COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 195 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 1st, 2019, 11:58 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 195

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-195-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of August 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 (if you wish) date, location, your personal URL, etc.
    • 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:
    spc195_[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. spc195_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 Rapunzelina » August 1st, 2019, 11:59 am

Grothmann wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 3:56 pm
I know I can't put more than three in, in any one collection

Darkness.
By
Aldous Huxley

Time :49

Text at --
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47912

Audio at --
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc195_darkness_dg_128kb.mp3

Please hold for the next collection?

Thanks
Dale

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Post by KevinS » August 1st, 2019, 12:44 pm

Last edited by KevinS on August 1st, 2019, 12:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
E agora, José?

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Post by ReneeLynn » August 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm

Hello! What if I don't see an Author name, only the poem?

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Post by KevinS » August 1st, 2019, 12:56 pm

ReneeLynn wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Hello! What if I don't see an Author name, only the poem?
Provide the link, please. It may be that the poem's author is simply Anonymous or Unknown.
E agora, José?

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Post by ReneeLynn » August 1st, 2019, 1:00 pm

KevinS wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 12:56 pm
ReneeLynn wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Hello! What if I don't see an Author name, only the poem?
Provide the link, please. It may be that the poem's author is simply Anonymous or Unknown.
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/poem-z1.html#9

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Post by KevinS » August 1st, 2019, 1:04 pm

ReneeLynn wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 1:00 pm
KevinS wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 12:56 pm
ReneeLynn wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Hello! What if I don't see an Author name, only the poem?
Provide the link, please. It may be that the poem's author is simply Anonymous or Unknown.
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/poem-z1.html#9
Which poem? I recognize some Gibbons and some are clearly unknown.
E agora, José?

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Post by ReneeLynn » August 1st, 2019, 1:05 pm

KevinS wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 1:04 pm
ReneeLynn wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 1:00 pm
KevinS wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 12:56 pm


Provide the link, please. It may be that the poem's author is simply Anonymous or Unknown.
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/poem-z1.html#9
Which poem? I recognize some Gibbons and some are clearly unknown.
Marigold :)

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Post by KevinS » August 1st, 2019, 1:13 pm

ReneeLynn wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 1:05 pm
KevinS wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 1:04 pm
Which poem? I recognize some Gibbons and some are clearly unknown.
Marigold :)
I'm afraid those are modern lyrics (by the incomparable Maddy Prior.)
E agora, José?

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Post by ReneeLynn » August 1st, 2019, 1:38 pm

KevinS wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 1:13 pm
ReneeLynn wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 1:05 pm
KevinS wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 1:04 pm


Which poem? I recognize some Gibbons and some are clearly unknown.
Marigold :)
I'm afraid those are modern lyrics (by the incomparable Maddy Prior.)
Oh! Thank You

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 2nd, 2019, 2:11 am

Marigold is a traditional English poem that some artists (like Maddy Prior, and Steeleye Span) have adapted into a song. Usually traditional poems or old folk songs are credited to "Unknown" in the catalogue.

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Post by Anitazz » August 2nd, 2019, 12:24 pm

Hi! I've uploaded a piece for this collection:

Great Things by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
text source: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.73476/page/n59
mp3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc195_greatthings_asm_128kb.mp3
duration: (1:36)

Anita

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Post by Horner94 » August 4th, 2019, 3:15 pm

Hi!
I have attempted a poem.
Author: Elinor Wylie (1885-1928).
Title: The Church-Bell
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6682/6682-h/6682-h.htm#lady
Here is my audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc195_thechurchbell_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:18
I have had issues with background noise in the past, I hope the quality in this audio recording is okay.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by soupy » August 5th, 2019, 9:57 am

What had been his eye’s delight, his eyes craved to see again and his ingratitude punished him by inducing him to believe it to be more beautiful than it had ever been. Soren Kierkegaard 1843
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 5th, 2019, 2:09 pm

Thank you, Dale, Kevin, Anita, Chad and Craig! :9: :9: MW is updated with your lovely contributions. :clap:

I have some notes:
Grothmann wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 3:56 pm
I know I can't put more than three in, in any one collection

Darkness.
By
Aldous Huxley

Time :49

Text at --
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47912

Audio at --
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc195_darkness_dg_128kb.mp3

Please hold for the next collection?

Thanks
Dale
Thanks, Dale! Just something to complete your recording; it is missing part of the intro and outro; something like "read for LibriVox dot org (and optionally: by [your name])" for the intro, and "This recording is in the public domain." at the end. Please check #4 in the first post for more details.

Thank you, Kevin! Just a note for the intro/outro, too. Mostly for consistency reasons, it would be great if you could make the intro and outro as shown at #4 in the first post.

Horner94 wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Hi!
I have attempted a poem.
Author: Elinor Wylie (1885-1928).
Title: The Church-Bell
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6682/6682-h/6682-h.htm#lady
Here is my audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc195_thechurchbell_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:18
I have had issues with background noise in the past, I hope the quality in this audio recording is okay.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
Many thanks,
Chad
Your attempt is successful :mrgreen: The sound quality is fine! I'm glad you worked out those issues, then. I've changed the filename to remove the article (makes the filename a bit shorter and - mainly - helps with the alphabetical order of the recordings) No need for you to do anything, I'm just mentioning it just for future file-naming. Thanks a lot, Chad! :wink:

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