Poem: Children of Clay

Hey everybody, I’ve just uploaded my first audio recording on SoundCloud and it’s of me reading an original poem I’d written earlier this year (more info on the clip’s info). Please, do have a listen.

Safe to say I think we all cringe on hearing our own voices on recording.

I’m aware I’ve stumbled on “civilization” and at 00:29 what I said was “battle”, rarely do I pronounce my t‘s at the back of my throat – this was one of those times. But other than that, I don’t think it’s half bad if I say so myself. It’s pretty basic editing, but effective.

I’m using the Fifine K668 USB Microphone and the software is Audacity.

So … what do you think?



Filed under My Poetry, Thoughts, Writing

2 responses to “Poem: Children of Clay

  1. If you wanted to “improve” this piece of wonderful expression I’d just “fix” those things that you mentioned. Each take varies so much I’m sure that even what you ate for breakfast had its effect on it. I know it is none of my business but I wanted to hear “Even the wind refrains” lol. Bravo. good job. I feel more relaxed after listening.

    • I am thinking about another take to replace this one. I must’ve done about 15 before I settled on it because my voice finally carried the notes I felt reflected the emotions the poem called for.

      No, it’s okay, I’m totally open and grateful for suggestions to the poem itself, too. “Even the wind refrains” is hella better than “succumbs”, that did sound a bit off. I’m gonna put that in next time.

      This is all a warm-up. Ancient Encyclopedia is open for volunteers to read out their published articles on SoundCloud. I absolutely love what they’re doing and want to help out.

      Thank you so much for the feedback, Scoops. And I can’t tell you how happy I am that you’ve enjoyed it!

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