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

There’s a Certain Slant of Light by Emily Dickinson

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of:
“There’s a Certain Slant of Light” by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

This was the (extended) weekly poetry project for December 15th to December 29th, 2013.

In tribute to the first real snowfall this year. – Summary by David Lawrence

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 7s.
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 17 readers of this week’s poem, is also available at this link.
The zip file size is 8MB with a total running time of 17m 23s.
All the files contained inside the zip are mp3, all with a bitrate of 64kb.

Book coordinator: David Lawrence
Meta coordinator: David Lawrence

There’s a Certain Slant of Light

THERE’S a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes.

Heavenly hurt it gives us;
We can find no scar,
But internal difference
Where the meanings are.

None may teach it anything,
’Tis the seal, despair,—
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the air.

When it comes, the landscape listens,
Shadows hold their breath;
When it goes, ’tis like the distance
On the look of death.


Author: raven

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