COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 214 - rap

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Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 1st, 2021, 12:58 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 214

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-214-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems read in English for the month of March 2021. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
  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 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 74 minutes (so as to fit in an audio CD)
    • 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 they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • 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, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding (if you wish) date, location.
    • 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:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc214_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.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. spc214_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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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: Rapunzelina
    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. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • 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).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

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Post by soupy » March 2nd, 2021, 10:54 am

The State of Innocence, And Fall of Man (excerpt Act IV Scene I)
By John Dryden 1631-1700

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16208

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_stateofinnocence_cc_128kb.mp3

8:37

Craig
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 2nd, 2021, 12:08 pm

:clap: Thank you, Craig! PL OK!

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Post by ej525 » March 2nd, 2021, 2:21 pm

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/browne01.html#1
Duration: 01:00
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_howdoilovethee_ej_128kb.mp3
Last edited by ej525 on March 2nd, 2021, 2:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by soupy » March 2nd, 2021, 2:21 pm

The world needs some positive fanaticism.

My Website
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Kierkegaard on Christianity
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Post by ej525 » March 2nd, 2021, 2:22 pm


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Post by calluna » March 3rd, 2021, 1:20 am


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Post by czandra » March 3rd, 2021, 7:29 am

The Twa Sisters, traditional ballad from Harvard Classics (1909-14) Chaucer to Gray

https://www.bartleby.com/40/4.html


https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_twasisters_cz_128kb.mp3
3min 19s

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Post by JuliaAdriana » March 4th, 2021, 9:58 am


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Post by czandra » March 4th, 2021, 10:32 am

Alfred H. Miles, ed. Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.
https://www.bartleby.com/293/99.html
To a Swallow Building under our Eaves (1832)
By Jane Welsh Carlyle (1806–1866)
2min 13s
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_swallowbuilding_cz_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 4th, 2021, 12:22 pm

soupy wrote:
March 2nd, 2021, 2:21 pm
Rabbi Ben Ezra
by Robert Browning 1812-1889

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28041

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_rabbibenezra_cc_128kb.mp3

11:01

Craig
Thank you, Craig!
ej525 wrote:
March 2nd, 2021, 2:21 pm
How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/browne01.html#1
Duration: 01:00
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_howdoilovethee_ej_128kb.mp3
Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection! :clap: :clap: Thank you for your offerings!
From your tech specs, the only thing that needs fixing is that the recording needs to be in mono instead of stereo. I saw you posted that you use GarageBand, which I think is not able to export in mono. Well, see if you can find a work-around, or if not, see if you'd like to install and use Audacity instead?

calluna wrote:
March 3rd, 2021, 1:20 am
You cannot put a fire out by Emily Dickinson 1830-1886
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/12242/12242-h/12242-h.htm#You_cannot_put_a_fire_out
Duration: 0:51
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_youcannotputafireout_c_128kb.mp3
Thank you, calluna! Just a heads-up on the volume which is a bit softer in this recording. Optionally, you may amplify by 4dBs and re-upload, or just leave it as it's not a bit difference. For future recordings, you may choose to check volume with the Checker https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker In numbers, ideal volume is 89dB, and anything 87-92 is close enough :)
JuliaAdriana wrote:
March 4th, 2021, 9:58 am
Another Spring by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/19188/19188-h/19188-h.htm#53
Duration: 1 m 22 s
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_anotherspring_ja_128kb.mp3
Thank you, Julia! Welcome to the Poetry Collection! :clap: :thumbs:

czandra wrote:
March 4th, 2021, 10:32 am
Alfred H. Miles, ed. Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.
https://www.bartleby.com/293/99.html
To a Swallow Building under our Eaves (1832)
By Jane Welsh Carlyle (1806–1866)
2min 13s
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_swallowbuilding_cz_128kb.mp3
Thank you, Czandra! :9: The Twa Sisters was a sad poem, as Ballads usually are, but this one is pure magic! Right on season

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Post by czandra » March 5th, 2021, 9:29 am

I'm glad you like the readings I've done so far! Here's another. I'm doing about one a day. If that's too much and I should do another poetry section, please direct me!


Moonlight by Victoria Sackville-West (Lady Nicolson, 9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962)

The Best Poems of 1923 Edited by Leonard A.G. Strong
https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/bestof1923b.html#29


https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_moonlight_cz_128kb.mp3
1m29s

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 5th, 2021, 11:26 am

There's no such thing as too much poetry :mrgreen:
However, there is a limit to three contributions per reader per month in this collection. You'll probably find more poetry projects in the Short Works, and also the Weekly and Fortnightly Poetry projects, if you haven't done those yet :D

PS I will listen to Moonlight tomorrow!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » March 5th, 2021, 12:58 pm

Hello Rapunzelina,

My three for the month:

Song of the Factory Slave by Ernest Jones (1819–1869)
Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924016648465&view=image&seq=575
Duration: 3.25
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_songfactoryslave_el_128kb.mp3

The Song of the Lower Classes by Ernest Jones (1819–1869)
Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924016648465&view=1up&seq=577
Duration: 2.37
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_songlowerclasses_el_128kb.mp3

The Song of the Day-Labourers by Ernest Jones (1819–1869)
Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924016648465&view=1up&seq=578
Duration: 1.39
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_songdaylabourers_el_128kb.mp3

Ernest Jones was a Chartist who was imprisoned for his political activism. He was also a poet, novelist and journalist.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Charles_Jones

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Post by mleigh » March 5th, 2021, 1:52 pm

Here are my March submissions:

The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood (1799-1845)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/heartthrobsinpro02chapuoft/page/185/mode/1up
Duration: 4:45
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_songoftheshirt_mlm_128kb.mp3

Hannah Jane by Petroleum V. Nasby (D. R. Locke) (1833-1888)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/heartthrobsinpro02chapuoft/page/441/mode/1up
Duration: 9:27
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_hannahjane_mlm_128kb.mp3

The Women Who Are at Home by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
Text URL: http://www.ellawheelerwilcox.org/poems/pwomenwh.htm
Duration: 1:52
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc214_womenwhoareathome_mlm_128kb.mp3


Please let me know of any issues.

Thanks,

M

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