LibriVox volunteers bring you 21 recordings of:
“Mastery” by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
This was the weekly poetry project for April 28th to May 5th, 2013.
My recording of this week’s poem has a running time of 1m 5s.
You can listen to it now, by clicking the following play button;
The entire project, featuring all 21 readers of this week’s poem, is also available at this link.
The zip file size is 10MB with a total running time of 20m 42s.
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: Ruth Golding
Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Ruth Golding
I would not have a god come in
To shield me suddenly from sin,
And set my house of life to rights;
Nor angels with bright burning wings
Ordering my earthly thoughts and things;
Rather my own frail guttering lights
Wind-blown and nearly beaten out,
Rather the terror of the nights
And long sick groping after doubt,
Rather be lost than let my soul
Slip vaguely from my own control —
Of my own spirit let me be
In sole though feeble mastery.