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In Ñspel: BELOVED, MY BELOVED, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

ILIẒBƮ BAṚT BRǍNÑ

SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 20

B’luvid, mî B’luvid, ẃn I ʈnc
Ɖt ɖǎ w’st in ɖ wrld a yir ago,
Ẃt tîm I sat alon hir in ɖ sno
N sw no ftprint, hŕd ɖ sîḷns snc
No momnt at ɖî vôs, bt, linc bî linc,
Wnt cǎntñ ol mî ćenz az f ɖt so
Ɖe nvr cd fōl of at eni blo
Struc bî ɖî poṣbl hand, –

ẃ, ɖus I drinc

V lîf’s gret cup v wundr! Wundrfl,
Nvr t fīl ɖi ʈril ɖ de or nît
Wɖ prsnl act or spīć, – nr evr cul
Sm presịns v ɖi wɖ ɖ blosmz ẃît
Ɖǎ sōist growñ! Eʈiists r az dul,
Hu canot ges God’z prezns ǎt v sît.

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In Ñspel: MY POET, THOU CANST TOUCH, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

ILIẒBƮ BAṚT BRǍNÑ

SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 17

Mî powt, ɖǎ cnst tuć on ol ɖ nots
God set btwn Hiz Aftr n Bfr,
N strîc p n strîc of ɖ jenṛl ror
V ɖ ruśñ wrldz a meḷdi ɖt flots
In a srīn er pyrli. Antidots
V meḍcetd ḿzic, anṣrñ fr
Man-cnd’z f’lornist ysz, ɖǎ cnst por
Fṛm ɖns intu ɖer irz. God’z wil dvots
Ɖîn t sć endz, n mîn t wêt on ɖîn.
Hǎ, Dirist, wilt ɖǎ hv m fr most ys?
A hop, t sñ bî gladli? or a fîn
Sad meṃri, wɖ ɖî soñz t inṭfyz?
A śêd, in ẃć t sñ – v pām or pîn?
A grev, on ẃć t rest fṛm sññ? Ćūz.

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In Ñspel: YET LOVE, MERE LOVE, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

ILIẒBƮ BAṚT BRǍNÑ

SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 10

Yt, luv, mir luv, z bytifl indd
N wrɖi v axpteśn. Fîr z brît,
Let tmpl brn, or flax; an īql lît
Līps in ɖ flem fṛm sīdrplanc or wīd:
N luv z fîr. N ẃn I se at nīd
I luv ɖi… marc! … I luv ɖi – in ɖî sît
I stand trnsfigrd, gloṛfaid arît,
Wɖ conśns v ɖ ny rez ɖt pṛsid
Ǎt v mî fes twd ɖîn. Ɖr’z nʈñ lo
In luv, ẃn luv ɖ lǒist: mīnist crīćrz
Hu luv God, God axpts ẃl luvñ so.
N ẃt I fīl, acrs ɖ infirịr fīćrz
V ẃt I am, duʈ flaś itslf, n śo
Hǎ ɖt gret wrc v Luv inhansz Nećr’z.

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In Ñspel: GO FROM ME, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

ILIẒBƮ BAṚT BRǍNÑ

SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 6

G fṛm m. Yt I fīl ɖt I śl stand
Hnsfwd in ɖî śado. Nvrmr
Alon upn ɖ ʈreśhold v mî dor
V indivijl lîf, I śl cmand
Ɖ ysz v mî soul, nr lift mî hand
Srīnli in ɖ súnśîn az bfr,
Wɖt ɖ sns v ɖt ẃć I forbòr—
Ɖî tuć upn ɖ pām. Ɖ wîdist land
Dūm tecs t part s, līvz ɖî hart in mîn
Wɖ pulsz ɖt bìt dubl. Ẃt I d
N ẃt I drīm includ ɖi, az ɖ wîn
Mst test v its ǒn greps. N ẃn I su
God fr mslf, H hírz ɖt nem v ɖîn,
N siz wɖn mî îz ɖ tirz v tū.

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In Ñspel: HOW DO I LOVE THEE? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

ILIẒBƮ BAṚT BRǍNÑ

SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 43

Hǎ d I luv ɖi? Let m cǎnt ɖ wez.

