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Evening Star by Edgar Allan Poe

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 29 recordings of Evening Star by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). This was the weekly poetry project in honor of Poe’s 200th birthday, January 19th, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/evening_star_0901_librivox/eveningstar_poe_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 10s (mp3@64kb)

‘Twas noontide of summer,
And midtime of night,
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, through the light
Of the brighter, cold moon.
‘Mid planets her slaves,
Herself in the Heavens,
Her beam on the waves.

I gazed awhile
On her cold smile;
Too cold—too cold for me—
There passed, as a shroud,
A fleecy cloud,
And I turned away to thee,
Proud Evening Star,
In thy glory afar
And dearer thy beam shall be;
For joy to my heart
Is the proud part
Thou bearest in Heaven at night,
And more I admire
Thy distant fire,
Than that colder, lowly light.

This week’s poem can also be found here.

Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox page, Internet Archive page.
Zip file of the entire book (16MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

Author: raven

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