LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of:
“She sweeps with many-colored Brooms” by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
This was the weekly poetry project for February 24th to March 3rd, 2013.
Dickinson was a prolific private poet, but fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Dickinson’s poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.(Summary from Wikipedia)
This project is catalogued at:
LibriVox and Internet Archive.
The poem text can also be found at this address.
My recording of this week’s poem has a running time of 1m 3s.
You can listen to it now, by clicking the following play button;
The entire project, featuring all 11 readers of this week’s poem, is also available at this link.
The zip file size is 4.5MB with a total running time of 9m 27s.
All the files contained inside the zip are mp3, all with a bitrate of 64kb.
In addition to the readers, this audio book was produced by:
Book Coordinator: David Lawrence
Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: David Lawrence
She sweeps with many-colored Brooms
SHE sweeps with many-colored Brooms–
And leaves the Shreds behind–
Oh Housewife in the Evening West–
Come back, and dust the Pond!
You dropped a Purple Ravelling in–
You dropped an Amber thread–
And now you’ve littered all the east
With Duds of Emerald!
And still she plies her spotted Brooms,
And still the Aprons fly,
Till Brooms fade softly into stars–
And then I come away–