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Post by aradlaw » August 2nd, 2020, 8:08 am

Witnesses by Madison Cawein (1865 - 1914).

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Cawein's poetry allied his love of nature with a devotion to earlier English and European literature, mythology, and classical allusion. His was quite prolific, with thirty-six books and 1,500 poems to his credit. His writing presented Kentucky scenes in a language echoing Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. He soon earned the nickname the "Keats of Kentucky". (Wikipedia)
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Witnesses by Madison Cawein, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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You say I do not love you!—Tell me why,
When I have gazed a little on your face,
And then gone forth into the world of men,
A beauty, neither of the earth nor sky,
A glamour, that transforms each common place,
Attends my spirit then?

II

You say I do not love you!—Yet, I know,
When I have heard you speak and dwelt upon
Your words a while, my heart has gone away
Filled with strange music, very soft and low,
A dim companion, touching with sweet tone
The discords of the day.

III

You say I do not love you!—Yet, it seems,
When I have kissed your hand and said farewell,
A fragrance, wilder than the wood’s wild bloom,
Companions dim my soul and fills, with dreams,
The sad and sordid streets where people dwell,
Dreams of spring’s wild perfume.


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Post by Horner94 » August 2nd, 2020, 12:07 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/witnesses_cawein_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:08

Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by Algy Pug » August 2nd, 2020, 4:37 pm

Algy Pug

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Post by EliseDee » August 2nd, 2020, 7:10 pm

Hello!

Just uploaded my recording, available here:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/witnesses_cawein_ed_128kb.mp3

Length is 1:17.

Elise :)

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Post by aradlaw » August 2nd, 2020, 7:46 pm

Horner94 wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 12:07 pm
Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/witnesses_cawein_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:08

Many thanks,
Chad
Thank you Chad, good reading, but your volume is low at 83.0 dB. You should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

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Post by aradlaw » August 2nd, 2020, 7:47 pm

Thank you Lee Ann, Algy and Elise. :thumbs:
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Post by DrumJ8 » August 2nd, 2020, 10:16 pm

Here is my contribution, at 01:21.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/witnesses_cawein_ea_128kb.mp3

Thank you :)

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Post by grs2905 » August 3rd, 2020, 1:11 am


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Post by aradlaw » August 3rd, 2020, 4:50 am

Thank you Edmond and Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by parallax22 » August 3rd, 2020, 11:01 am

Hello,

Here is my submission for this week at 1:29.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/witnesses_cawein_qh_128kb.mp3

Thanks!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » August 3rd, 2020, 11:46 am

This was a lovely choice, David. Thank you for introducing me to this poem.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/witnesses_cawein_el_128kb.mp3
1.50
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Post by aradlaw » August 3rd, 2020, 11:52 am

Welcome to LibriVox Quin, good first reading. :thumbs:

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Post by aradlaw » August 3rd, 2020, 11:56 am

Thank you Erin :thumbs: I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.
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