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

Mastery by Sara Teasdale

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox 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.


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 5s.
You can listen to it now, by clicking the following play button;
http://www.archive.org/download/mastery_1305_librivox/mastery_teasdale_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 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

Mastery

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.

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