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The Conqueror Worm Halloween 2009


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A reading of Edgar Allen Poe's poem: The Conqueror Worm
LO!'tis a gala night
Within the lonesome latter years!
An angel throng, bewinged, bedight
In veils, and drowned in tears,
Sit in a theatre, to see
A play of hopes and fears,
While the orchestra breathes fitfully
The music of the spheres.

Mimes, in the form of God on high,
Mutter and mumble low,
And hither and thither fly-
Mere puppets they, who come and go
At bidding of vast formless things
That shift the scenery to and fro,
Flapping from out their Condor wings
Invisible Woe!

That motley drama—oh, be sure
It shall not be forgot!
With its Phantom chased for evermore,
By a crowd that seize it not,
Through a circle that ever returneth in
To the self-same spot,
And much of Madness, and more of Sin,
And Horror the soul of the plot.

But see amid the mimic rout
A crawling shape intrude!
A blood-red thing that writhes from out
The scenic solitude!
It writhes—it writhes!—with mortal pangs
The mimes become its food,
And the angels sob at vermin fangs
In human gore imbued.

Out—out are the lights—out all!
And over each quivering form
The curtain, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rush of a storm,
While the angels, all pallid and wan,
Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy, "Man,"
And its hero, the Conqueror Worm.

setting of this reading by vaisvil http://www.macjams.com/song/57124
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drakonis said 2795 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
SpunkMunk!
You read this deftly, Poe is tricky to inflect. And to do so as a ChickMunk takes guts, and well done I say. I enjoyed the poem and the dear Paula who read to me, thank you!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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PaulaMunk said 2795 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Why
Thank You. One take. A couple tries to pitch it. And voila! Hope Queenie likes it. Thanks. :)
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davisamerica said 2795 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
you knew
i would be here right?? ...way to go charlene...kudos
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PaulaMunk said 2795 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Ah,
I love Poe! I thought it might be a novel way to celebrate his work. My thanks. :)
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Char said 2795 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Well,
this is very interesting. Way to go! Thanks.
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PaulaMunk said 2795 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
I'm not very scary.
But this poem is sobering. Thanks. :)
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Halloween-2009-Challenge said 2795 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
I love the clarity,
and emotion you put into you're reading Paula. It's almost like being there. HAHAHAHA
PaulaMunk said 2795 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Yay!
It's okay with you. Thanks. :)
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2795 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Cool!
Cheers,
Jim
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PaulaMunk said 2795 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Thanks
for giving it a listen. This is fun. :)
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johnnyblues said 2795 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Hopes and Fears
Shift the Scenery - A Circle - Horror - Truth. Scenic Sollitute. OUT - HERO....
WORM.
Excellent!
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PaulaMunk said 2794 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
So glad
You liked it. Thanks. :)
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crissew said 2794 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Spooky
Dark yet has that chickmunk flair!
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PaulaMunk said 2794 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
I love the
line: "invisible woe" ...um, chilling,.. in a cute way. Thank you. :)
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sloparts said 2791 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Love what you did here Paula,
you are very courageous for doing such a difficult poem. I'm impressed by the skill with which you did this recital. Excellent indeed.

Ed
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PaulaMunk said 2791 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
You're
so serious, Ed. Chickmunks know about these things, being on the ground, you know. Thank you. :)
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TERRAPLANE said 2791 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Zelda,,, Zelda Rubinstein
Is that you??? from the other side? ( she played the eccentric medium in the Poltergeist series) a real treat,thanks Terry
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PaulaMunk said 2791 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
No, not Zelda.
I do remember her. Could be I channeled the dear little lady. Thanks for listening. :)
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egobandit said 2790 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Poe
Its like a very small box in the corner of my room speaking a scary but beautiful story And with mortal pain I put out my light Very entertaining
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Char said 2789 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
What a
wonderful comment, Tim. Many thanks. :)
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Calchas said 2789 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
Ridiculous...
but quite funny.

Encore? NEVERMORE!!! (lol)

Be well friend!
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Char said 2789 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
AndyMax
suggests I do erotica for Valentine's day. Thinking about it. Chick munks do like to call attention to themselves. Otherwise, who would notice? I enjoyed reading it. I'm happy some actually liked my rendition. :)
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Boundless said 2785 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
This is great
Love how the voice tone came out.
What a creative idea.

Fun. Merci !
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PaulaMunk said 2782 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Thank
you. I can do very little. I wanted to do something for Halloween. :)
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Vaisvil said 2782 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Can I
use this reading - try to set music to it?
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PaulaMunk said 2782 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Yes,
of course. Have fun. Thanks for coming by. :)
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mybravedesign said 2776 days ago (November 16th, 2009)
using this....
as a break in a mixtape... thanks
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Char said 2776 days ago (November 16th, 2009)
Oh,
you are using the poem? Okay. Thanks for coming by. :)
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Symphony101 said 2612 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
sweet !
you've got one more fan now ! I'll be coming back :-)
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PaulaMunk said 2612 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
Thank you
for listening. Vaisvil put music behind this. Many thanks. :)
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parallel_eighty_eight said 2606 days ago (May 5th, 2010)
munks and monks

PaulaMunk PaulaMunk said 6 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
I just
went up by 30 for the munk voice. I don't know what octaves are. :)

great ! - well for that song - then upping the munk 30 would be two and a half octaves up - as there are 12 half-steps in each octave - ' sounds neat * much opposite of the tibetan monk -who goes down low and splits his voice
in a low-throaty-tone (but it hurts my throat to do that !)

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Demeter7 said 2606 days ago (May 5th, 2010)
Gee, thank
you. I don't think there is a setting in Garage Band like there is in Audacity, so I'll have to find what works there to munkify the voice. I did go lower for the reading in Radio Chuck and got an androdgynous voice and in GB, I changed into Ralph for You've Got Male Loop. Thank you for the lesson. :)
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