a political satire is fitting very well.

The art of Politicks by James Bramston (1694–1743) / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bramston (I think he is not yet in the database)
Text URL: https://books.google.lu/books?id=IxVEAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1&hl=de&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false
Duration: 30:24 min. (sorry, don't get a shock)
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc177_artofpoliticks_ss_128kb.mp3

I promise the next two will be shorter

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 1st, 2018, 2:16 pm

That's a great piece! Pure genius! Thank you, Sonia!

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Post by Kitty » February 1st, 2018, 2:21 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 1st, 2018, 2:16 pm
That's a great piece! Pure genius! Thank you, Sonia!
oh I'm so happy you like it. Somewhere in the middle of recording I feared...whoever will listen to this, it's so obscure :help: but that is only because of the many names. Once you look past the names, you notice how up-to-date it still is.

I also thought you'd smile when you encounter the Greek words ;) When I saw them I had to decipher it letter by letter. Then I only realized it's an English name, not Greek at all :lol:

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Post by NemoR » February 1st, 2018, 3:36 pm

Here is my first for the month:

Author: Constance Lindsay Skinner (1877-1939)
Title: The Change-song
Text URL:http://www.bartleby.com/300/317.html
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc177_changesong_nr_128kb.mp3
Duration: 3:20
Nemo

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 2nd, 2018, 1:43 am

Cool! Thank you, Nemo! MW is updated!

Kitty wrote: I also thought you'd smile when you encounter the Greek words ;) When I saw them I had to decipher it letter by letter. Then I only realized it's an English name, not Greek at all :lol:
Yes, I was impressed at how well you can read Greek :mrgreen:

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 3rd, 2018, 8:02 am

Here are mine for the month:

'Hasheesh Visions' by Rosa Vertner Jeffrey (1828-1894)
Text: https://archive.org/details/crimsonhandother00jeff (pp. 23-30)
Duration: 13.09
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc177_hasheeshvisions_el_128kb.mp3


'Forevermore' by Rosa Vertner Jeffrey (1828-1894)
Text: https://archive.org/details/crimsonhandother00jeff (pp. 71-74)
Duration: 5.33
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc177_forevermore_el_128kb.mp3


'Cleopatra' by Rosa Vertner Jeffrey (1828-1894)
Text: https://archive.org/details/crimsonhandother00jeff (pp. 74-75)
Duration: 3.30
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc177_cleopatra_el_128kb.mp3

The lovely lady has her very own Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Vertner_Jeffrey

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Post by brianna » February 3rd, 2018, 1:11 pm

hello, here is my contribution:

A Dream by Alice Cary ( 1820-1871)

MP3:https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc177_adream_br_128kb.mp3

duration: 1.18

text:http://theotherpages.org/poems/2000/c/cary51.html

Brianna
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Post by Algy Pug » February 3rd, 2018, 8:27 pm

Here's one:

Author: Arthur Hugh Clough (1819 - 1861)
Title: There is no god, the wicked sayeth
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/clough01.html#6
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc177_thereisnogod_alp_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:34

Cheers
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 4th, 2018, 12:28 pm

The lovely lady has her very own Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Vertner_Jeffrey
And now, she has her very own catalogue page :D


Thank you for your contributions, Erin, Brianna and Algy Pug! The Magic Window is updated with PL OKs!

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Post by Kitty » February 5th, 2018, 9:54 am

my second, much shorter, as promised. This is a bit of a practice recording for me. I chose a very Christian hymn because I am about to start recording for a project with lots of religious poetry soon, and being unused to that topic, I wanted to test if I could read them convincingly ;)

The Christian Warfare by Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
Text URL: https://archive.org/stream/psalmsandhymnsi00burdgoog#page/n415/mode/2up
Duration: 1:36 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc177_christianwarfare_ss_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 5th, 2018, 10:28 am

Thank you, Sonia!
Did it feel strange reading religious poetry?
For me, listening, it felt natural so I think you'll succeed :)

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Post by Nuria » February 5th, 2018, 10:34 am

A Cross-Road Epitaph by Amy Levy (1861-1889)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/minorpoetandothe00levyuoft
Duration:0:33
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc177_crossroadepitaph_ko_128kb.mp3

I hope it is ok that the poem starts with a German phrase.
It means: At the cross-road the one is buried who killed himself.

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Post by Kitty » February 5th, 2018, 10:38 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 5th, 2018, 10:28 am
Did it feel strange reading religious poetry?
yes, I'm not much into religious poetry, to be honest. But yes, if I see them as poems, and not as ideology, then I think it will be fine. :9:

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 5th, 2018, 4:07 pm

Religious poetry has its beauty, too! I hope you'll enjoy the project, Sonia!
Nuria wrote:
February 5th, 2018, 10:34 am
A Cross-Road Epitaph by Amy Levy (1861-1889)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/minorpoetandothe00levyuoft
Duration:0:33
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc177_crossroadepitaph_ko_128kb.mp3

I hope it is ok that the poem starts with a German phrase.
It means: At the cross-road the one is buried who killed himself.
Yes, it's fine, and all is perfect! Magic Window updated!

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