COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] Sleep Is Supposed To Be by Emily Dickinson - dl

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Post by aradlaw » May 31st, 2020, 8:20 am

Sleep Is Supposed To Be by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886).

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A description of sleep according to Emily Dickinson. (David Lawrence)
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Sleep Is Supposed To Be by Emily Dickinson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
Sleep is supposed to be,
By souls of sanity,
The shutting of the eye.

Sleep is the station grand
Down which on either hand
The hosts of witness stand!

Morn is supposed to be,
By people of degree,
The breaking of the day.

Morning has not occurred!
That shall aurora be
East of eternity;

One with the banner gay,
One in the red array, --
That is the break of day.

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Post by Horner94 » May 31st, 2020, 3:19 pm

Hello,
Here is my attempt: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sleep_dickinson_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 00:47

Kind regards,
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Post by aradlaw » June 1st, 2020, 4:20 am

Thank you Chad, your volume is low at 83.2 dB. You should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

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Post by jdsouza27 » June 1st, 2020, 2:37 pm

Hello,
Here is my reading: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sleep_dickinson_jkd_128kb.mp3
Time: 43 seconds


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Post by cavaet » June 1st, 2020, 2:46 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sleep_dickinson_mdl_128kb.mp3

here ya go. Can't remember i ever did this but please credit this, and my other submissions as, Cavaet in catalogue. Thank you

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Post by Claire » June 1st, 2020, 4:37 pm


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Post by EliseDee » June 1st, 2020, 4:55 pm

Hello --

Making my first attempt at reading. Would love feedback!

File is located here: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sleep_dickinson_ed_128kb.mp3

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Post by quasimoir » June 1st, 2020, 8:04 pm

Allo allo David:

Here's the link to my recording of this week's poem: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sleep_dickinson_gd_128kb.mp3

Track Length: 0:53

Always,
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Post by aradlaw » June 2nd, 2020, 8:21 am

jdsouza27 wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 2:37 pm
Hello,
Here is my reading: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sleep_dickinson_jkd_128kb.mp3
Time: 43 seconds

Jayden
Thank you Jayden, the volume is low at 84.8 dB. You should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

Image

You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker You will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)
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Post by aradlaw » June 2nd, 2020, 8:25 am

cavaet wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 2:46 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sleep_dickinson_mdl_128kb.mp3

here ya go. Can't remember i ever did this but please credit this, and my other submissions as, Cavaet in catalogue. Thank you
Thanks Cavaet, the volume is low at 81.0 dB, you should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

Image

You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker You will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)
*Your Catalog page has been updated. :D
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Post by aradlaw » June 2nd, 2020, 8:32 am

EliseDee wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 4:55 pm
Hello --

Making my first attempt at reading. Would love feedback!

Elise
Welcome to LibriVox Elise :D Good first reading, no issues at all. :thumbs:

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Post by aradlaw » June 2nd, 2020, 8:36 am

Thank you Lee Ann, Garfield and Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by esjkim90 » June 2nd, 2020, 9:14 am

Hey everyone!

Here is my recording:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sleep_dickinson_esjk_128kb.mp3 (Duration = 51 secs)

Thanks a lot.

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Post by aradlaw » June 2nd, 2020, 11:16 am

Thank you Eric. :thumbs:
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