I luv ɖi t ɖ depʈ n bredʈ n hît

Mî soul cn rīć, ẃn fīlñ ǎt v sît

Fr ɖ endz v biyñ n îdiyl gres.

I luv ɖi t ɖ levl v evri de’z

Most qayt nīd, bî sún n candļît.

I luv ɖi frīli, az men strîv fr rît;

I luv ɖi pyrli, az ɖe trn fṛm prêz.

I luv ɖi wɖ ɖ paśn pt t ys

In mî old grīfs, n wɖ mî ćîldhd’z feʈ.

I luv ɖi wɖ a luv I sīmd t lūz

Wɖ mî lost sents. I luv ɖi wɖ ɖ breʈ,

Smîlz, tirz, v ol mî lîf; n, f God ćūz,

I śl bt luv ɖi betr aftr deʈ.

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In Ñspel: IF THOU MUST LOVE ME, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

ILIẒBƮ BAṚT BRǍNÑ

SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 14

F ɖǎ mst luv m, let it b fr nòt
Xpt fr luv’z sec onli. D nt se
“I luv hr fr hr smîl … hr lc … hr we
V spīcñ jntli, … fr a tric v ʈt
Ɖt fōlz in wel wɖ mîn, n srtīz bròt
A sns v pleznt īz on sć a de”—
Fr ɖz ʈñz in ɖmslvz, B’luvid, me
B ćenjd, or ćenj fr ɖi,—n luv, so ròt,
Me b unròt so. Nɖr luv m fr
Ɖîn ǒn dir piti’z wîpñ mî ćīcs drî,—
A crīćr mt fget t wīp, hu bòr
Ɖî cumf̣t loñ, n lūz ɖî luv ɖr-bî!
Bt luv m fr luv’z sec, ɖt eṿmor
Ɖǎ mêst luv on, ʈru luv’z itrṇti.

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In Ñspel: BELOVED, THOU HAST BROUGHT ME MANY FLOWERS, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

ILIẒBƮ BAṚT BRǍNÑ

SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 54

B’luvid, ɖǎ hast bròt m mni flǎrz

Pluct in ɖ gardn, ol ɖ sumr ʈru,

N wintr, n it sīmd az f ɖe grù

In ɖs clos rūm, nr míst ɖ sún n śǎrz.

So, in ɖ lîc nem v ɖt luv v ǎrz,

Tec bac ɖz ʈts ẃć hir unfoldd tù,

N ẃć on worm n cold dez I wɖdru

Fṛm mî hart’s grǎnd. Indd,

ɖoz bedz n bǎrz

B oṿgroun wɖ bitr wīdz n ru,

N wêt ɖî wīdñ; yt hir’z egḷntîn,

Hir’z îvi!—tec ɖm, az I yst t d

Ɖî flǎrz, n cīp ɖm ẃr ɖe śl nt pîn.

Instruct ɖîn îz t cīp ɖer culrz tru,

N tel ɖî soul, ɖer rūts r left in mîn.

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In Ñspel: I THOUGHT ONCE HOW THEOCRITUS HAD SUNG, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

ILIẒBƮ BAṚT BRǍNÑ

SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 1

I ʈt wns hǎ Ʈiocriṭs hd suñ

V ɖ swīt yirz, ɖ dir n wśt-fr yirz,

Hu ć wn in a greśs hand apirz

T ber a gift fr mortlz, old or yuñ:

N, az I ḿzd it in hiz antīc tuñ,

I sw, in grajl viźn ʈru mî tirz,

Ɖ swīt, sad yirz, ɖ meḷnc̣li yirz,

Ɖoz v mî ǒn lîf, hu bî trnz hd fluñ

A śado acrs m. Stretwe I wz ’wer,

So wīpñ, hǎ a mistic Śep dd muv

Bhnd m, n drù m bcwd bî ɖ her;

N a vôs sd in masṭri, ẃl I strouv, –

“Ges nǎ hu holdz ɖi!” –

“Deʈ,” I sd, Bt, ɖr,

Ɖ silvr ansr rañ, “Nt Deʈ, bt Luv.”

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