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


The Christmas Tree by anonymous (Alice Maude Kellogg (ed))

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Christmas Tree by anonymous. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 19 – December 26th, 2010.

This poem taken from Christmas Entertainments by Alice Maude Kellogg (ed) (1862-1911), containing fancy drills, acrostics, motion songs, tableaux, short plays, recitations in costume for children of five to fifteen years. (from book introduction)

NOTE:- I have not recorded for this project, please download the entire book to listen to this poem by other Librivox’ers. Thanks.

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Another year gone … Happy 2011 to one and all

Greetings and Salutations,

Just a quick post to say;

Happy New Year !!!

To all my LibriVox pals,

to my poetry listeners,

to my readers,

to manu_lll,

to …

oh heck to every living thing on the planet (well why not?)

I’m not the flashy gif anim type of person but here’s a quote …

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
by Edith Lovejoy Pierce

I thought it was an appropriate quote for my literary based blog.

More posts to come in 2011, more LibriVox projects and I’m currently listening intently to The Passage and trying to be diligent with my writing.

ttfn 😀
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Henry VI, Part 1 by William Shakespeare

LibriVox logoHenry VI, Part 1 (often written as 1 Henry VI) is a history play by William Shakespeare (1564-1616), believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 2 Henry VI deals with the King’s inability to quell the bickering of his nobles, and the inevitability of armed conflict, and 3 Henry VI deals with the horrors of that conflict, 1 Henry VI deals with the loss of England’s French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars of the Roses, as the English political system is torn apart by personal squabbles and petty jealousy. (Summary by Wikipedia)

My contribution to this collaborative effort is the (minor) character of “John Talbot” (during Act 4).

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My Heart And Lute By Thomas Moore

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of My Heart and Lute by Thomas Moore (1779-1852). This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 12th – December 19th, 2010.

“My Heart and Lute” is a song/poem by Thomas Moore.
In Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, Alice recognizes the tune (”My Heart and Lute”) used in the song called Haddocks’ Eyes sung by the White Knight. (Summary by Wikipedia)

NOTE:- I have not recorded for this project, please download the entire book to listen to this poem by other Librivox’ers. Thanks.

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Karawane by Hugo Ball

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Karawane by Hugo Ball (1886-1927). This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 5th – December 12th, 2010.

Ball wrote his poem “Karawane,” which is a German poem consisting of nonsensical words. The meaning however resides in its meaninglessness, reflecting the chief principle behind Dadaism.

Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922.[1] The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchistic in nature. (summary from Wikipedia)
NOTE:- I have not recorded for this project, please download the entire book to listen to this poem by other Librivox’ers. Thanks.

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Past Days by Emily Brontë

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Past Days by Emily Brontë (1818-1848). This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 28th – December 5th, 2010

Emily Jane Brontë was an English novelist and poet, now best remembered for her novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving Brontë sisters, between Charlotte and Anne. She published under the androgynous pen name Ellis Bell. (summary by Wikipedia)

NOTE:- I have not recorded for this project, please download the entire book to listen to this poem by other Librivox’ers. Thanks.

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Verses on a Young Lady Playing on a Harpsichord and Singing by Tobias Smollett

LibriVox logo LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Verses on a Young Lady Playing on a Harpsichord and Singing by Tobias Smollett (1721-1771). This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 21st – November 28th, 2010.

Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens.

NOTE:- I have not recorded for this project, please download the entire book to listen to this poem by other Librivox’ers. Thanks.

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