COMPLETE [POETRY]A Spring Harvest, G.B. Smith - kiki

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Post by mightyfelix » June 12th, 2019, 5:05 pm

A Spring Harvest by Geoffrey Bache Smith (1894 - 1916).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-spring-harvest-by-geoffrey-bache-smith/

G.B. Smith is best known for his close friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, who would go on to write the fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings. He was a talented poet and attended Oxford. In 1915, he fought for England in World War I, and died of wounds received in 1916. After his death, this volume of his poetry was published by Tolkien and dedicated to Smith's mother.
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Poems are divided into three parts:
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Part I: Two Legends<br>
Part II: First Poems<br>
Part III: Last Poems and "The Burial of Sophocles"

(Devorah Allen)
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Post by mightyfelix » June 12th, 2019, 5:08 pm

Can't believe we don't have a Tolkien nerd here who's already latched on to this gem! I'll be reading the opening note and foreword. I may do one or two poems, once I've had a chance to browse them a bit more. [EDIT: I'll also read the last two poems.]

To potential MCs: I may decide later to combine some of the shorter poems together so as not to have a lot of choppy short sections. Input on this would be appreciated! I don't do much poetry, so this is a bit of a new endeavor for me.
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Post by mightyfelix » June 12th, 2019, 5:20 pm

Oh yes, and this is a new author for us! There is a Geoffrey Smith in our catalogue already, for one Christmas poem. Given the date of that poem, it could possibly be the same Geoffrey Smith, but I couldn't find any real evidence of it.

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Post by libraryanne » June 13th, 2019, 6:05 am

Ahhh poetry. :)

I volunteer as your DPL for this project. :)

Thanks,
Betty

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Post by mightyfelix » June 13th, 2019, 6:52 am

Lovely, thanks so much! Will you be MCing as well? Or are we still waiting? Either way is fine. :D

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Post by libraryanne » June 13th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Oh, no I won't be MC ing. I like my specialty of PL ing and occasional BC-ing and I'm content with that.

Looking forward to listening.


Betty

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Post by mightyfelix » June 13th, 2019, 12:43 pm

libraryanne wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Oh, no I won't be MC ing. I like my specialty of PL ing and occasional BC-ing and I'm content with that.

Looking forward to listening.


Betty
:thumbs:

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Post by libraryanne » June 14th, 2019, 6:53 am

Hi,
I just wanted to let you know that I'm having computer problems again, this time more serious, so it may be a couple of weeks before I'm back on line again. :(
I'm really disappointed but I wanted to be sure you know I haven't disappeared!

Betty

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Post by mightyfelix » June 14th, 2019, 6:59 am

Don't worry about it. I'm thinking it'll be awhile before we have much that will need to be PLed.

I, for one, have been over here breaking my heart because Gutenberg's been down for almost 24 hours now. :cry:

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Post by KevinS » June 14th, 2019, 9:03 am

Count me in! I'll do as many of the poems as you assign me!
E agora, José?

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Post by KevinS » June 14th, 2019, 9:06 am

Geoffrey

Jeffery, Jeffry, or Gee-ahf-free?

Bache

Bach or Bach-ee?

Or otherwise?!
E agora, José?

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Post by mightyfelix » June 14th, 2019, 9:12 am

KevinS wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 9:06 am
Geoffrey

Jeffery, Jeffry, or Gee-ahf-free?

Bache

Bach or Bach-ee?

Or otherwise?!
Jeffrey. Bache to rhyme with H. However, as it seems that he used his initials quite a lot, I'm going to ask readers to state his name as G.B. Smith. (See instructions in the first post.) I'll be reading his full name in the Preface and the last section of the project.

I don't like choosing sections for readers, especially if I haven't already worked with them extensively to know what they like and want to read. When I have an MW, you can take a look and then tell me which poems you want. Or, there's nothing to stop you (now that Gutenberg is back up) from skimming through the book and claiming a few before the MW is ready.

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Post by KevinS » June 14th, 2019, 9:40 am

Well, I'd be very happy to do all of the "Last Poems" section, but that may be taking away from others. Just let me know what you prefer.
E agora, José?

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Post by mightyfelix » June 14th, 2019, 10:08 am

That is quite a lot, about 25 pages of poems. (Bearing in mind that I plan to read the last two.) I don't mind it, since we do work on a first come first served basis, as long as you're not claiming more than you think you'll be able to get to in a reasonable time. We'll wait at least until we have the MW. :)

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Post by Kikisaulite » June 15th, 2019, 11:32 am

Hi there! This looks nice.
I will get you a Magic Window in few minutes.
Kristine :)
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