LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Moon is a Painter by Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931). This was the weekly poetry project for February 1st, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/moon_is_a_painter_0902_librivox/moonisapainter_lindsay_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 16s (mp3@64kb)
He coveted her portrait.
He toiled as she grew gay.
She loved to see him labor
In that devoted way.
And in the end it pleased her,
But bowed him more with care.
Her rose-smile showed so plainly,
Her soul-smile was not there.
That night he groped without a lamp
To find a cloak, a book,
And on the vexing portrait
By moonrise chanced to look.
The color-scheme was out of key,
The maiden rose-smile faint,
But through the blessed darkness
She gleamed, his friendly saint.
The comrade, white, immortal,
His bride, and more than bride—
The citizen, the sage of mind,
For whom he lived and died.
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 (5.7MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.