Each fortnight a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!(Will change before cataloging) Here is a sweet little poem to touch your heart and share with your best friends. The words are heartfelt, simple and trip off the tongue in sing-song fashion. The challenge becomes, as my English teacher and the poetry pundits oft complain of, how to read it without that sing-song pattern becoming monotonous. Let's see how our Librivoxers do. ( Michele Fry)
This fortnight's poem can be found here.
[*] Project Code: SDKxees3
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Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
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Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Then read the poem:Through All The Years by J. W. Foley (rhymes with rolly polly), read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
Time is just a little fleeter;
Friendship just a little sweeter
And the fruits of memory mellow
As the years and years go by.
Old friends seem a little dearer;
Hearts to hearts a little nearer.
When the leaves turn red and yellow
Underneath the Autumn sky.
Dreams with recollection tender
Fill the heart with richer splendor,
As the light gleams soft in falling
Through some old cathedral dome;
And, to faults a little blinder,
We grow just a little kinder,
And the dream that’s calling, calling,
Is of old friends and of home.
Friends we cling to may be fewer,
But the love for them is truer,
For we know life’s richest treasure
To be friendship that endures,
And the old friends all grow dearer
As we see with eyes grown clearer
That joy’s gladdest, fullest measure
Is a friendship such as yours.
So I smile a little longer,
And the pull’s a little stronger
On my heart strings as I sit and dream
Of some old friend and true
With my eyes a little brighter,
and my heart a little lighter,
For the mellow lights of memory gleam
along the trail to you.
And if time’s a little fleeter,
Friendship’s just a little sweeter,
And the story of its splendor
Always old and ever new;
How the years make old friends dearer
Hearts to hearts a little nearer
Till with friendship grown more tender
I am telling this to you.
At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name - all in lowercase: throughalltheyears_foley_your initials_128kb.mp3
ID3 tags (Version 2):
Artist Name: J. W. Foley
Track Title: Through All The Years - Read by YOUR INITIALS (e.g. Through All The Years - Read by KLH)
Album Title: LibriVox Fortnightly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]
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