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

In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations by Thomas Hardy

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox 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;

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

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.[4]

Yonder a maid and her wight
Come whispering by;
War’s annals will fade into night
Ere their story die.


Author: raven

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