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One and Two by Will Carleton

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of:
“One and Two” by Will Carleton (1845-1912)

This was the fortnightly poetry project for November 10th to November 24th, 2013.


This project is catalogued at:
LibriVox and Internet Archive.
The poem text can also be found at this address.

My recording of this fortnight’s poem has a running time of 2m 20s.
You can listen to it now, by clicking the following play button;
http://www.archive.org/download/oneandtwo_1311.poem_librivox/oneandtwo_carleton_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 14 readers of this week’s poem, is also available at this link.
The zip file size is 15MB with a total running time of 31m 42s.
All the files contained inside the zip are mp3, all with a bitrate of 64kb.

Book Coordinator:David Lawrence
Meta Coordinator:David Lawrence

One and Two

If you to me be cold,
Or I be false to you,
The world will go on, I think,
Just as it used to do;
The clouds will flirt with the moon,
The sun will kiss the sea,
The wind to the trees will whisper,
And laugh at you and me;
But the sun will not shine so bright,
The clouds will not seem so white,
To one, as they will to two;
So I think you had better be kind,
And I had best be true,
And let the old love go on,
Just as it used to do.

If the whole of a page be read,
If a book be finished through,
Still the world may read on, I think,
Just as it used to do;
For other lovers will con
The pages that we have passed,
And the treacherous gold of the binding
Will glitter unto the last.
But lids have a lonely look,
And one may not read the book—
It opens only to two;
So I think you had better be kind,
And I had best be true,
And let the reading go on,
Just as it used to do.

If we who have sailed together
Flit out of each other’s view,
The world will sail on, I think,
Just as it used to do;
And we may reckon by stars
That flash from different skies,
And another of love’s pirates
May capture my lost prize;
But ships long time together
Can better the tempest weather
Than any other two;
So I think you had better be kind,
And I had best be true,
That we together may sail,
Just as we used to do.

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