[FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Through All The Years by J. W. Foley - dl

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Post by msfry » August 12th, 2018, 3:50 pm

Through All The Years by James W. Foley ( 1874 - 1939 ).
(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)
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Through All The Years by J. W. Foley (rhymes with rolly polly), read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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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.


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Post by aradlaw » August 12th, 2018, 5:48 pm

There's your MW and my reading...
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/throughalltheyears_foley_dl_128kb.mp3
2:09

Found a bit of info on the author, he was a poet in North Dakota, 1874 - 1939. (that's it)
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Post by Foon » August 13th, 2018, 1:44 am

Foon - Constructive criticism is always welcome!

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Post by iBeScotty » August 13th, 2018, 6:42 pm

Such a sweet sentiment. Glad to have tried reading it:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/throughalltheyears_foley_sws_128kb.mp3
2:10

Thank you.
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Post by msfry » August 15th, 2018, 8:42 am

Thanks, Bruce. Want to swap PL's with me?

Here's my attempt:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/throughalltheyears_foley_mtf_128kb.mp3 2:11
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Post by msfry » August 15th, 2018, 9:18 am

David, Scotty, Foon, Bruce, all your renditions are PL OK. I felt with every single one of them that you were talking with experience of same!!!!! Love it!

AND, you all concur that Foley should rhyme with rolly polly, not with holly, or golly. So, it being my policy to record my attempt before listening to anyone else, I had to go back in and change mine, and I shall put it in the first post now . . . . . so others won't commit the same folly. Ha Ha. Ha.
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Post by williamjones » August 15th, 2018, 9:25 am

As they say in beautiful downtown Germany:
here's my effort, for better or for Wurst.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/throughalltheyears_foley_wj_128kb.mp3 2:11
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Post by brucek » August 15th, 2018, 5:32 pm

msfry wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 8:42 am
Thanks, Bruce. Want to swap PL's with me?

Here's my attempt:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/throughalltheyears_foley_mtf_128kb.mp3 2:11
Sounds great, Michele, your prosody is spot on. PL OK.

Bruce.

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Post by tovarisch » August 15th, 2018, 7:00 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 msfry » August 16th, 2018, 8:36 am

Thanks Bill and tovarisch. Both of your renditions are PL OK. :thumbs:

And since you both seem to enjoy the occasional trick question, can you (or anyone joining in here) imagine another meaning of this line, besides the surreal picture of shafts of light piercing through the roof of an old building?:

"Through some old cathedral dome;"

especially being followed by these lines:

"And, to faults a little blinder,
We grow just a little kinder,"


Anyone?
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Post by williamjones » August 16th, 2018, 11:47 am

msfry wrote:
August 16th, 2018, 8:36 am
Thanks Bill and tovarisch. Both of your renditions are PL OK. :thumbs:

And since you both seem to enjoy the occasional trick question, can you (or anyone joining in here) imagine another meaning of this line, besides the surreal picture of shafts of light piercing through the roof of an old building?:

"Through some old cathedral dome;"

especially being followed by these lines:

"And, to faults a little blinder,
We grow just a little kinder,"


Anyone?
I hope someone else has a clever insight to your question.
I don't know what else it could mean.
Я не знаю, что еще это может означать.
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Post by msfry » August 16th, 2018, 12:16 pm

And I haven't a clue what this means, Bill. Not even the language.
Я не знаю, что еще это может означать.
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Post by tovarisch » August 16th, 2018, 12:40 pm

Aw, come on, Michele, Google Translate successfully guesses the language... :lol: Use the 'Force'!
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Post by williamjones » August 16th, 2018, 12:50 pm

msfry wrote:
August 16th, 2018, 12:16 pm
And I haven't a clue what this means, Bill. Not even the language.
I don't know what else it could mean.
Я не знаю, что еще это может означать.
The second line is a Russian translation of the prior line.

It's one of the few useful phrases I remember from about 100 years ago when I took Russian at the university. Here are some of the others:
Я не понимаю. {I don't understand.}
Кто вы? {Who are you?}
Я люблю ваши волосы. {I love your hair. (for use on special occasions)}
Что ты делаешь, товарищ? {what are you doing, Tovarisch/Buddy?}
Я не давно не пил чай. {I haven't drunk tea for a long time.}
Где таверна? {Where is the tavern?}
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