LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of:
“In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations” by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
This was the weekly poetry project for June 30th to July 7th, 2013.
Written during the First World War, this is a poem about love, war and their timelessness by one of the best Victorian novelists. (Summary by Stav Nisser)
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 58s.
You can listen to it now, by clicking the following play button;
The entire project, featuring all 9 readers of this week’s poem, is also available at this link.
The zip file size is 3.8MB with a total running time of 7m 53s.
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: Stav Nisser
Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: David Lawrence
In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations
Only a man harrowing clods
In a slow silent walk,
With an old horse that stumbles and nods
Half asleep as they stalk.
Only thin smoke without flame
From the heaps of couch grass:
Yet this will go onward the same
Though Dynasties pass.
Yonder a maid and her wight
Come whispering by;
War’s annals will fade into night
Ere their story die.