[COMPLETE] Short Poetry Collection 096

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Jc
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Post by Jc » March 31st, 2011, 9:19 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 096

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-096/

This collection is no longer taking submissions. Please continue in Short Poetry Collection 097

This is an open collection of poems for the month of April and May 2011. When this month is over, another one will be started.
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 2 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 30 minutes (approximately 5000 words).
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but we will have to check them to make sure they are not copyrighted.
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], 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.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    Add these ID3 tags:
    (If you're not sure how to add ID3 tags, please visit this page: How To Add or Edit ID3 Tags)

    Title: Poem Title (e.g. The Road Not Taken)
    Artist: Author Name and Year of Birth - Death [e.g. Robert Frost (1874-1963)]
    Album: LibriVox Short Poetry 096
    (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    [poem's title]_[author's last name]_[your initials].mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    (e.g. roadnottaken_frost_apc.mp3)

    When submitting, please follow this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH - DEATH)
    Text URL:
    MP3 URL:
    Duration:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://upload.librivox.org
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: JC
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain.
    • The length of your recording in minutes.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
Please provide the birth and death dates for the author. Thank you.

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Algy Pug
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Post by Algy Pug » April 3rd, 2011, 7:03 am

Two poems from the immortal William Topaz McGonagall (1825 - 1902)

Title: A Summary History of Sir William Wallace
Text URL: http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/poems/mpgwallace.htm
Mp3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/williamwallace_mcgonagall_ghs.mp3
Duration: 3:17

Title:The Rattling Boy from Dublin
Text URL: http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/poems/pgdublin.htm
Mp3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/rattlingboyfromdublin_mcgonagall_ghs.mp3
Duration: 4:25

Enjoy!

Cheers

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Nerdanel
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Post by Nerdanel » April 7th, 2011, 7:46 pm

Could I read "The Ballad of Reading Gaol"? It should take about 30 minutes to read.

Nerdanel
‘Oh, that won’t do!’ said Bilbo. ‘Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?’...
‘Ah!’ said Sam. ‘And where will they live? That’s what I often wonder.’
-The Fellowship of the Ring

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Post by Algy Pug » April 8th, 2011, 5:26 am

William Wallace - re-edited and reloaded:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/williamwallace_mcgonagall_ghs.mp3
Duration now 3:19

Cheers

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » April 9th, 2011, 5:10 am

Hi

These poems are so graphic and strong in theme that they survive translation easily:

Verses on the Painting of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), translated by John Addington Symonds (1840-1893)
Text URL - http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10314/pg10314.html (Poem V in this selection)
MP3 URL - http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/paintingsistinechapel_buonarroti_mg.mp3
Duration – 01:56

Sonnet: After the Death of Cecchino Bracci by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), translated by John Addington Symonds (1840-1893)
Text URL - http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10314/pg10314.html (Poem VIII in this selection)
MP3 URL - http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/sonnetcecchinobracci_buonarroti_mg.mp3
Duration – 01:37

Best wishes
Martin

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Post by bamsstudent » April 14th, 2011, 3:12 pm

can i record my own poems to be added?

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Post by serinde » April 16th, 2011, 12:15 pm

I would like to submit a poem:

Grandmother's Toy, by an unknown author.

Text URL: http://books.google.com/books?id=0isZAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=baring-gould&hl=en&ei=2KmgTc-sCYPegQfJgf3ZBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CEQQ6AEwBjgU#v=onepage&q&f=false

MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/grandmotherstoy_unknown_jw.mp3

Duration: 2.33 minutes

This is my first submission. Please list me as Jennifer Wiginton; my website is http://www.jenniferwiginton.com

I am still very new at the technical end of things, so if there are any problems with the recording, please let me know!

Thanks,
serinde

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Post by TriciaG » April 16th, 2011, 12:34 pm

bamsstudent wrote:can i record my own poems to be added?
No. Everything recorded by LibriVox must be (1) previously published, and (2) public domain (not under copyright). See here for more information: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Recording_%26_Text_Policies
By John Muir: Our National Parks
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New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by Corsetiere » April 17th, 2011, 4:55 pm

Love and Poetry by Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle (1624 - 1674)
Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/291/9.html
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/xx/loveandpoetry_margaret_kh.mp3

This is my first recording other than my test. Please let me know how I did?

Katie
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Post by LenXZ1 » April 23rd, 2011, 11:51 am

"The Sleeper," by Walter de la Mare (1873-1958)

Text URL: http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/23388-Walter-de-la-Mare-The-Sleeper
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/sleeper_delamare_llw.mp3
Duration: 1:51

Visit of a spirit? This mysterious poem seems to me to describe a visit from the next world by the spirit of a dead child, perhaps not yet aware that she is dead, but stealing back to take a look at her former home and at her beloved mother. The mother is at peace at the moment, since she is asleep, but when she awakes, the now smooth forehead will again be wrinkled with trouble as she remembers her lost daughter, not realizing that, with "mouselike feet," her dear one has passed by one last time.

Len
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Post by LenXZ1 » April 23rd, 2011, 6:02 pm

Here is my second contribution to this collection:
"The Homeland," by Dana Burnet (1888-1962)

Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/271/106.html
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/homeland_burnet_llw.mp3
Duration: 1:22

My first memory of this poem is when I frequently heard the school glee club practicing a song based upon it when I was just a first grader up in White Lake, Wisconsin, many long years ago.

Len
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Post by jenjud » April 24th, 2011, 5:39 pm

Could you please let me know whether the following poems are in the public domain:
'The Farmer Remembers the Somme' by Vance Palmer.
( web ref:http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/24532-Vance-Palmer-The-Farmer-Remembers-the-Somme)

also 'Sweete Cupid, ripen her desire' by William Corkine
( web ref: http://www.kulturserver.de/home/harald-lillmeyer/Texte/Downloads/Liedtexte/Corkine2/7.Sweet%20Cupid%20ripen.html)

Thanks,

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Post by TriciaG » April 24th, 2011, 6:09 pm

jenjud - I believe they both are PD. The 1610 one definitely is. The newer one was a little iffy, but I found a link (HERE) that says it was published in 1920, so it's OK also.
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New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
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Post by Algy Pug » April 24th, 2011, 11:08 pm

TriciaG wrote:jenjud -
The newer one was a little iffy, but I found a link (HERE) that says it was published in 1920, so it's OK also.
It would be PD in the US but not in a death+70 country. Vance Palmer died in 1959.

Nice to hear of another reader with an interest in Aussie poetry.

Cheers

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Post by TriciaG » April 26th, 2011, 9:06 am

OK, let's get this show on the road. I'll update the MW.
By John Muir: Our National Parks
Essays on Psychology and Crime: On the Witness Stand
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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