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


The Garden of Love by William Blake

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of:
“The Garden of Love” by William Blake (1757-1827)

This was the weekly poetry project for November 10th to Novemeber 17th, 2013.

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.
He was considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work.
(Summary by Wikipedia)
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The Legend of Heinz von Stein by Charles Godfrey Leland

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Legend of Heinz von Stein by Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903).

This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 11th to November 18th, 2012.

Charles Godfrey Leland was an American humorist who traveled extensively throughout Europe and the US. Leland worked in journalism, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and European languages and folk traditions. He worked in a wide variety of trades, achieved recognition as the author of the comic Hans Breitmann’s Ballads, fought in two conflicts, and wrote what was to become a primary source text for Neopaganism half a century later, Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches. ( Summary from Wikipedia )

http://www.archive.org/download/legend_vonstein_1211_librivox/legendvonstein_leland_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 44s (mp3@64kb)

 
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Home Sweet Home by John Howard Payne

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Home Sweet Home by John Howard Payne (1791-1852). This is the LibriVox Weekly Poetry project for the week beginning November 13th to November 20th, 2011.

Originally from the Opera ‘Clari, Maid of Milan,’ ‘Home! Sweet Home!’ is John Howard Payne’s most famous work. Written in 1823 it has been widely quoted and referenced in other works ever since.(Summary by Lucy Perry)

 
http://www.archive.org/download/homesweethome_1111_librivox/homesweethome_payne_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=2m 15s (mp3@64kb)

Sincere apologies for the delay in updating this project page. I’ve been predisposed 😦
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Cana by James Freeman Clarke

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Cana by James Freeman Clarke, from The World’s Best Poetry, edited by Bliss Carman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 14th – November 21st, 2010.

Trivia: After hearing the song “John Brown’s Body”, Clarke suggested that Mrs. Julia Ward Howe write new lyrics; the result was “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”. He published but few verses, but at heart was a poet. (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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The Soldier by Rupert Brooke

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Soldier by Rupert Brooke (1887-1915). This poem was written, as the concluding part of a series of sonnets, on the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Brooke, himself, died the following year on his way to a battle at Gallipoli.

This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 8th, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/soldier_0911_librivox/soldier_brooke_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 20s (mp3@64kb)

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