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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 1st, 2019, 5:47 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 190

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalouge: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-190-by-various/


This is an open collection of poems for the month of March 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:
    spc190_[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. spc190_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 soupy » March 1st, 2019, 7:02 pm


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Post by Rapunzelina » March 2nd, 2019, 2:41 am

Thank you, Craig! :D


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Post by Rapunzelina » March 2nd, 2019, 6:44 am

Great! More of this! :thumbs: :thumbs:
Thank you, Craig!

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Post by soupy » March 2nd, 2019, 10:50 am

Ok :D

Here is one more.

The Song of Vala by William Blake From Vala or The Four Zoas
p. 12
https://archive.org/details/poeticalworksofw02blak/page/12 A different source.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc190_vala_cc_128kb.mp3

5:43

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 3rd, 2019, 4:37 am

:clap: Thank you, Craig!
MW updated!

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Post by cmigueis » March 3rd, 2019, 5:59 pm

Remembrance by Aline Kilmer (1919)
Text URL: http://theotherpages.org/poems/books/kilmer/kilmer05.html
Duration: 00:49
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc190_remembrance_cim_128kb.mp3

Read by Catherine Migueis

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 4th, 2019, 2:06 am

cmigueis wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 5:59 pm
Remembrance by Aline Kilmer (1919)
Text URL: http://theotherpages.org/poems/books/kilmer/kilmer05.html
Duration: 00:49
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc190_remembrance_cim_128kb.mp3

Read by Catherine Migueis
Hello Catherine! Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection! :clap:

Your recording is lovely! The only thing that I had to fix is to turn the recording from stereo to mono. Everything else is perfect! I don't know how you can export to mono from Garage Band. Maybe you know, or you can find out, but the uploaded files need to be in mono before they can be catalogued. If Garage Band is giving you trouble, you can always turn to Audacity :mrgreen:

So this is your Reader's Page in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/reader/13193
It lists all projects you've been involved in, so it might look empty now, but I hope it will soon fill up! You have a lovely reading voice :9:

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Post by cmigueis » March 4th, 2019, 3:10 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 2:06 am
cmigueis wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 5:59 pm
Remembrance by Aline Kilmer (1919)
Text URL: http://theotherpages.org/poems/books/kilmer/kilmer05.html
Duration: 00:49
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc190_remembrance_cim_128kb.mp3

Read by Catherine Migueis
Hello Catherine! Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection! :clap:

Your recording is lovely! The only thing that I had to fix is to turn the recording from stereo to mono. Everything else is perfect! I don't know how you can export to mono from Garage Band. Maybe you know, or you can find out, but the uploaded files need to be in mono before they can be catalogued. If Garage Band is giving you trouble, you can always turn to Audacity :mrgreen:

So this is your Reader's Page in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/reader/13193
It lists all projects you've been involved in, so it might look empty now, but I hope it will soon fill up! You have a lovely reading voice :9:
Thank you! So I did some furious google searching, and I think I managed to export in mono...I hope this is right! Audacity, unfortunately, won't work on my computer--or specifically, the LAME program won't work, and so I can't export from Audacity. Thank you for helping me troubleshoot!

Remembrance by Aline Kilmer (1919)
Text URL: http://theotherpages.org/poems/books/kilmer/kilmer05.html
Duration: 00:49
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc190_remembrance_cim_128kb.mp3

Read by Catherine Migueis

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 4th, 2019, 3:35 pm

Unfortunately, I still get it in stereo.
In order to check, perhaps the media player you're using to play sound files has an "information" tab or something that would show if the file is in mono or stereo.
(For example, I use VLC. When the file is playing, I can right click on it, choose "information" from the menu, and then in the "Codec" tab, I can check mono/stereo channels, sample rate and bit rate)
Or then there's the "Checker" that checks the tech specs and stuff https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker

I really don't know whether Garage Band can export in mono. I've read you can do it through iTunes or something, which makes it pretty complicated... Maybe you can find another software just for the conversion to mono...?

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Post by cmigueis » March 4th, 2019, 4:44 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Unfortunately, I still get it in stereo.
In order to check, perhaps the media player you're using to play sound files has an "information" tab or something that would show if the file is in mono or stereo.
(For example, I use VLC. When the file is playing, I can right click on it, choose "information" from the menu, and then in the "Codec" tab, I can check mono/stereo channels, sample rate and bit rate)
Or then there's the "Checker" that checks the tech specs and stuff https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker

I really don't know whether Garage Band can export in mono. I've read you can do it through iTunes or something, which makes it pretty complicated... Maybe you can find another software just for the conversion to mono...?
Third time is the charm? I found a converter online, and the file info says mono now... https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc190_remembrance_cim_128kb.mp3

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Post by Ariphron » March 4th, 2019, 9:37 pm

cmigueis wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Audacity, unfortunately, won't work on my computer--or specifically, the LAME program won't work, and so I can't export from Audacity. Thank you for helping me troubleshoot!

If that's your problem, then one possible workaround would be to export from Audacity to mono WAV, AIFF, or FLAC (lossless formats), and then use some other MP3 encoder to convert the resulting files. The AIFF (that's what I use, because iTunes likes it better) are also a good alternative to saving an .aup (or the Garage Band format, or whatever other editor you settle on) if you want to make later edits without the degradation that can occur when editing from MP3 and re-exporting to MP3.

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 5th, 2019, 3:51 am

Third time's the charm!

I got it as mono now! Thank you, Catherine!

:clap:

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Post by bhavya » March 6th, 2019, 12:11 am

Hello Rapenzulina,

I'd like to read this poem :http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9985

Pocahontas by Virginia Carter Castleman.

However, its quite a long poem, but its under 8000 words. Is this an appropriate contribution to this collection?

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