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In Ñspel: SPRING OFFENSIVE, by Wilfred Owen

SPRÑ OFNSIV

Wilfrid Own

Hōltd agnst ɖ śêd v a last hil,

Ɖe féd, n, layñ īzi, wr at īz

N, fîndñ cumftbl ćests n niz

Cerlisli slept.

Bt mni ɖr std stl

T fes ɖ starc, blanc scî bynd ɖ rij,

Nwñ ɖer fīt hd cm t ɖ end v ɖ wrld.

Marṿlñ ɖe std, n woćt ɖ loñ gras swrld

Bî ɖ Me brīz, mrmṛs wɖ wosp n mij,

Fr ɖo ɖ sumr ūzd intu ɖer veinz

Lîc ɖ injctd drug fr ɖer bonz’ penz,

Śarp on ɖer soulz huñ ɖ iminnt lîn v gras,

Firf̣li flaśt ɖ scî’z mstirịs glas.

Aur aftr aur ɖe pondr ɖ worm fīld—

N ɖ far vali bhnd, ẃr ɖ butrcups

Hd blest wɖ gold ɖer slo būts cmñ p,

Ẃr īvn ɖ litl bramblz wd nt yīld,

Bt clućt n cluñ t ɖm lîc sorowñ handz;

Ɖe briɖ lîc triz unstŕd.

Tl lîc a cold gust ʈrild ɖ litl wrd

At ẃć ć bodi n its soul bgrd

N tîtn ɖm fr batl. No alarmz

V byglz, no hî flagz, no clamṛs hest—

Onli a lift n fler v îz ɖt fest

Ɖ sún, lîc a frend wɖ hūm ɖer luv z dn.

O larjr śon ɖt smîl agnst ɖ sún,—

Mîtịr ɖn hiz huz bǎnti ɖz hv sprnd.

So, sn ɖe topt ɖ hil, n rêst tgɖr

Ovr an opn streć v hrb n heɖr

Xpozd. N instntli ɖ hol scî brnd

Wɖ fyri agnst ɖm; n soft sudn cups

Opnd in ʈǎzndz fr ɖer blud; n ɖ grīn slǒps

Cazmd n stīpnd śir t infiṇt spes.

V ɖm hu runñ on ɖt last hî ples

Lept t swift unsìn bŭlits, or wnt p

On ɖ hot blast n fyri v hel’z upsrj,

Or plunjd n fél awe past ɖs wrld’z vrj,

Sm se God còt ɖm īvn bfr ɖe fél.

Bt ẃt se sć az fṛm xistns’ brinc

Vnćrd bt drev tù swift t snc.

Ɖ fy hu ruśt in ɖ bodi t entr hel,

N ɖr ǎt-fīndñ ol its fīndz n flemz

Wɖ suṗhymn inhymaṇtiz,

Loñ-feṃs gloriz, immorịl śemz—

N crōlñ slǒli bac, hv bî dgriz

Rgend cūl pīsfl er in wundr—

Ẃ spīc ɖe nt v comredz ɖt wnt undr?

Louis Alexander Weirter │ BATTLE OF COURCELETTE │ 1918

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CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

In Ñspel: FUTILITY, by Wilfred Owen

FYTIḶTI

Wilfrid Own

Muv him intu ɖ sún—

Jntli its tuć awouc him wns,

At hom, ẃisṗrñ v fīldz unsóun.

Olwz it wouc him, īvn in Frans,

Untl ɖs mornñ n ɖs sno.

F enʈñ mt rǎz him nǎ

Ɖ cînd old sún wl nǒ.

Ʈnc hǎ it wecs ɖ sīdz—

Wouc wns ɖ clez v a cold star.

R limz, so dir-aćivd, r sîdz

Fl-nrvd, stl worm, tù hard t str?

Wz it fr ɖs ɖ cle grù tōl?—

O ẃt md faćs súnbīmz tôl

T brec rʈ’z slīp at ol?

Gilḅt Rojrz │ Frst Wrld Wor: Strećrberrz ov ɖ Royl Armi Medicl Cōr Liftñ a Wūndd Man ǎt ov a Trenć │ 1919

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In Ñspel: DISABLED, by Wilfred Owen

DSEBLD

Wilfrid Own

H sat in a ẃīld ćer, wêtñ fr darc,

N śivrd in hiz gastli sūt v gre,

Leglis, soun śort at elbo. Ʈru ɖ parc

Vôsz v bôz rañ saḍnñ lîc a hím,

Vôsz v ple n pleźr aftr de,

Tl gaɖrñ slīp hd muɖrd ɖm fṛm him.

Abt ɖs tîm Tǎn yst t swñ so ge

Ẃn glǒlamps budd in ɖ lît-blu triz,

N grlz glanst luvlịr az ɖ er grù dim,—

In ɖ old tîmz, bfr h ʈrù awe hiz niz.

Nǎ h wl nvr fīl agn hǎ slim

Grlz’ weists r, or hǎ worm ɖer sutl handz,

Ol v ɖm tuć him lîc sm qir dziz.

Ɖr wz an artist sili fr hiz fes,

Fr it wz yungr ɖn hiz yʈ, last yir.

Nǎ, h z old; hiz bac wl nvr bres;

H’z lost hiz culr vri far fṛm hir,

Pord it dǎn śelhoulz tl ɖ veinz ran drî,

N haf hiz lîftîm lapst in ɖ hot rês

N līp v prpl sprtd fṛm hiz ʈî.

Wn tîm h lîct a bludsmir dǎn hiz leg,

Aftr ɖ maćz carid śoldr-hî.

It wz aftr ftbōl, ẃn h’d drunc a peg,

H ʈt h’d betr jôn. H wundrz ẃ.

Smwn hd sd h’d lc a god in cilts.

Ɖt’s ẃ; n mbi, tù, t plīz hiz Meg,

Ai, ