COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] A Photograph by John Charles McNeill - dl

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Post by aradlaw » August 11th, 2019, 11:41 am

A Photograph by John Charles McNeill (1874 - 1907).

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McNeill was considered the unofficial poet laureate of his home state North Carolina until this position was established officially after World War II. His poetry enjoys enduring popularity, and is favoured by teachers and students for its accessibility. - Summary by Carolin
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A Photograph by John Charles McNeill, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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When in this room I turn in pondering pace
And find thine eyes upon me where I stand,
Led on, as by Enemo's silken strand,
I come and gaze and gaze upon thy face.

Framed round by silence, poised on pearl-white grace
Of curving throat, too sweet for beaded band,
It seems as if some wizard's magic wand
Had wrought thee for the love of all the race.

Dear face, that will not turn about to see
The tulips, glorying in the casement sun,
Or, other days, the drizzled raindrops run

Down the damp walls, but follow only me,
Would that Pygmalion's goddess might be won
To change this lifeless image into thee!


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Post by irondog70 » August 11th, 2019, 4:14 pm

My Unframed Vocal Snapshot:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/photograph_mcneill_cn_128kb.mp3
Duration 1:36

Say cheese! :D
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Post by Horner94 » August 11th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Hello!
Here is my recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/photograph_mcneill_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 00:59
Kind regards,
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Post by aradlaw » August 11th, 2019, 5:22 pm

Thank you Cornel and Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » August 11th, 2019, 5:42 pm

Here's my reading, if someone could please PL :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/photograph_mcneill_dl_128kb.mp3
1:48
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Post by DaveW » August 12th, 2019, 1:24 pm

My first attempt, ready for PL.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/photograph_mcneill_dcw_128kb.mp3

1:05 length


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Post by lymiewithpurpose » August 12th, 2019, 4:23 pm

Campbell
Constructive criticism always welcome

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Post by supersera » August 12th, 2019, 6:26 pm

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Post by aradlaw » August 12th, 2019, 7:58 pm

Thank you Lee Ann, Campbell and Sarah. :thumbs:

Welcome to LibriVox DaveW :D
Good first reading, although we have to work on the background noise which is 53 dB. :wink:

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Post by silverquill » August 12th, 2019, 10:20 pm

You are PL OK, David :)

And, here is my reading:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/photograph_mcneill_lcw_128kb.mp3 1:01

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Post by aradlaw » August 13th, 2019, 5:58 am

Thank you Larry. :thumbs:

..and thanks for the PL. :)
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Post by msfry » August 13th, 2019, 7:28 am

Here's my Photograph, Exposure 1:15
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/photograph_mcneill_mtf_128kb.mp3

Neat poem!
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Post by aradlaw » August 13th, 2019, 3:08 pm

Thank you Bruce and Michele. :thumbs:
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