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Post by Rapunzelina » July 1st, 2020, 2:36 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 206

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-206-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of July 2020. 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 (if you wish) date, location, your personal URL, etc.
    • 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:
    spc206_[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. spc206_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.

Magic Window:



BC Admin.
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Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 1st, 2020, 2:43 am

Two poems already in the Magic Window, over from last month's collection! :D

This month is something of an anniversary for me and the Poetry Collection. July 2014 was the first month I BCed this project. Then we averaged about 20 poems per month, now we average about 60, with last month, June, being the busiest so far with 69 wonderfully recited poems! We can see, through this collection, how much the Librivox Project has grown over the years! Thank you, everybody!
:clap: :clap:

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Post by Horner94 » July 1st, 2020, 8:37 am

Hello,
I would like to contribute something else to this collection:
Lucifer in Starlight by George Meredith (1828–1909)
URL to text: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44701/lucifer-in-starlight
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_luciferinstarlight_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:10

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Horner94 » July 1st, 2020, 9:12 am

Hello,
Also, I thought it would be nice to include this poem in the collection:
Title: Jerusalem
Author: William Blake (28 Nov 1757 - 12 Aug 1827)
URL to text: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/54684/jerusalem-and-did-those-feet-in-ancient-time
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_jerusalem_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 00:58

Kind regards,
Chad
Last edited by Horner94 on July 1st, 2020, 7:24 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by Layabanoor » July 1st, 2020, 10:59 am

Hello!
I'm new here and it's my first recording after the one minute test. I hope I did fine.

THE TRAGEDIENNE By Zoe Akins (1886-1958)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/akins01.html#1
Duration: 1:11
Mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc_tragedienne_ln_128kb.mp3

With Regards..
Layabanoor

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Post by brucek » July 1st, 2020, 5:54 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:43 am
This month is something of an anniversary for me and the Poetry Collection. July 2014 was the first month I BCed this project. Then we averaged about 20 poems per month, now we average about 60, with last month, June, being the busiest so far with 69 wonderfully recited poems! We can see, through this collection, how much the Librivox Project has grown over the years! Thank you, everybody!
Congratulations on your anniversary, Rapunzelina! :clap:

The popularity of this project can be directly attributed to your dedication and diligence.

And thanks for giving us readers a friendly place to express some of our own thoughts via the enduring works of the great poets.

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 1st, 2020, 10:24 pm

Being Canada Day (even if I didn't manage to get 'em in before midnight...), I decided to record a couple of pieces by one of my favourite poets: John McCrae.


Mine Host, by John McCrae (1872 - 1918)
Text Link: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields_and_Other_Poems/Mine_Host
Duration: 0:53
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_minehost_ag_128kb.mp3


Penance, by John McCrae (1872 - 1918)
Text Link: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields_and_Other_Poems/Penance
Duration: 1:09
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_penance_ag_128kb.mp3


Let me know if I need to touch anything up. Thanks!!
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Post by Rapunzelina » July 2nd, 2020, 7:28 am

Horner94 wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 9:12 am
Kind regards,
Chad
Hi Chad! Thank you for your poems! PL OK and in the Magic Window! :D
Layabanoor wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 10:59 am
Hello!
I'm new here and it's my first recording after the one minute test. I hope I did fine.

THE TRAGEDIENNE By Zoe Akins (1886-1958)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/akins01.html#1
Duration: 1:11
Mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc_tragedienne_ln_128kb.mp3

With Regards..
Layabanoor
Hello Layabanoor! Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection! Your recording is perfect, apart from the filename which is missing the 206 from "spc206_ ..." but no worries, I can fix filenames at cataloguing time.
Here's your Reader Page: https://librivox.org/reader/14598 which you can also access from your name-link in the Magic Window.
It lists all projects you read for, so it may look empty now, but I hope you enjoy recording and gradually fill it up! It can also help to keep track of sections in ongoing projects under the "Reader section details" link.
Looking forward to more recordings! Enjoy your time at librivox! :clap:

brucek wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 5:54 pm
Congratulations on your anniversary, Rapunzelina! :clap:

The popularity of this project can be directly attributed to your dedication and diligence.

And thanks for giving us readers a friendly place to express some of our own thoughts via the enduring works of the great poets.

~~~~~
Bruce.
Thank you so much for your sweet words, Bruce! It is truly a pleasure to listen to all the diverse poetry, which makes running this project a privilege! :9:

OooThatsNifty wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 10:24 pm
Let me know if I need to touch anything up. Thanks!!
Thank you for your offerings, Andrew! All perfect with your recordings!
I will use the gutenberg ebook http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/353 as text source, as we generally avoid wikisource. You'll notice (statement at the end of the page) that for some reason wikisource make their texts available under the "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License" which does not agree with our Public domain statement. Gutenberg.org is our number one choice! :thumbs:

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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 2nd, 2020, 5:09 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 7:28 am
Thank you for your offerings, Andrew! All perfect with your recordings!
I will use the gutenberg ebook http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/353 as text source, as we generally avoid wikisource. You'll notice (statement at the end of the page) that for some reason wikisource make their texts available under the "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License" which does not agree with our Public domain statement. Gutenberg.org is our number one choice! :thumbs:
Thanks for the heads-up! Makes perfect sense - I'll make sure to check Gutenberg first going forward :)
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Post by Kalamareader » July 2nd, 2020, 9:17 pm

Rapunzelina,

Thank you for adding this poem of mine after my boo boo last time :oops: . (one should read the instructions first.) I hope you enjoyed it. It kind of reminded me of "The Touch of the Master's Hand".

Thanks again,

Wayne
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Post by Rapunzelina » July 3rd, 2020, 5:36 am

Thank You, Wayne! :9: Yes, a good thing I remembered to forward it :mrgreen:

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Post by Layabanoor » July 3rd, 2020, 6:12 am

Rapunzelina,

Thank you so much for adding my recording of "The Tragedienne" to your collection.
I've recorded one more, I hope I did fine in this one too.

WITCHERY
Author: Frank Dempster Sherman (1860-1916)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/sherman.html#1
Duration: 1:13
Mp3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_witchery_ln_128kb.mp3

With Regards
Layabanoor

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 3rd, 2020, 10:28 am

Hello Layabanoor! Thank you for your second poem! A good choice! I like it!

My only comment is about the silence at the beginning and at the end, which in a short recording can feel even longer. Would it be possible to shorten the beginning silence to about a second, and the ending silence to about 5 seconds?
Thank you! :9:

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 3rd, 2020, 10:53 am

Ikedsherr wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 1:27 am
Dear Rapunzelina,

Here is my next poem. I chose a poem that covers the same subject as the last in order to provide comparison.

Note that because the title is the same, I've included the poet's name in the file to distinguish it from the last. I hope that's okay!

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_ozymandiashoraceamith_ids_128kb.mp3

Best,
Ike.
I have added your recording to this month's collection and fixed the filename.
I think it works nicely considering that Smith published his version of the poem a month after Shelley, so that is what you've done here too :mrgreen:

Did you read from an online text source that you can show me, please?

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Post by Layabanoor » July 3rd, 2020, 11:21 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 10:28 am
Hello Layabanoor! Thank you for your second poem! A good choice! I like it!

My only comment is about the silence at the beginning and at the end, which in a short recording can feel even longer. Would it be possible to shorten the beginning silence to about a second, and the ending silence to about 5 seconds?
Thank you! :9:
So, shall I shorten it and send it again?

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