COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] Alarm Clocks by Joyce Kilmer - dl

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Post by aradlaw » June 6th, 2015, 5:35 pm

Alarm Clocks by Joyce Kilmer (1886 - 1918).

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Joyce Kilmer (born as Alfred Joyce Kilmer) was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for a short poem titled "Trees" (1913), which was published in the collection Trees and Other Poems in 1914. While most of his works are largely unknown, a select few of his poems remain popular and are published frequently in anthologies.
At the time of his deployment to Europe during World War I, Kilmer was considered the leading American Roman Catholic poet and lecturer of his generation, whom critics often compared to British contemporaries G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) and Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953). He enlisted in the New York National Guard and was deployed to France with the 69th Infantry Regiment (the famous "Fighting 69th") in 1917. He was killed by a sniper's bullet at the Second Battle of the Marne in 1918 at the age of 31. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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Alarm Clocks by Joyce Kilmer, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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When Dawn strides out to wake a dewy farm
Across green fields and yellow hills of hay
The little twittering birds laugh in his way
And poise triumphant on his shining arm.
He bears a sword of flame but not to harm
The wakened life that feels his quickening sway
And barnyard voices shrilling "It is day!"
Take by his grace a new and alien charm.

But in the city, like a wounded thing
That limps to cover from the angry chase,
He steals down streets where sickly arc-lights sing,
And wanly mock his young and shameful face;
And tiny gongs with cruel fervor ring
In many a high and dreary sleeping place.


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Post by ezwa » June 7th, 2015, 1:20 am

Hello David,

Here's a first rendition: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/alarmclocks_kilmer_ezwa_128kb.mp3 (1:20).
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Post by Algy Pug » June 7th, 2015, 5:35 pm

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Post by aradlaw » June 8th, 2015, 5:42 am

Thank you Algy, Erin and Ezwa, good start to the week. :thumbs:
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Post by NoelBadrian » June 8th, 2015, 7:26 am

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Post by aradlaw » June 8th, 2015, 2:43 pm

Thank you Noel and Caitlin. :thumbs:
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Post by canadaguy2015 » June 8th, 2015, 2:55 pm

Here is my recording of this week's poem.

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https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/alarmclocks_kilmer_jm_128kb.mp3

Duration: 1:07

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Post by ganym3d3r » June 9th, 2015, 2:55 am

I will re-record my reading tomorrow, as I made a mistake and need to redo it. My apologies.
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Post by Nightflush » June 9th, 2015, 1:18 pm

First recording: Please let me know if I did anything wrong. Credit me as Nightflush.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/alarmclocks_kilmer_nf_128kb.mp3
Length: 1:08

EDIT: Sorry, I have put my full pseudonym under Track Title. Please rename it if you can to “Nf” or if the only capitals are allowed to “NF”.

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Post by ganym3d3r » June 9th, 2015, 4:46 pm

Here is my new recording of "Alarm Clocks" at 1 minute 8 seconds. :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/alarmclocks_kilmer_cr_128kb.mp3

This is my first contribution, so I'd like to be credited as Catherine Russell.
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Post by fshort » June 9th, 2015, 7:32 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/alarmclocks_kilmer_fs_128kb.mp3
Duration: 01:06

I liked hearing this poem sung by ezwa.
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