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Clasics in Ñspel: ASPENS, by Edward Thomas

ASPNZ

Edẉd Toṃs

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Ol de n nît, sev wintr, evri weɖr,
Abv ɖ ín, ɖ smiʈi, n ɖ śop,
Ɖ aspnz at ɖ crosrodz tōc tgɖr
V ren, untl ɖer last līvz fōl fṛm ɖ top.

Ǎt v ɖ blacsmiʈ’s cavn cmz ɖ rññ
V hamr, śu, n anvil; ǎt v ɖ ín
Ɖ clinc, ɖ hum, ɖ ror, ɖ randm sññ—
Ɖ sǎndz ɖt fr ɖz fifti yirz hv bn.

Ɖ ẃispr v ɖ aspnz z nt drǎnd,
N ovr lîtlis pein n ftlis rod,
Emti az scî, wɖ evri uɖr sǎnd
Nt sīsñ, cōlz ɖer gosts fṛm ɖer abod,

A sîḷnt smiʈi, a sîḷnt ín, nr felz
In ɖ bér mūnlît or ɖ ʈic-frd glūm,
In tmpist or ɖ nît v nîtngelz,
T trn ɖ crosrodz t a gostli rūm.

N it wd b ɖ sem wr no hǎs nir.
Ovr ol sorts v weɖr, men, n tîmz,
Aspnz mst śec ɖer līvz n men me hír
Bt nīd nt lisn, mor ɖn t mî rîmz.

Ẃtvr wind bloz, ẃl ɖe n I hv līvz
W canot uɖr ɖn an aspn b
Ɖt sīslisli, unrīzṇbli grīvz,
Or so men ʈnc hu lîc a difṛnt tri.

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Clasics in Ñspel: ROADS, by Edward Thomas

RODZ

Edẉd Toṃs

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I luv rodz:
Ɖ godesz ɖt dwel
Far alñ inviẓbl
R mî fevrit godz.

Rodz g on
Ẃl w fget, n r
Fgotn lîc a star
Ɖt śūts n z gn.

On ɖs rʈ ’tiz śr
W men hv nt md
Enʈñ ɖt dʈ fed
So sn, so loñ indyr:

Ɖ hilrod wet wɖ ren
In ɖ sún wd nt glīm
Lîc a wîndñ strīm
F w trod it nt agn.

Ɖe r lonli
Ẃl w slīp, lonlịr
Fr lac v ɖ travlr
Hu z nǎ a drīm onli.

Fṛm dōn’z twîlît
N ol ɖ clǎdz lîc śīp
On ɖ mǎntinz v slīp
Ɖe wînd intu ɖ nît.

Ɖ nxt trn me rvil
Hevn: upn ɖ crest
Ɖ clos pînclump, at rest
And blac, me Hel cnsil.

Ofn ftsor, nvr
Yt v ɖ rod I wiri,
Ɖo loñ n stīp n driri,
Az it wîndz on fr evr.

Heḷn v ɖ rodz,
Ɖ mǎntinwez v Wêlz
N ɖ Maḅnogịn têlz,
Z wn v ɖ tru godz,

Abîdñ in ɖ triz,
Ɖ ʈriz n forz so wîz,
Ɖ larjr cumṗniz,
Ɖt bî ɖ rodsîd b,

N bnʈ ɖ raftr
Els uninhabtd
Xptñ bî ɖ ded;
N it z hr laftr

At morn n nît I hír
Ẃn ɖ ʈruścoc sñz
Brît ireḷvnt ʈñz,
N ẃn ɖ ćanṭclir

Cōlz bac t ɖer ǒn nît
Trūps ɖt mc lonlinis
Wɖ ɖer lît ftsteps’ pres,
Az Heḷn’z ǒn r lît.

Nǎ ol rodz līd t Frans
N hevi z ɖ tréd
V ɖ livñ; bt ɖ ded
Rtrnñ lîtli dans:

Ẃtvr ɖ rod brñ
T m or tec fṛm m,
Ɖe cīp m cumṗni
Wɖ ɖer paṭrñ,

Crǎdñ ɖ soḷtyd
V ɖ lūps ovr ɖ Dǎnz,
Huśñ ɖ ror v tǎnz
n ɖer brīf multtyd.

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Clasics in Ñspel: LIKE THE TOUCH OF RAIN, by Edward Thomas

LÎC Ɖ TUĆ OV REN

Edẉd Toṃs

Lîc ɖ tuć v ren ś wz
On a man’z fleś n her n îz
Ẃn ɖ jô v wōcñ ɖus
Hz tecn him bî s’prîz:

Wɖ ɖ luv v ɖ storm h brnz,
H sñz, h lafs, wel I nǒ hǎ,
Bt fgets ẃn h rtrnz
Az I śl nt fget hr ‘G nǎ.’

Ɖoz tū wrdz śut a dor
Btwn m n ɖ blesid ren
Ɖt wz nvr śut bfr
N wl nt opn agn.

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Clasics in Ñspel: ADLESTROP, by Edward Thomas

ADLSTROP

Edẉd Toṃs

Yes. I rmembr Adlstrop—
Ɖ nem, bcz wn afṭnun
V hīt ɖ xprestren drù p ɖr
Unwǒntidli. It wz lêt Jūn.

Ɖ stīm hist. Smwn clird hiz ʈrot.
Nwn left n nwn cem
On ɖ bér platform. Ẃt I sw
Wz Adlstrop—onli ɖ nem

N wiloz, wilohrb, n gras,
N medoswīt, n hêcocs drî,
No ẃit les stil n lonli fer
Ɖn ɖ hî clǎdlits in ɖ scî.

N fr ɖt minit a blacbrd sañ
Clos bî, n rnd him, mistịr,
Farɖr n farɖr, ol ɖ brdz
V Oxfdśr n Glostrśr.

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