[COMPLETE POETRY] Selected Poems of Francis Thompson - ke

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Post by DrPGould » March 22nd, 2018, 10:08 pm

Larry:

Thanks for your PL and encouragement. I have made and uploaded the corrections. The new file length is 14:17.

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Post by kathrinee » March 22nd, 2018, 10:15 pm

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Post by silverquill » March 22nd, 2018, 11:27 pm

Thank you for these nicely read poems, Janis.
I'm marking 12 PL OK.
Here are notes for the others. I've highlighted only the mistakes that I think significantly alter the meaning even though they may seem otherwise minor.

SECTION 14
1:54 Text: “Where sprites of so essential kind”
I hear: “Where spirits of so essential kind”
3:08 – 3:12 Overly long pause
3:43 Text: “Descendant of Castilian-chrismèd kings”
I hear: “Descendant of Castilian-crimsoned kings”

Thompson does this a lot, where he will accent the ending syllable to indicate that it is pronounced instead of blending into the previous syllable. So this is chris-med. This is a specific reference to the anointing of the Kings. If you're curious, here is a link to the Wikipedia article. (I had to look this up :shock: ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrism

Section 15
1:24 – 1:27 Overly long pause (easy to clip out)

Section 21
0:19 But absent She did leaven This should rhyme with "heaven" in this verse.

0:29 Text: “Essenced," I sighed, "with bliss!"
I hear: “Ascend," I sighed, "with bliss!"”

So, a few minor corrections and you're golden!
Really nice reading.

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Post by bluechien » March 23rd, 2018, 4:40 pm

Here's my two. I think poets should measure themselves by the Thompson Uniqueness scale before deciding to publish. He's great.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/selectedpoems_03_thompson_128kb.mp3 2:58
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/selectedpoems_05_thompson_128kb.mp3 3:45
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Post by silverquill » March 23rd, 2018, 8:23 pm

bluechien wrote:
March 23rd, 2018, 4:40 pm
Here's my two. I think poets should measure themselves by the Thompson Uniqueness scale before deciding to publish. He's great.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/selectedpoems_03_thompson_128kb.mp3 2:58
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/selectedpoems_05_thompson_128kb.mp3 3:45
So , expressively read! You do Thompson justice, indeed. :)
The haunting closing lines of Daisy . . . . .

Just one small favor to ask. Could you record the subject heading "POEMS ON CHILDREN" right before Daisy? I put it in the MW that way, but should have been clearer that I wanted that included. I think it will help the listener.

Section 4, The Poppy, is another poignant poem. I think it belongs to you as part of this trio of poems. No pressure, but if you would like to record it for us, Eva, I'd be delighted.

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Post by bluechien » March 24th, 2018, 1:51 am

Thank you so much Larry, I appreciate your kind words and would love to record Poppy. Who could possibly resist this?

With burnt mouth red like a lion's it drank
The blood of the sun as he slaughtered sank,
And dipped its cup in the purpurate shine
When the eastern conduits ran with wine;


Sorry about missing the Poems for Children intro (you made that really obvious in the MW). I can't record Poppy right away but won't hold up cataloging, promise!
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Post by silverquill » March 24th, 2018, 6:14 am

bluechien wrote:
March 24th, 2018, 1:51 am
Thank you so much Larry, I appreciate your kind words and would love to record Poppy. Who could possibly resist this?

With burnt mouth red like a lion's it drank
The blood of the sun as he slaughtered sank,
And dipped its cup in the purpurate shine
When the eastern conduits ran with wine;


Sorry about missing the Poems for Children intro (you made that really obvious in the MW). I can't record Poppy right away but won't hold up cataloging, promise!
His gives fullness to the word poet.

Thank you so much.
Someone has to get the intro and bio done before this can get wrapped up, so no worry about the time. i wonder who that guy is? :hmm:

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Post by DrPGould » March 26th, 2018, 12:10 pm

Larry:

A reminder--I have uploaded the corrections for Section 31. The new file length is 14:17. (Just don't want to get lost in the shuffle--I prefer to shuffle along with the lost.)

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by bluechien » March 27th, 2018, 1:31 pm

Eva D
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Post by silverquill » March 27th, 2018, 10:03 pm

DrPGould wrote:
March 22nd, 2018, 10:08 pm
Larry:

Thanks for your PL and encouragement. I have made and uploaded the corrections. The new file length is 14:17.

Philip
Great! PL OK

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Post by silverquill » March 27th, 2018, 10:04 pm

bluechien wrote:
March 27th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Here's Daisy with "Poems on Children" added, and Poppy. Thanks again for that one.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/selectedpoems_03_thompson_128kb.mp3 3:01
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/selectedpoems_04_thompson_128kb.mp3 5:00
Thank you for Poppy -- an enjoyable five minutes in my evening.
I'm feeling withered now. . . .

I so appreciate your doing these. :clap:

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Post by gauguin » March 28th, 2018, 4:04 pm

Hi there,
sorry for the delay (busy time of the semester with teaching).

Here is Orient Ode
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/selectedpoems_35_thompson_128kb.mp3

Length 10:52.70

It passed my checker. It was a long one. Have a listen!
Thompson really knew his words!

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Post by bluechien » March 28th, 2018, 6:09 pm

silverquill wrote:
March 27th, 2018, 10:04 pm
I'm feeling withered now. . . .
It made me feel withered too, but one upside of being Withered is that they're the singers of songs, singing about the beautiful inarticulate things.
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Post by silverquill » March 29th, 2018, 6:16 am

gauguin wrote:
March 28th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Hi there,
sorry for the delay (busy time of the semester with teaching).

Here is Orient Ode
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/selectedpoems_35_thompson_128kb.mp3

Length 10:52.70

It passed my checker. It was a long one. Have a listen!
Thompson really knew his words!
No problem. This is PL OK :thumbs:
Yes, he does! And, he knows how to put them together as a true Poet.

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Post by gauguin » March 29th, 2018, 6:47 am

silverquill wrote:
March 29th, 2018, 6:16 am

Yes, he does! And, he knows how to put them together as a true Poet.
Thanks.

My plan is to do #36 tonight.

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