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Motley, and Other Poems, by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956)

Volunteers outside the USA: Walter De la Mare died in 1956. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 70 years for authors who died after 1971; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.

• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/motley-and-other-poems-by-walter-de-la-mare/
From English poet Walter De la Mare comes an early collection of poems reflecting on loss, mortality, and universal questions. (Summary by Larry Wilson)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/68458

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Genres for the project: Poetry/Single author

Keywords that describe the book: death, verse, English literature, rhyme, mortality

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

NOTE: ONE MONTH deadline for these short poems

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

Say:
"[Poem title], by Walter De la Mare, read for LibriVox.org" by [your name] or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
• Then read the poem.
• At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.

If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Motley, and Other Poems, by Walter De la Mare."

Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.


Filename: motley_##_delamare_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. motley_01_delamare_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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Last edited by silverquill on October 20th, 2023, 12:12 pm, edited 2 times in total.
~ Larry
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I will also be DPL for this project
Sections 1,28,30,33,48 are preclaimed.
~ Larry
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Hi Larry,
I'll MC this for you.
Have a good night!
-Amy

P.S.
May I have 7 The Quarry and 14 The Stranger?
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood
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alg1001 wrote: August 9th, 2023, 5:15 pm Hi Larry,
I'll MC this for you.
Have a good night!
-Amy

P.S.
May I have 7 The Quarry and 14 The Stranger?
Thank you so much, Amy!
MW populated and first assignments made.

We are ready for readers.

(PS I've added wording to make the deadline for these short poems just one month.)
~ Larry
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Great! I'll move you to Short Works. :)
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I would like to read sections 2-6. Are you open to me using a british accent or would you prefer my neutral american accent?
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kmemmons wrote: August 10th, 2023, 10:32 am I would like to read sections 2-6. Are you open to me using a british accent or would you prefer my neutral american accent?
Thank you!
I've assigned these to you.

Please use whatever accent is most comfortable and natural to you.
~ Larry
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Thank you. I will get started today.
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Thank you for these five recordings!
You have a wonderful recording voice and you know how to read poetry with expressiveness, that we don't always hear. :)

Just a few technical issues to address:

1. The silences at the beginning and end of all of these are too long.
At the beginning, just .05 - 1.0 seconds, and at the end just about 5 seconds. So, all of these need to be trimmed.

2. Optional: These are close to our upper limit in volume, so while you're making the edits, if you could amplify them down by about 2 dBs, that would be good. Also 5 and 6 could use some moderate noise reduction to cut down on the hum.

Just upload the corrected files under the same file name and post the link with new time here again, and I'll give them a quick check.

I think you might cut back on the input gain to get a better volume level.

I hope we will hear a lot more of your voice here on LibriVox. :thumbs:
~ Larry
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Thanks, Larry. I'm getting a bit of road noice bleeding in from this room. I will record them again tomorrow in a different room and see if that helps and will adjust based on your recommendations.

And thank you for the kind words about my voice. Much appreciated!
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kmemmons wrote: August 10th, 2023, 2:00 pm Thanks, Larry. I'm getting a bit of road noice bleeding in from this room. I will record them again tomorrow in a different room and see if that helps and will adjust based on your recommendations.

And thank you for the kind words about my voice. Much appreciated!
No need at all to record them again!
Just trim the silences.

If you want to adjust the volume, that's fine, but they are certainly within our range.
~ Larry
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