LibriVox 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;
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
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.