contest: find a poem that best reflects spirit of LV

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Post by hugh » July 7th, 2006, 7:40 am

very nice!

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Post by kayray » July 7th, 2006, 8:43 am

thistlechick wrote:"Art and Heart" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox from Poems of Passion http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/16776
ART AND HEART.

Though critics may bow to art, and I am its own true lover,
It is not art, but _heart_, which wins the wide world over.

Though smooth be the heartless prayer, no ear in Heaven will mind it,
And the finest phrase falls dead if there is no feeling behind it.

Though perfect the player's touch, little, if any, he sways us,
Unless we feel his heart throb through the music he plays us.

Though the poet may spend his life in skilfully rounding a measure,
Unless he writes from a full, warm heart he gives us little pleasure.

So it is not the speech which tells, but the impulse which goes
with the saying;
And it is not the words of the prayer, but the yearning back of
the praying.

It is not the artist's skill which into our soul comes stealing
With a joy that is almost pain, but it is the player's feeling.

And it is not the poet's song, though sweeter than sweet bells chiming,
Which thrills us through and through, but the heart which beats under
the rhyming.

And therefore I say again, though I am art's own true lover,
That it is not art, but heart, which wins the wide world over.
Oh Betsie, that's lovely, and so perfectly librivoxy.
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Post by a.r.dobbs » July 7th, 2006, 11:42 am

Totally Right. My Vote. (Can I vote four times for this one?)
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Post by LibraryLady » July 7th, 2006, 9:51 pm

Oh perfect, just so perfect. The essence of LibriVox.
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Post by Starlite » July 8th, 2006, 3:42 am

LibraryLady wrote:Oh perfect, just so perfect. The essence of LibriVox.
Annie, Can we maybe record that poem (or what ever one wins) as part of the weekly poetry For the week of july 30 to aug 5? That way we could have it ready for the anniversary on Aug 10th? :)
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by LibraryLady » July 8th, 2006, 11:33 am

I was thinking it might even work better to have the winner put up as a separate, special project and have it ongoing until the last possible moment to get as many people to record as possible. As soon as Hugh decides on the winner, I can put up a special thread in the poetry forum for it. Sound okay?
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Post by Starlite » July 8th, 2006, 11:39 am

LibraryLady wrote:I was thinking it might even work better to have the winner put up as a separate, special project and have it ongoing until the last possible moment to get as many people to record as possible. As soon as Hugh decides on the winner, I can put up a special thread in the poetry forum for it. Sound okay?
Sounds perfect! :)
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Post by LibraryLady » July 8th, 2006, 2:43 pm

Great! I'll get it started when I get the word from Hugh.
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Post by hugh » July 12th, 2006, 3:57 am

art & heart it is. beautiful.

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Post by Starlite » July 12th, 2006, 7:13 am

Hugh, could you judge the selections we have now and decide on which one we would like to record for the anniversary podcast. I would like to give people as much time as possible to record as well as have time left for the editor/s to do thier magic. Thanks :)

Oh and so that Library Lady can make a post in the poems thread?
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Post by hugh » July 12th, 2006, 9:33 am

sorry that should have been more clear!:

"art & heart" wins the contest for best poem for the anniversary podcast special...

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Post by Starlite » July 12th, 2006, 9:36 am

Hee hee, I missed the period after "it is" Boy does that change the meaning!

Librarylady can you set up a post in the poems sections for recordings to begin on this? :)
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Post by LibraryLady » July 12th, 2006, 2:10 pm

It shall be done. :D
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Post by LibraryLady » July 12th, 2006, 2:34 pm

Please submit your recordings here: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2851
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"I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice." ~Whitman

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