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

Mother Nature by George MacDonald

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of:
“Mother Nature” by George MacDonald (1824-1905).

This was the weekly poetry project for March 3rd to March 10th, 2013.

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. (Summary by David Lawrence)

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 8s.
You can listen to it now, by clicking the following play button;
http://www.archive.org/download/mothernature_1303_librivox/mothernature_macdonald_rn_64kb.mp3″

or feel free to download it in a choice of 3 formats:
mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis

The entire project, featuring all 14 readers of this week’s poem, is also available at this link.
The zip file size is 6.8MB with a total running time of 14m 6s.
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

Mother Nature

Beautiful mother is busy all day,
So busy she neither can sing nor say;
But lovely thoughts, in a ceaseless flow,
Through her eyes, and her ears, and her bosom go–
Motion, sight, and sound, and scent,
Weaving a royal, rich content.

When night is come, and her children sleep,
Beautiful mother her watch doth keep;
With glowing stars in her dusky hair
Down she sits to her music rare;
And her instrument that never fails,
Is the hearts and the throats of her nightingales.

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