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Post by aradlaw » September 29th, 2017, 7:01 pm

Autumn's Gold by George MacDonald (1824 - 1905).

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George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. ( Wikipedia)
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Along the tops of all the yellow trees,
The golden-yellow trees, the sunshine lies;
And where the leaves are gone, long rays surprise
Lone depths of thicket with their brightnesses;
And through the woods, all waste of many a breeze,
Cometh more joy of light for Poet's eyes—
Green fields lying yellow underneath the skies,
And shining houses and blue distances.
By the roadside, like rocks of golden ore
That make the western river-beds so bright,
The briar and the furze are all alight!
Perhaps the year will be so fair no more,
But now the fallen, falling leaves are gay,
And autumn old has shone into a Day!


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Post by Claire » October 1st, 2017, 4:52 pm

Looks like I'm first out of the gate this week. :lol:

Here's mine at 1:16:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/autumnsgold_macdonald_lah_128kb.mp3

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Post by tovarisch » October 1st, 2017, 5:48 pm

tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » October 1st, 2017, 8:08 pm

Thank you Lee Ann, Maryann and tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by ClaudiaSterngucker » October 2nd, 2017, 9:18 am

Ciao David,

Here is my contribution. I'm sorry, the recording is on the lower side (86.6 dB), but still accepted by the 'Checker'. I did the recording this afternoon and the noise in and around the house was clearly audible. I didn't dare to amplify more, since I'd also have amplified the noise. Please just let me know if it's not okay like this.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/autumnsgold_macdonald_cs_128kb.mp3 1:17.98

Thank you very much, it's a beautiful poem full of autumnal atmosphere.

Claudia
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Post by aradlaw » October 2nd, 2017, 11:03 am

Thank you Claudia. :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » October 2nd, 2017, 1:32 pm

David-

A strong wind this past week took down many of our leaves, but there are still a few pretty trees around town.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/autumnsgold_macdonald_ps_128kb.mp3
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Post by Algy Pug » October 2nd, 2017, 5:26 pm

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Post by aradlaw » October 2nd, 2017, 5:58 pm

Thank you Phil and Algy. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » October 3rd, 2017, 7:56 pm

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by Newgatenovelist » October 5th, 2017, 2:28 am

MacDonald is a lovely choice. Mine is 1.19:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/autumnsgold_macdonald_el_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » October 5th, 2017, 5:38 am

Thank you Erin. :thumbs:
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Post by Veggrower » October 5th, 2017, 10:54 am

Here's my version, David:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/autumnsgold_macdonald_gb_128kb.mp3

And the length is 1:16. Thanks a lot,

Garth

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