COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 247 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Rapunzelina
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LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 247

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-247-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems read in English for the month of December 2023. 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, one poem per recording.
    • 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:
    Project Gutenberg is the preferred text source, so first check if your chosen poem can be found there.
    The Poets' Corner and Bartleby are also great resources for public domain poetry.
    • 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.

    Save file as:
    spc247_[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. spc247_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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Please post below or PM me. :)
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Post by PublicDomainScholar »

Hi Rapunzelina,

"My Dear and Only Love" by James Graham (1612-1650)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/poem-gh.html
Duration: 1:51
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc247_mydearandonlylove_pds_128kb.mp3
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Post by Rapunzelina »

This is beautiful, PDScholar! PL OK!
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Post by Grothmann »

Good Evening:

On Canton Road
By Samuel M. Sargent, Jr.
read by Dale Grothmann
Time 2:42

Audio at: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc247_cantonroad_dg_128kb.mp3
Text at: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV08N02192608/page/n137/mode/2up

I looked at some November-December poems in Weird Tales...
Enjoy

Dale
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Post by Rapunzelina »

That's fantastic Dale! Thank you for enriching this collection with some Weird Tales contributions! PL OK!
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Post by Grothmann »

Good Evening:

Perhaps something more uplifting?

Ascension
By Leland S. Copeland
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 1:44


Audio at: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc247_ascension_dg_128kb.mp3


Text at: https://archive.org/details/amazing_stories_december_1926/page/n100/mode/1up?view=theater

From Amazing Stories. Enjoy.

Dale
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Post by Rapunzelina »

Grothmann wrote: December 3rd, 2023, 8:55 pm Good Evening:

Perhaps something more uplifting?

Ascension
By Leland S. Copeland
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 1:44


Audio at: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc247_ascension_dg_128kb.mp3


Text at: https://archive.org/details/amazing_stories_december_1926/page/n100/mode/1up?view=theater

From Amazing Stories. Enjoy.

Dale
Awesome! Thank you, Dale! PL OK!
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Post by Rapunzelina »

beaconsighted wrote: December 4th, 2023, 10:10 pm A Shropshire Lad, XXXII by A. E. Housman (1859-1936)
https://www.bartleby.com/lit-hub/a-shropshire-lad/xxxii-from-far-from-eve-and-morning/
56 seconds
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc247_shropshireladxxxii_wca_128kb.mp3
Read by Wyatt Anderson
Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection! Thank you so much for your contribution, which is PL OK - this means that it was Proof-Listened, and no corrections are needed.
Here is your reader page in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/reader/19112 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 projects under the "Reader section details" link.
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Post by Andy2023 »

Hi Rapunzelina,

SONG by Thomas Babbington Macaulay (1800 - 1859)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/macaul04.html#14
Duration: 1:44.88 (m:ss.ss)
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc247_song_as_128kb.mp3

Thank you very much for your help and great work!

Best regards,
Ananda
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Post by Rapunzelina »

Thank you for this so sweetly read poem, Ananda! PL OK!
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Post by covalentlogic »

Here you go!

Title: Ah, Are You Digging On My Grave?
Author: Thomas Hardy
Link: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/hardy01.html#1
2:08

This is my first recording for LibriVox, so I chose my favorite poem. Please label me:
Name: Stafford Wood
staffordwood.com

Recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/Thomas-Hardy-Ah-Are-You-Digging-On-My-Grave-Poem.mp3
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Post by Rapunzelina »

Welcome to Librivox and the Poetry Collection! Thank you for this entertaining Hardy poem! :9:

The bitrate is wrong, so if you are using Audacity, you can change that when you export to mp3, in the format options, choose "Constant" for Bit Rate Mode, and "128kbps" for Quality.
For filename follow this template spc247_[poem's title in short form]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
I'd suggest spc247_ahareyoudigging_sw_128kb.mp3 to keep it short.

When you're ready, upload and post again. The reading is lovely and no errors there!

PS: Your Reader page in the catalogue is at https://librivox.org/reader/19121 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
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Post by covalentlogic »

Thanks so much for the quick reply!

Here's the revised export:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc247_ahareyoudigging_sw_128kb.mp3

Please let me know if it's right. Happy to do it again. And I'm thrilled to finally be contributing instead of just taking from this community!!

Stafford
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Post by Newgatenovelist »

Hello Rapunzelina,

If you celebrate, whatever you celebrate, I wish you a lovely festive season!

Isis by Hugh McCulloch (1869–1902)
Text: https://archive.org/details/questheraclesan00mccugoog/page/n45/mode/2up
Duration: 1.15
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc247_isis_el_128kb.mp3

Moonrise by Hugh McCulloch (1869–1902)
Text: https://archive.org/details/writteninfloren00mccugoog/page/n76/mode/2up
Duration: 1.13
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc247_moonrise_el_128kb.mp3

A Ballade of Riding by Hugh McCulloch (1869–1902)
Text: https://archive.org/details/writteninfloren00mccugoog/page/n76/mode/2up
Duration: 1.47
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc247_balladeriding_el_128kb.mp3

Hugh McCulloch was an American poet. He was born in Indiana and studied at Harvard.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_McCulloch_(poet)

Erin
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