COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] Easy Knowledge by Arthur Macy - dl

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Post by aradlaw » August 11th, 2018, 5:41 pm

Easy Knowledge by Arthur Macy (1842 - 1904).

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Arthur Macy did not consider his work of sufficiently high poetic standard to be published. Every one praised his choice of words, his wonderful facility in rhyme, the perfection of his metre, and the daintiness and delicacy of his verse. "All right," he would say, "but that is not Poetry with a big P, and that is the only kind that should be published. And there is mighty little of it." (from the introduction to Poems by Arthur Macy; written by William Alfred Hovey, June 7, 1905)
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Easy Knowledge by Arthur Macy, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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How nice 'twould be if knowledge grew
On bushes, as the berries do!
Then we could plant our spelling seed,
And gather all the words we need.
The sums from off our slates we'd wipe,
And wait for figures to be ripe,
And go into the fields, and pick
Whole bushels of arithmetic;
Or if we wished to learn Chinese,
We'd just go out and shake the trees;
And grammar then, in all the towns,
Would grow with proper verbs and nouns;
And in the gardens there would be
Great bunches of geography;
And all the passers-by would stop,
And marvel at the knowledge crop;
And I my pen would cease to push,
And pluck my verses from a bush!

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Post by tovarisch » August 11th, 2018, 6:23 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 » August 12th, 2018, 9:49 am

Thanks tovarisch," the early birds gets the poem". :P
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Post by grs2905 » August 12th, 2018, 2:23 pm

Regards,

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Post by aradlaw » August 12th, 2018, 4:57 pm

Thank you Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by Foon » August 13th, 2018, 1:38 am

Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!

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Post by kathrinee » August 13th, 2018, 8:27 am

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Post by aradlaw » August 13th, 2018, 9:12 am

Thank you Lee Ann, Eva, Foon, Katherine and a special thanks to Mr. Vader. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » August 13th, 2018, 8:13 pm

Here is my contribution to this week's project -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/easyknowledge_macy_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:16

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Post by aradlaw » August 14th, 2018, 6:32 am

Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
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Post by iBeScotty » August 14th, 2018, 9:09 am

Into the mic I did not read,
I just pulled this track from a weed!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/easyknowledge_macy_sws_128kb.mp3
1:17
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Post by aradlaw » August 14th, 2018, 10:39 am

:P Thank you Scotty.

I've tried all day with seed and hoe
But still can't get the words to grow.
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