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Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets.
This poem is taken from THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, VOLUME 1 (1914)
note: His second wife, Mary Shelley, was the author of Frankenstein. (Summary by David Lawrence)
This week's poem can be found here.
Project Code: UVOjAgeh
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Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
Then read the poem:Fragment: To The Mind Of Man by Percy Bysshe Shelley, read for librivox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, and/or your location.]
At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:Thou living light that in thy rainbow hues
Clothest this naked world; and over Sea
And Earth and air, and all the shapes that be
In peopled darkness of this wondrous world
The Spirit of thy glory dost diffuse
… truth … thou Vital Flame
Mysterious thought that in this mortal frame
Of things, with unextinguished lustre burnest
Now pale and faint now high to Heaven upcurled
That eer as thou dost languish still returnest
Before the … before the Pyramids
So soon as from the Earth formless and rude
One living step had chased drear Solitude
Thou wert, Thought; thy brightness charmed the lids
Of the vast snake Eternity, who kept
The tree of good and evil.
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Filename: mindofman_shelley_your initials in lowercase_128kb.mp3 (e.g. mindofman_shelley_klh_128kb.mp3)
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MC to select: aradlaw
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