COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] The Best Friend by Meribah Abbott - dl

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Ambsweet13
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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 23rd, 2020, 8:19 pm

The Best Friend by Meribah Abbott ( - 1923).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-best-friend-by-meribah-abbott/
Abbott's description of the empathic characteristics of a dog, taken from J. Earl Clauson's Collection, "The Dogs Book of Verse". ( Ambsweet13)
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The Best Friend by Meribah Abbott, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal URL.]
Then read the poem:
If I was sad, then he had grief, as well—
Seeking my hands with soft insistent paw,
Searching my face with anxious eyes that saw
More than my halting, human speech could tell;
Eyes wide with wisdom, fine, compassionate—
Dear, loyal one, that knew not wrong nor hate.

If I made merry—then how he would strive
To show his joy; "Good master, let's to play,
The world is ours," that gladsome bark would say;
"Just yours and mine—'tis fun to be alive!"
Our world ... four walls above the city's din,
My crutch the bar that ever held us in.

Whate'er my mood—the fretful word, or sweet,
The swift command, the wheedling undertone,
His faith was fixed, his love was mine, alone,
His heaven was here at my slow crippled feet:
Oh, friend thrice-lost; oh, fond heart unassailed,
Ye taught me trust when man's dull logic failed.


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Post by aradlaw » May 24th, 2020, 4:56 am

This week we welcome a new BC for this week's poem, Ambsweet13.
This usually moves to Short Works after the current Weekly Poem is cataloged.
David Lawrence

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Post by grs2905 » May 24th, 2020, 7:04 am


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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 24th, 2020, 7:52 am

Thank you for your submission!
A.M.B. :roll:
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Post by HollyMasri » May 24th, 2020, 11:04 am

Here is my first poem: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bestfriend_abbott_hm_128kb.mp3

The file duration is 01:17. I'm excited to be starting! :D

Please credit me as Holly Masri.

Thanks!

~Holly

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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 24th, 2020, 2:30 pm

HollyMasri wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 11:04 am
Here is my first poem: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bestfriend_abbott_hm_128kb.mp3

The file duration is 01:17. I'm excited to be starting! :D

Please credit me as Holly Masri.

Thanks!

~Holly
Thank you for your submission!
A.M.B. :roll:
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Solo Project Cape Cod

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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 24th, 2020, 2:46 pm

Great reading! PL-Approved!
Last edited by Ambsweet13 on May 24th, 2020, 2:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 24th, 2020, 2:48 pm

HollyMasri wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 11:04 am
Here is my first poem: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bestfriend_abbott_hm_128kb.mp3

The file duration is 01:17. I'm excited to be starting! :D

Please credit me as Holly Masri.

Thanks!

~Holly
Great recording and welcome to LibriVox! PL-Approved!
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Post by Horner94 » May 24th, 2020, 10:39 pm

Hello,
Here is my attempt: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bestfriend_abbott_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:29

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Craigos » May 25th, 2020, 8:04 am


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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 25th, 2020, 8:23 am

Horner94 wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Hello,
Here is my attempt: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bestfriend_abbott_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:29

Kind regards,
Chad
Thank you for your submission!
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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 25th, 2020, 8:23 am

Thank you for your submission!
A.M.B. :roll:
Plays The Young Idea Peg O' My Heart
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Post by Claire » May 25th, 2020, 2:04 pm


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Post by AnnaR77 » May 25th, 2020, 6:50 pm

Hello this is my first time doing a recording besides the one minute test! Please let me know if there's anything I need to fix.

Here's the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bestfriend_abbott_AR_128kb.mp3
(1:27)

I would like my name to appear as AnnaR77.

Thanks!

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