COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 189 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 1st, 2019, 4:08 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 189

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-189-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of February 2019. 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:
    spc189_[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. spc189_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.

Magic Window:



BC Admin.
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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by Kitty » February 2nd, 2019, 11:22 am

I'll start us off then, with a wonderful praise to Milton, by none less than Wordsworth. I like this poem very much. :9:

"London, 1802" by William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/poemsofwilliamwo01word/page/238
Duration: 1:16 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc189_london1802_ss_128kb.mp3

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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » February 2nd, 2019, 10:10 pm


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Post by Rapunzelina » February 3rd, 2019, 3:57 am

Wonderful!

Thank you, Sonia, your reading does this poem justice!

And Josh, your expressive reading is magical! :9:

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 4th, 2019, 5:47 am

Would someone like to PL my own 3:27 of a poem?

The man Who Dreamed of Fairyland, by William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)
text url: https://www.bartleby.com/97/103.html
Duration: 3:27
MP3 url: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc189_manwhodreamedoffairyland_rap_128kb.mp3

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Post by Kitty » February 4th, 2019, 6:13 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 5:47 am
Would someone like to PL my own 3:27 of a poem?
how wonderful to hear you reading again, Rap. :9: A beautiful choice and so dreamily narrated. I didn't know this poem yet, but I like it very much. PL ok :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 4th, 2019, 7:35 am

Thank you, Sonia!

I found it when a couple of lines were an inscription in an adventure book with sailing boats. So I looked up the lines and that poem popped up!

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Post by Kitty » February 4th, 2019, 7:38 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 7:35 am
I found it when a couple of lines were an inscription in an adventure book with sailing boats. So I looked up the lines and that poem popped up!
how cool, that's how I sometimes find some obscure gems which I also post here. :9: When I find a line, I dig to see whether it's a full poem. So happy to hear others are applying this method too. :mrgreen:

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Post by Kitty » February 4th, 2019, 1:14 pm

my second for this month is a bit longer, a Scottish ballad. Gotta love them :9:

"The famous flower of serving-men" by Anonymous
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/englishscottishp1904chil/page/220
Duration: 5:42 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc189_famousflowerofservingmen_ss_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 4th, 2019, 1:42 pm

That was fun! Thank you Sonia! :9: MW updated!

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Post by pschempf » February 5th, 2019, 8:00 pm

Hi Rapunzelina -

Here's my first for this month -

The Solitude of Alexander Selkirk by William Cowper (1731-1800)
Text URL: https://www.bartleby.com/106/160.html
Duration: 2:27
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc189_solitudeofalexanderselkirk_ps_128kb.mp3

Selkirk was rescued on February 2, 1709, after being marooned on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific more than 400 miles west of Chile for four years and four months when he argued with his ship's captain.
Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 6th, 2019, 9:43 am

Thank you, Fritz! What a story!

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Post by Kitty » February 6th, 2019, 10:37 am

and my last one for February, a funny children's rhyme:

"My pony" by Anonymous
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22922
Duration: 2:04 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc189_mypony_ss_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 7th, 2019, 4:03 am

:clap: Beautiful! Thank you, Sonia!

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Post by Foon » February 7th, 2019, 10:34 am

Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!

Readers needed:
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