COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 164 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 1st, 2017, 11:05 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 164

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-164-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of January 2017. 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 date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
    • 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:
    spc164_[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. spc164_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.

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Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 1st, 2017, 8:52 pm

"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
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Post by unreadpages » January 4th, 2017, 12:33 am

Here is a contribution to this month's collection:
Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/101/536.html
Duration 8:34
mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc164_odeintimationsofimmortality_pt_128kb.mp3
Cheers
Peter

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 4th, 2017, 7:48 am

Thank you for your contributions, Peter and Son of the Exiles!
PL OK and Magic Window is updated!

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Post by Kitty » January 4th, 2017, 9:09 am

Happy New Year to all ! What better way to start a new year with a poem on Hope :9:

Hope by Anonymous
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11537
Duration 1:21 min.
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc164_hope_ss_128kb.mp3

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 4th, 2017, 10:42 am

Thank you, Sonia! A very touching poem and PL OK :)

Happy New Year!

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Post by iBeScotty » January 4th, 2017, 12:32 pm

This one has probably been recorded a lot already but hopefully not too much.

The Tyger by William Blake (1757-1827)
Text: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/blake04.html#tyger
mp3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc164_tyger_ss_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:32
Scotty

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 4th, 2017, 3:28 pm

It's been a long time since it was last recorded, and every rendition is unique! ;)
Thank you, Scotty!
PL OK and MW updated!

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2017, 6:00 am

another one from me, quite a sad poem. In the beginning I thought Dolores would only be sleeping, but I came to realize in my second reading, that she was really dead. There's a lot of hints to suggest such a reading of the poem, so I decided to take on a more sad tone.

Dolores by Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14333
Duration 3:33 min.
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc164_dolores_ss_128kb.mp3

Question: Why is there a section 0 in the MW ? :hmm:

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 9th, 2017, 3:15 am

Thank you, Sonia! I would have notice it at cataloguing - I hope :mrgreen: - but it's great that you are so observant!! I feel safe with you in the projects :D

And thank you for your recording! I agree with the sad tone; it helped me to feel the poem more.

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Post by lurcherlover » January 10th, 2017, 12:09 am

I should be able to upload two or three poems later this week and I'm just looking for one longer poem (than my usual very short ones) to record. I think I will be concentrating more on poems from now on. Is there another project that takes poems as well on Librivox?

Peter

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 10th, 2017, 4:31 am

Thank you, Peter! I'm looking forward to your selections!

This poetry collection project accepts poems chosen by the readers, but there are also a lot of poetry books set up, where you may find poems that you'd like to read for. There's also the Weekly and Fortnightly Poetry projects. Look for the word [poetry] in this forum viewforum.php?f=19 and browse the titles that interest you! Find open sections in their Magic Window to claim the poems you'd like.

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Post by DaMa » January 10th, 2017, 7:32 am

I can do The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S Eliot? Pretty sure it's done before, but I would love to try it!
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Post by Rapunzelina » January 10th, 2017, 1:30 pm

Of course! Why not? Here it is at gutenberg.org http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1567

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Post by murfman78 » January 10th, 2017, 2:36 pm

On Moonlit Heath and Lonesome Bank by AE Housman
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/5720/5720-h/5720-h.htm
Duration: 1:32
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc164_onmoonlitheathandlonesomebank_blm_128kb.mp3

Probably been done before, but I figured I would give it a shot.

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