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My LibriVox recordings & my reading journal (solo Litblog).

Echo by Christina Rossetti

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Echo by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894). This was the weekly poetry project for April 12th, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/echo_0904_librivox/echo_rossetti_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 22s (mp3@64kb)

Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream;
Come back in tears,
O memory, hope, love of finished years.
Oh dream how sweet, too sweet, too bitter sweet,
Whose wakening should have been in Paradise,
Where souls brimfull of love abide and meet;
Where thirsting longing eyes
Watch the slow door
That opening, letting in, lets out no more.
Yet come to me in dreams, that I may live
My very life again though cold in death:
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago!

This week’s poem can also be found here.

Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (12MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

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