[Weekly Poem] To the River by Edgar Allan Poe - dl

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Post by aradlaw » January 12th, 2019, 9:08 pm

To the River by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849).
This Weekly Poem is taken from the Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe (1883)
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To the River by Edgar Allan Poe, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:

Fair river! in thy bright, clear flow
Of crystal, wandering water,
Thou art an emblem of the glow
Of beauty—the unhidden heart—
The playful maziness of art
In old Alberto's daughter;

But when within thy wave she looks—
Which glistens then, and trembles—
Why, then, the prettiest of brooks
Her worshipper resembles;
For in his heart, as in thy stream,
Her image deeply lies—
His heart which trembles at the beam
Of her soul-searching eyes.


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Post by tovarisch » January 13th, 2019, 7:08 am

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 grs2905 » January 13th, 2019, 4:32 pm

Regards,

GRS

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Post by NemoR » January 13th, 2019, 8:49 pm

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Post by pschempf » January 13th, 2019, 8:55 pm

Hello David -

Here's my contribution for this week -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/totheriver_poe_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 0:53
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Post by aradlaw » January 13th, 2019, 9:03 pm

Thank you tovarisch, Graham and Nemo...and Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 14th, 2019, 7:49 am


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Post by Foon » January 14th, 2019, 8:01 am

Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!

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Post by chrysse » January 14th, 2019, 8:03 am


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Post by Subconscious » January 14th, 2019, 12:34 pm

Here is my contribution:

Duration: 1 min 04 sec
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/totheriver_poe_dh_128kb.mp3


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Post by JasmineF » January 14th, 2019, 4:37 pm

Hello, here is my contribution!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/test_jasminef.mp3 [0:57]

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Post by aradlaw » January 15th, 2019, 4:40 pm

Thank you Erin, Foon, chrysse and Daryl. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » January 15th, 2019, 4:42 pm

JasmineF wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Hello, here is my contribution!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/test_jasminef.mp3 [0:57]

Bethany Funk
Jasmine, you've submitted your test file, we need your recording of the poem. (please follow the instructions in the opening post) :wink:
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Post by PNGDeb » January 15th, 2019, 5:37 pm


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Post by aradlaw » January 15th, 2019, 6:20 pm

Thank you Debra, good first reading. :D
Your file has a noticeable background hum, I see you are using a USB mic, is it plugged directly into your computer or are you using a USB hub, sometimes it makes a difference. You can use Noise Reduction in Audacity to reduce the hum.
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