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

Song by Edgar Allan Poe

LibriVox logo LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Song by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 10th to July 18th, 2011.

Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. (Summary from Wikipedia)

http://www.archive.org/download/song_1107_librivox/song_poe_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 11s (mp3@64kb)


Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (5.5MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

Song
I saw thee on thy bridal day—
When a burning blush came o’er thee,
Though happiness around thee lay,
The world all love before thee:

And in thine eye a kindling light
(Whatever it might be)
Was all on Earth my aching sight
Of Loveliness could see.

That blush, perhaps, was maiden shame—
As such it well may pass—
Though its glow hath raised a fiercer flame
In the breast of him, alas!

Who saw thee on that bridal day,
When that deep blush would come o’er thee,
Though happiness around thee lay,
The world all love before thee.

This week’s poem can be found here.

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