COMPLETE In a Belgian Garden and Other Poems by Frank Oliver Call - rap

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Post by brucek » March 21st, 2020, 5:15 pm

In a Belgian Garden and Other Poems by Frank Oliver Call (1878 - 1956).

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue page: https://librivox.org/in-a-belgian-garden-and-other-poems-by-frank-oliver-call/

These magnificent poems written by a lover of the natural splendor of untrodden lands are both thrilling and exhilarating. Visions and observations of the wonders of creation are gradually unlocked and elegantly illustrated in ways hitherto unimagined by the passive observer of the eclectic world that surrounds us, while sparing no omission of the very obvious and egregious rampant destruction, both physical and moral, of the Great War.

Frank Oliver Call, the poet, the educator, the skillful wordsmith takes us on a journey to lands near and far, both those untouched by the ravages of civilization and those savagely ravaged by that same civilization run amok. While deftly expressing his love and awe for the raw beauty of nature and his condemnation for "Death's dark wing" that had drifted over places tranquil and serene he once cherished, the poet concedes that much of life and its possible purpose is not nor never can be understood by us mortals. However, recognizing the imperative nature of life itself Call goes on to acknowledge that, "onward driven must our frail barques go," while adding the plea, "O God, that we might know, might only know!"

Come, then, come on this magical exploration of an era since passed, an era of beauty but one of death, destruction and devastation. Let us appreciate the prescience of this poet's description of lives altogether too able to be transformed in an instant from peace to furious frenzy. And let us dream, dream of how idyllic life could, should and just may possibly one day be.
(Bruce Kachuk)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33553
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================

    Keywords that describe the book: nature, death, World War I, Canada, Belgium, hope, grief, reminiscence, outdoor adventure, destruction

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of In a Belgian Garden and Other Poems. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "In a Belgian Garden and Other Poems, by Frank Oliver Call. [Chapter]"


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    • "Chapter [number] of In a Belgian Garden and Other Poems by Frank Oliver Call. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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      "End of [Chapter]"
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Post by carry0july » March 22nd, 2020, 8:12 am

Hello :) I would love to take this project. What are the steps I should take besides the proof test?

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Post by brucek » March 22nd, 2020, 8:30 am

carry0july wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 8:12 am
Hello :) I would love to take this project. What are the steps I should take besides the proof test?
Hi carry,

Thanks so much for the offer to take this project on, but l already have a meta coordinator (MC) and (DPL) dedicated proof listener.
The thing to look for is a tilde (~) before the title in the square brackets. This indicates that an MC and/or a DPL is needed, e.g. [~SOLO].
Thanks again for your interest, and happy LibriVoxing! :)

Bruce.

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 23rd, 2020, 8:16 am

Awesome! Yet another poet to be represented in our catalogue! MW is in place!

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 23rd, 2020, 8:21 am

Also, to clarify to Carry, if they meant wanting to read for the project, when you see the tag [SOLO], it means that the project was posted by a reader that intends to read the book just by themselves, "solo".
You can take part as a reader in [GROUP] projects, or, later on, when you are more accustomed with recording and how things work, you can post and read your own [SOLO] books :wink:
carry0july wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 8:12 am
Hello :) I would love to take this project. What are the steps I should take besides the proof test?

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Post by brucek » March 23rd, 2020, 10:25 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 8:16 am
Awesome! Yet another poet to be represented in our catalogue! MW is in place!
Thanks Rapunzelina. Tape is rolling. :)

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by SaraHale » March 23rd, 2020, 11:46 pm

YAY! I'm super excited to start. :9:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by brucek » March 24th, 2020, 8:25 am

SaraHale wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 11:46 pm
YAY! I'm super excited to start. :9:
Great to have you here, Sarah. :)

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by brucek » March 29th, 2020, 7:57 am

SaraHale wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 11:46 pm
YAY! I'm super excited to start. :9:
Hi Sarah,

Well let's start shall we . . . I've just posted 00 to 06. :)

~~~~~
Thanks,
Bruce.

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Post by SaraHale » April 1st, 2020, 10:08 am

brucek wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 7:57 am
Hi Sarah,

Well let's start shall we . . . I've just posted 00 to 06. :)

~~~~~
Thanks,
Bruce.
Of course!! And they are all PL OK :clap:.

How do you find these poems?
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by brucek » April 1st, 2020, 10:34 am

SaraHale wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 10:08 am

Of course!! And they are all PL OK :clap:.

How do you find these poems?
Thanks, Sarah. I'm glad you are enjoying them - as am I. :)

More on the way soon . . .

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by SaraHale » April 3rd, 2020, 8:49 am

brucek wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 10:34 am
Thanks, Sarah. I'm glad you are enjoying them - as am I. :)

More on the way soon . . .

~~~~~
Bruce.
You're most welcome. And thank you for finding and recording them. :thumbs:

Please, keep them coming! :9:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by brucek » April 5th, 2020, 8:21 am

SaraHale wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 8:49 am

You're most welcome. And thank you for finding and recording them. :thumbs:

Please, keep them coming! :9:
Hi Sarah,

I've just uploaded another 7. :)

Thanks,
Bruce.

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Post by SaraHale » April 6th, 2020, 5:52 am

brucek wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 8:21 am
Hi Sarah,

I've just uploaded another 7. :)

Thanks,
Bruce.
Thanks! They are all PL OK. :clap:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by brucek » April 9th, 2020, 7:59 am

SaraHale wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 5:52 am


Thanks! They are all PL OK. :clap:
Thank you Sarah,

And another 7 are all set for PL. :)

~~~~~
Bruce.

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