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Shakespeare's Sonnet XII

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Shakespeare's Sonnet XII - and yeah, that's a loop in the background.... sorry!!!
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HOW like a winter hath my absence been
From Thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen,
What old December's bareness everywhere!
And yet this time removed was summer's time: 5
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime
Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me
But hope of orphans, and unfather'd fruit; 10
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And, thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer,
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.
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Uploaded: Nov 03, 2005 - 05:50:27 PM
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cjhoose said 4945 days ago (November 3rd, 2005)
You do extremely well with spoken word. Gives me chills!

Maybe it's time to reread Shakespeare...
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elfdaughter said 4945 days ago (November 3rd, 2005)
Thanks, CJ!
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TobinMueller said 4945 days ago (November 4th, 2005)
Juxtaposing innocence
The juxtaposition of your innocent, youthful voice with this poem of loss
and separation, you add layers to the wonderful imagery and metaphor
with just your tone and presentation. It highlights the loss of time, the
aging of us all. Nicely done.
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elfdaughter said 4944 days ago (November 4th, 2005)
Juxtaposing innocence
Thanks Tobin!
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said 4944 days ago (November 4th, 2005)
fine recitation
I agree with Tobin's words. I would have paused a bit before going
from the third quatrain into the ending couplet. Other than that, pretty
fine pacing and intonation. I'd look at replacing the loop with
something that has more dynamics -- something that breathes
sympathetically with the spoken phrases.
elfdaughter said 4944 days ago (November 5th, 2005)
fine recitation
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txipi said 4936 days ago (November 12th, 2005)
amigos,aki algo relajante kon una dulce boz susrrandodos y dandole un toke magnifiko.tenemos mezkla de misterioso a la bez de suabe.esto kapaz de alibiar hasta el dolor,bye
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Warren Smith said 4900 days ago (December 19th, 2005)
In a December mood
The mood is nicely set by the loop, although I agree it could use some enhancement or variation somewhere along the way (maybe during the summer and autumnal references?). Your enunciation is excellent, filled with nuanced emotion. The one nit I have is the delivery of the first sentence - I would eliminate the slight pause between "hath my absence been ... from thee."
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ceilidh said 4395 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
elfie i love it. it has so fantastic atmosphere and mood. beautiful. you say the lines so lovely and gently. the only thing i would maybe change little bit is the speed. i would slow down a wee bit. for people to taste every single word you say, them to have enough of time to fully enjoy that beauty.
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