ComPLETE Short Poetry Collection 213 - rap

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soupy
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Post by soupy » February 22nd, 2021, 7:11 pm

The world needs some positive fanaticism.

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Post by ColleenMc » February 23rd, 2021, 10:27 am

My infatuation with John Masefield continues....three sonnets this time, untitled so I used the first line of each as title.

O wretched man, that for a little mile - John Masefield

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_owretchedman_cm_128kb.mp3

1:07


I could not sleep for thinking of the sky - John Masefield

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_icouldnotsleep_cm_128kb.mp3

1:10


What is this life which uses living cells - John Masefield

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_whatisthislife_cm_128kb.mp3

1:13


Poetry from pondering biology and astronomy, I love it!

Source for all three is Lollingdon Downs, and Other Poems, with Sonnets -- poems number II, V, and IX.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58435

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 23rd, 2021, 12:55 pm

JoannaHoyt wrote:
February 22nd, 2021, 11:28 am
Two more Lent poems, slightly less gloomy than my other one for this month.
Thank you for offering these, Joanna, and yes, KevinS is great like that!
PL OK!
soupy wrote:
February 22nd, 2021, 7:11 pm
The Benediction
By Harry Weiss
Thank you, Craig! PL OK!
ColleenMc wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 10:27 am
Poetry from pondering biology and astronomy, I love it!
Poetry is everywhere! Thank you, Colleen! PL OK!

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Post by Glennster » February 23rd, 2021, 6:52 pm

[Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
Irony, by Louis Untermeyer
Text URL: https://allpoetry.com/Louis-Untermeyer
Duration: 1:21
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/Irony.mp3
hope you like it

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Post by Glennster » February 23rd, 2021, 7:32 pm


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Post by OooThatsNifty » February 24th, 2021, 10:12 pm

Here's my contribution for the month - three short poems from the March 1924 issue of Weird Tales.


The Crystal Globe by Preston Langley Hickey (1900 - 1962)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03n03192403/page/n21/mode/2up
Duration: 0:59
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_crystalglobe_ag_128kb.mp3

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Hunger by Leonard Fohn (Possibly 1896 - 1971?)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03n03192403/page/n17/mode/2up
Duration: 1:00
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_hunger_ag_128kb.mp3

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The Visit of the Skulls by Leonard Fohn (Possibly 1896 - 1971?)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03n03192403/page/n17/mode/2up
Duration: 0:51
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_visitofskulls_ag_128kb.mp3

Unfortunately I couldn't find any info on Leonard Fohn at all - the dates I've listed above are from a Family Search page, but there's nothing to confirm whether or not it's the same Leonard Fohn or someone else with the same name. Hope that's alright.

Thanks!
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Post by czandra » February 25th, 2021, 8:14 am

From a Car-window by Ruth Guthrie Harding
in The Answering Voice by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
https://www.bartleby.com/292/
59s

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_carwindow_cz_128kb.mp3

I lost the first mp3 URL - saved draft and it's disappeared, so uploaded a second time, then noticed you want my initial, not author's initial, so uploaded a third time! Sorry! This is the right one.

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 25th, 2021, 11:35 am

Glennster wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 6:52 pm
[Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
Irony, by Louis Untermeyer
Text URL: https://allpoetry.com/Louis-Untermeyer
Duration: 1:21
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/Irony.mp3
hope you like it
Hi Glenn! Welcome to this collection! :clap:
Indeed, your reading brings out both of your selected poems!

I have a few comments:
About the text source. Both of your selections are in the public domain, but in order to be easily ascertained, please choose a source that either shows publication information, like an archive.org scan (books published 1925 and earlier) or gutenberg.org. Both of these poems are in gutenberg.org here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34001 so we'll use that as text source :thumbs:

About filenames. Each project's first post has the instructions for filename format, which helps at cataloguing with correct ordering, etc. Also, only lower-case letters in file names.

About volume. Your two recordings are a bit louder than desired by about 10dBs, but it will be easy to fix with some de-Amplification in Audacity. Have you come across the Checker? https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker It's a nice tool to check tech specs but also volume. Ideal volume is 89dB and anything between ~87-91 is close enough.

Would you like to fix volume and re-upload with correct file names? If you're still not very comfortable with editing, I can easily do it for you, just let me know :)
OooThatsNifty wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 10:12 pm
Here's my contribution for the month - three short poems from the March 1924 issue of Weird Tales.

Unfortunately I couldn't find any info on Leonard Fohn at all
Thank you for your contribution, Andrew! I am a fan of your source choice :mrgreen:
About the author's dates, I think it's best I leave the information blank since it's unclear. Maybe it'll turn up later!

czandra wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 8:14 am
From a Car-window by Ruth Guthrie Harding
in The Answering Voice by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
https://www.bartleby.com/292/
59s

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_carwindow_cz_128kb.mp3

I lost the first mp3 URL - saved draft and it's disappeared, so uploaded a second time, then noticed you want my initial, not author's initial, so uploaded a third time! Sorry! This is the right one.

