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Post by aradlaw » December 27th, 2020, 9:58 am

In Vain by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886).

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Taken from Poems by Emily Dickinson, Series One by Emily Dickinson ( David Lawrence)
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In Vain by Emily Dickinson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
I cannot live with you,
It would be life,
And life is over there
Behind the shelf

The sexton keeps the key to,
Putting up
Our life, his porcelain,
Like a cup

Discarded of the housewife,
Quaint or broken;
A newer Sevres pleases,
Old ones crack.

I could not die with you,
For one must wait
To shut the other's gaze down, —
You could not.

And I, could I stand by
And see you freeze,
Without my right of frost,
Death's privilege?

Nor could I rise with you,
Because your face
Would put out Jesus',
That new grace

Glow plain and foreign
On my homesick eye,
Except that you, than he
Shone closer by.

They'd judge us — how?
For you served Heaven, you know,
Or sought to;
I could not,

Because you saturated sight,
And I had no more eyes
For sordid excellence
As Paradise.

And were you lost, I would be,
Though my name
Rang loudest
On the heavenly fame.

And were you saved,
And I condemned to be
Where you were not,
That self were hell to me.

So we must keep apart,
You there, I here,
With just the door ajar
That oceans are,
And prayer,
And that pale sustenance,
Despair!

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Post by Horner94 » December 27th, 2020, 2:38 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/invain_dickinson_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:51

Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by aradlaw » December 27th, 2020, 4:05 pm

Thank you Chad. :thumbs:

Happy New Year. Image
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Post by GregGiordano » December 28th, 2020, 7:49 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/invain_dickinson_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 2:04

Take care,

Greg

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Post by aradlaw » December 29th, 2020, 9:01 am

Thank you Greg. :thumbs:

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Post by GregGiordano » December 29th, 2020, 9:57 am

aradlaw wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 9:01 am
Thank you Greg. :thumbs:

Happy New Year. Image
Happy New Year to you as well, my friend!

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Post by PSHarvey106 » December 30th, 2020, 2:50 am

Hi,

Here is my contribution.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/invain_dickinson_psh_128kb.mp3
(Running Time 1:55)


Thank you.
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Post by aradlaw » December 30th, 2020, 7:09 pm

Thank you Paul and Bruce,

Happy New Year!
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Post by LeeSalter » December 31st, 2020, 3:19 pm

Here is my recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/invain_dickinson_ls_128kb.mp3
Running Time: 1:48
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Post by aradlaw » December 31st, 2020, 8:28 pm

Thank you Lee. :thumbs:

Happy New Year
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Post by ELDN » December 31st, 2020, 8:29 pm

I've got a recording:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/invain_dickinson_eldn_128kb.mp3

The run time is about 1:42.

Happy New Year,
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Post by aradlaw » December 31st, 2020, 8:42 pm

Thank you ELDN. :thumbs:

Happy New Year to you!
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Post by aradlaw » January 2nd, 2021, 3:37 pm

Thank you Brian. :thumbs:
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