COMPLETE: Weekly Poetry -Voice of the Ancient Bard, by Blake

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Post by hugh » November 14th, 2005, 7:32 am

all audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/voice-of-the-ancient-bard-by-william-blake/


OK this is an experiment (mtl3p's idea, implemented for In Flanders Fields):
Below is a poem, by William Blake. Let's see how many different versions we can get done this week. Multiple versions is the idea. Due Date: Sat, November 19.

Introduce with the regular LibriVox stuff, and add: "Read by [name], in [place], [date]."

Save files:
ancient_bard_blake_[your initials].mp3
post it here, or send by:
www.yousendit.com to hugh [at] dosemagazine (dot) com


THE VOICE OF THE ANCIENT BARD
by William Blake

Youth of delight! come hither
And see the opening morn,
Image of Truth new-born.
Doubt is fled, and clouds of reason,
Dark disputes and artful teazing.
Folly is an endless maze;
Tangled roots perplex her ways;
How many have fallen there!
They stumble all night over bones of the dead;
And feel--they know not what but care;
And wish to lead others, when they should be led.

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Post by hugh » November 14th, 2005, 11:31 am


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Post by kayray » November 14th, 2005, 2:16 pm

Here ya go:

http://kayray.org/audiobooks/librivox/misc/ancient_bard_blake_ks.mp3

I like this weekly poetry thing!

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Post by hugh » November 14th, 2005, 5:41 pm

kara, as a reward for being the first to post here, you are granted the right to choose the poem next week. Post on sunday, if you can, ok?

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Post by kayray » November 14th, 2005, 5:54 pm

awesome! what fun!

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Post by mtl3p » November 14th, 2005, 10:43 pm

mine's not great - but i'll get better. this one was too fast. but I wanted to have some feeling of drama.

i sent it to hugh - don't have anywhere to post it right now.

i was kind of intimidated by the poem - not having much of an idea what it was about. I did 15 min of research on it - and found that the experts are pretty confused by it as well - so that reassured me.

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Post by kayray » November 14th, 2005, 10:55 pm

Heheh it is a strange poem, and difficult. I have no idea what it's about, either, and didn't even research it -- but I have a vague feeling that it's about religious faith versus, um, non-faith, or science, or something... I dunno, I just got that impression, so that's how I read it :) Wasn't Blake a mystic or something?

*shows impressive ignorance*

I'm going to choose something a bit more straightforward for next week's poem!

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Post by BradBush » November 14th, 2005, 10:57 pm

Here is mine. I used it to test to see if my comcast will let me upload and y'all get the files:
http://home.comcast.net/~bush.brad/librivox/ancient_bard_blake_jbb.mp3

Please post if this works!

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Post by kayray » November 14th, 2005, 11:19 pm

It works -- sounds great, Brad!

Back to work on my Verne chapters...

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Post by BradBush » November 14th, 2005, 11:48 pm

Thanks for checking!! I am so glad this works. YouSendIt was down, so it made me get industrious. Goodbye OurMedia and YouSendIt (except I have to leave my podcast at the archive, because it will quickly eat up my 175MB and bandwidth)

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Post by Squiddhartha » November 15th, 2005, 6:07 pm

Gotta love a reading that clocks in at under a minute in its entirety!

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Post by jeanosullivan » November 15th, 2005, 10:46 pm

Okay, I just posted my "Voice of the Ancient Bard" and THEN listened to the other versions. This is so cool! Thanks, everyone, for this fun thing! All different; all true!

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Post by columkil » November 20th, 2005, 7:51 am

hello all. Just joined and have been listening to the weekly poem. Great fun, thanks to all! Kayray, please choose quickly as I can't wait to have a bash at the next poem. I think it would be a good start for me rather than just grabbing a chapter. Hopefully folk will like the "old tones" and that will boost my confidence for something a little bigger ... :D
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