Recording of “I Loved You”

Hello Everyone,

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, so please be nice! 🙂
My voice sounds different to me recorded,
but I thought this would be something fun to try…
This poem is from January, when I returned
after taking a break for a few months.
Many of you have already read it,
but I hope you enjoy this audio version, as well.

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42 thoughts on “Recording of “I Loved You”

    1. Wow, thank you so much, Marina! I’m still not sure about doing this, but I guess we’re always our own worst critics, aren’t we? Thanks again and have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Chris, and I’m still underestimating my voice as I type! 🙂 Underestimating is what I do best! But it was fun and I’m glad my son finally helped in getting the whole process to work! You just might encourage me enough to try it again; we shall see! HBL ♥ xoxo

  1. This was a lovely poem…, and your voice is so musical Lauren, Love this new idea, so go with it.. Gosh you should hear mine on tape….. No you’d rather not, LOL,

    I think we all never like the sound of our recorded speaking voice, I have an accent which I do not hear when I’m talking, yet it seems prominent on a recording.
    Take care~Sue xox

    1. Thanks so much, Sue, and I would never have thought of my voice being musical! And yes, I’d love to hear your voice, too! Regarding accents, I wish I had one! Just plain California isn’t too exciting! Anyway, thanks again and have a wonderful day tomorrow! Hugs!

  2. Poetry really does come alive when read aloud Lauren, and you did a beautiful job. I will let you in on a secret of mine! I can’t read aloud, I stutter terribly (since childhood). I don’t know how I managed to get through uni, or have the agricultural science position I have…. I manage to pull the wool over most people’s ears, so to speak, although some folks pick up on it when I’m nervous! You’re fantastic! xxxx 🙂

    1. Thanks, Sharon, both for your beautiful complement and also for sharing your secret! I think you’ve underestimated yourself, too, because you have accomplished so much and you are amazing, my friend! 🙂 Hugs!

    1. Thanks very much, Diane, now you know one more little tidbit about me! 🙂 Believe me, this took a lot of nerve. I don’t know how others read in front of an audience! I had a tough enough time doing it this way! xoxo

  3. Julie Catherine

    Lauren, you read your lovely poem beautifully! Such a treat to hear your voice – and it sounds like you’ve been reading poetry aloud forever, so yes, more please! Love and hugs to you, my friend. xoxox

    1. Aww…thanks, Julie, and I’ve never read my poetry before! I prefer this lovely screen for protection, but stepping out of my comfort zone felt good, too. Maybe I’ll try it again, we’ll see! Love and hugs to you, too! xoxoxo

  4. The rest of my compatriots here are all correct, Lauren. This is something you do beautifully! Another hurdle obliterated, if you thought of reading your work publicly as intimidating. Go, you!!

    1. Everyone has been too nice, Kathryn, and I don’t think I’ll ever read my poetry publicly, but this was fun to do, even though my knees were shakin’! 🙂 Thanks for your vote of confidence, my friend! xoxo

  5. Your voice, your very presence filled our home. All these words, all these many, many words now have a voice. The voice of a woman speaking words from her heart. What joy you bring to all of us Lauren. With great, great affection. Virginia

    1. Thanks so much for your beautiful comment, Virginia…I’m still unsure if I like my voice recorded or just sounds different to me. I tested it on my son and he said I sounded fine. I know he’d be honest, so I ran with it! 🙂 Thanks again and I’m glad you enjoyed. xxx

    1. Thanks so much for your wonderful words, Christy, and for also commenting on Soundcloud…I didn’t even know that was possible. 🙂 You can tell I’m a novice! Anyway, thanks again and I’m sending you hugs!

    1. Aww..thanks, already saw my new poem, which was a quick and short one, so I practiced again…I’m still unsure about my voice and how to read poetry, but it sure is fun! I can always delete them if they’re horrible. That’s my self doubt speaking. 🙂 But thank you again! xx

      1. I’m just like you. Always doubting. But we shoudn’t!
        Plus, looks like people (and I) love your voice!!! 🙂
        Soooo, that’s a PERFECT start.
        When I started my blog (2 years ago), I wasn’t sure if writing in English was a good idea, as it’s not my mother tongue… I was always checking my grammar, etc. But I definitely think that even though it’s not perfect, sharing is much more important! 🙂

      2. Thanks, Cha, and yes, I’m glad you’re sharing, also, and I think you’re doing an awesome job. You’ve been very encouraging this morning and I think you for that! Sometimes, it takes more than usual to move forward. 🙂 ♥ Have a lovely day, too!

  6. What Marina said! Exactly so, Lauren. The timber of your voice is perfect for audio recordings. I hope you’ll be doing many more of your original works this way! Have a wonderful weekend Lauren, full of fun and relaxation! Many hugs to you, Penny 🙂 xxxxxx

  7. This is beautiful Lauren! 🙂 Even when love doesn’t work, and it goes wrong, if a meeting occurred in years to come, I think for most people there would be ‘something’ remaining, like a hint of perfume in the distance! And so beautifully read too, I hope you do a lot more of these! It’s certainly good for confidence, and really gives the reader a feeling of having met you, even if it is an illusion – it’s a very good one! 😀

    1. Aww…Suzy, thank you so much for your insightful comment about my poem and your kind words about my voice. As I’ve told many, I’m still not comfortable with hearing my own voice and who knows if I ever will be? But it is fun and something different to do once in awhile…thanks again! 🙂

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