Czandra
Thank you, Czandra! :D All good!

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Post by MrJoshua75 » February 25th, 2021, 3:35 pm


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Post by czandra » February 26th, 2021, 7:26 am

Get up and bar the door by Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863 - 1944)
from The Oxford book of verse on Bartleby https://www.bartleby.com/243/index2.html
2min 12 s
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_barthedoor_cz_128kb.mp3

I'm having trouble pasting information above, clipboard seems full, and save draft is tricky it seems. So I post it, go back for the information, then edit post. Must be an easier way.

Cz

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Post by Glennster » February 26th, 2021, 8:30 am

Thanks, i will fix them and re-upload. I want to get the hang of it.
Ok got it! I had trouble adjusting the volume in Audacity, finally found effect/amplify.
I used the checker.
2 poems:


Irony, by Louis Untermeyer, 1885-1977
Text URL:http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34001
Duration: 1:21
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_irony_gt_128kb.mp3

Summons, by Louis Untermeyer, 1885-1977
Text URL:http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34001
Duration: 4:10
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_summons_gt_128kb.mp3

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Post by Caderade16 » February 26th, 2021, 4:27 pm

Mowing by Robert Frost (1875-1963)
Text: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/frost02.html#1
Duration: 1:17
mp3 link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_mowing_ace_128kb.mp3

This is my first submission to LibriVox; put my name as Cade Elder.

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Post by czandra » February 27th, 2021, 10:43 am

An Assinine Election, Heinrich Heine (1799-1856)
From "World's Wit and Humour" (1906)
https://www.bartleby.com/380/poem/
3m55s
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_assinineelection_cz_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 27th, 2021, 1:08 pm

MrJoshua75 wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 3:35 pm
The Despairing Lover by William Walsh (1662-1708)
https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/walsh01.html
Duration:59
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_thedesperatelover_jaa_128kb.mp3
Thank you, Josh! A happy ending for the despairing lover! PL OK, though the volume is a bit softer than desired. It's only a bit, so I can adjust it at cataloguing, but I'm mentioning it as a heads-up on the volume. If you'd like, you could use the Checker to measure volume of your mp3 files, then adjust if necessary. Ideal volume is 89dB, and anything between 86-92 is close enough.


czandra wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 7:26 am
I'm having trouble pasting information above, clipboard seems full, and save draft is tricky it seems. So I post it, go back for the information, then edit post. Must be an easier way.
Czandra, thank you for your two poems! Very entertaining!
Are you still having trouble pasting? I'm not sure what could be causing it. Are you on a Windows laptop? Would it be a solution to type your post in a separate text file (e.g. Notepad) and then pasting the whole of it?

I'd like to mention something I noticed in the sound clarity of the recordings. I think there's some background noise whenever you begin a new recording, as if the microphone is trying to adjust to the environmental sounds and picking up everything before it focuses on your voice; then, maybe after 2-3 seconds, the background noise is gone. I think that happens also when you do a new recording to fix a mistake, like in 1:17 in Assinine Election. If that's not just in my head, and you can also notice it, then you could try saying a mock phrase before the actual text whenever you start a new recording, which you'd then delete and leave only the noise-free text. :?: Anyway, just an idea.




Glennster wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 8:30 am
Thanks, i will fix them and re-upload. I want to get the hang of it.
Ok got it! I had trouble adjusting the volume in Audacity, finally found effect/amplify.
Everything worked out great! Thank you, Glenn! :clap:





Caderade16 wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Mowing by Robert Frost (1875-1963)
Text: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/frost02.html#1
Duration: 1:17
mp3 link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_mowing_ace_128kb.mp3

This is my first submission to LibriVox; put my name as Cade Elder.
Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection, Cade!
Here's your Reader Page: https://librivox.org/reader/15868 which you can also access from your name-link in the Magic Window. It lists the projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing projects, under the "Reader Section Details" link.

Your tech specs are correct! I think there's a slight background hum. If you're in Audacity, you could look into the Noise Reduction effect and see if it sounds clearer to you. (let me know if you'd like more detailed instructions on it). But it is non-obtrusive and it doesn't drown your voice, so dealing with it is optional. So your recording is marked PL OK :D

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Post by Ikedsherr » February 27th, 2021, 1:15 pm

Hello, Rapunzelina!

Here are all my poems for this month!

Poem: Lucy Lake, by Newton Mackintosh (1958-?)

Duration: 00:46

Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_lucylake_128kb.mp3

Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2622/2622-h/2622-h.htm#link2H_4_0177

Poem: 'Twas ever thus, by Henry Sambrooke Leigh (1837-1883)

Duration: 1:11

Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2622/2622-h/2622-h.htm#link2H_4_0182

Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_twaseverthus_128kb.mp3

Poem: Urceus Exit, by Austin Dobson (1840-1921)

Duration: 00:37

Text URL:https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2622/2622-h/2622-h.htm#link2H_4_0058

Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc213_urceusexit_128kb.mp3

Best,

Ike

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