COMPLETE [Fortnightly Poetry] White Bird of Love by Joyce Kilmer - dl

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Post by aradlaw » July 12th, 2020, 5:13 pm

White Bird of Love by Joyce Kilmer (1886 - 1918).

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Though a prolific poet whose works celebrated the common beauty of the natural world as well as his Roman Catholic religious faith, Kilmer was also a journalist, literary critic, lecturer, and editor. At the time of his deployment to Europe during World War I, Kilmer was considered the leading American Roman Catholic poet and lecturer of his generation, ( Wikipedia)
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White Bird of Love by Joyce Kilmer, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
Little white bird of the summer sky,
Silver against the golden sun,
Over the green of the hills you fly,
You and the sweet, wild air are one.

Glorious sights are in that far place
Reached by your daisy-petal wing,
Rose-colored meteors dive through space,
Stars made of molten music sing.

Still, though your quivering eager flight
Reaches the groves by Heaven town,
Where all the angels cry out, “Alight!
Stop, little bird, come down, come down!”

Careless you speed over fields of stars,
Darting through Heaven swift and free;
Nothing your arrowy passage bars
Back to the earth and back to me.

Here in the orchard of dream-fruit fair
Out of my dreams is built your nest.
Blossoming dreams all the branches bear,
Fit for my silver dream-bird’s rest.

Here, since they love you, the young stars shine,
Through the white petals come their beams.
Little white love-laden bird of mine,
Let them shine on you through my dreams.


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Post by KevinS » July 12th, 2020, 6:31 pm

Drop and roll!

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Post by Horner94 » July 12th, 2020, 8:40 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whitebird_kilmer_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:27

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by DrumJ8 » July 12th, 2020, 9:55 pm

Here is my contribution, at 01:45.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whitebird_kilmer_ea_128kb.mp3

Thank you :)

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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 13th, 2020, 11:33 pm

Hello!

Here's my take:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whitebird_kilmer_ag_128kb.mp3
Length: 1:37

Thanks!
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Post by aradlaw » July 14th, 2020, 7:39 am

Thank you Kevin, Chad, Edmond, Graham, Rohan and Andrew. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » July 14th, 2020, 7:40 am

Good reading Lucas, however, your volume is a bit low at 85.5 dB, you should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

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Post by aradlaw » July 14th, 2020, 8:45 am

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » July 15th, 2020, 4:39 pm

Thank you Helen. :thumbs:
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Post by NomadVoices » July 16th, 2020, 8:57 am

Hi,
Here is my recording of the poem.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whitebird_kilmer_nv_128kb.mp3
Time 1:28

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