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Post by aradlaw » March 17th, 2018, 6:23 pm

Sunshine by Vachel Lindsay (1879 - 1931).

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It is hardly necessary, perhaps, to mention Mr. Lindsay's loyalty to the people of his place and hour, or the training in sympathy with their aims and ideals which he has achieved through vagabondish wanderings in the Middle West. And we may permit time to decide how far he expresses their emotion. But it may be opportune to emphasize his plea for poetry as a song art, an art appealing to the ear rather than the eye. THE CONGO AND OTHER POEMS; Introduction by Harriet Monroe (1860 - 1936)
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For a Very Little Girl, Not a Year Old. Catharine Frazee Wakefield.

The sun gives not directly
The coal, the diamond crown;
Not in a special basket
Are these from Heaven let down.

The sun gives not directly
The plough, man's iron friend;
Not by a path or stairway
Do tools from Heaven descend.

Yet sunshine fashions all things
That cut or burn or fly;
And corn that seems upon the earth
Is made in the hot sky.

The gravel of the roadbed,
The metal of the gun,
The engine of the airship
Trace somehow from the sun.

And so your soul, my lady—
(Mere sunshine, nothing more)—
Prepares me the contraptions
I work with or adore.

Within me cornfields rustle,
Niagaras roar their way,
Vast thunderstorms and rainbows
Are in my thought to-day.

Ten thousand anvils sound there
By forges flaming white,
And many books I read there,
And many books I write;

And freedom's bells are ringing,
And bird-choirs chant and fly—
The whole world works in me to-day
And all the shining sky,

Because of one small lady
Whose smile is my chief sun.
She gives not any gift to me
Yet all gifts, giving one....
Amen.

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Post by tovarisch » March 18th, 2018, 11:00 am

tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » March 18th, 2018, 3:18 pm

Thank you tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » March 19th, 2018, 3:14 pm

Thank you Erin. :thumbs:
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Post by RajVO » March 19th, 2018, 4:22 pm

Just noticed in 'Raed by' for 'Read by'. :)
Nothing serious, but Raed has a different meaning in Arabic or so!
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Post by RajVO » March 19th, 2018, 4:23 pm

RajVO wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Just noticed in Magic Window, 'Raed by' for 'Read by'. :)
Nothing serious, but Raed has a different meaning in Arabic or so!
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Post by RajVO » March 19th, 2018, 4:52 pm

Hi David,
Here's my read, for PL.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sunshine_lindsay_raj_128kb.mp3
Duration is 1:57. :)
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Post by pschempf » March 19th, 2018, 5:37 pm

David -

Here is one from me this week -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sunshine_lindsay_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:40
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Post by aradlaw » March 19th, 2018, 8:02 pm

Than you Raj and Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by RajVO » March 19th, 2018, 8:31 pm

My pleasure, David!
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Post by GregGiordano » March 20th, 2018, 8:54 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sunshine_lindsay_gg_128kb.mp3

Time is 2:10

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Post by aradlaw » March 21st, 2018, 8:15 am

Thank you Larry, Bruce and Greg. :thumbs:
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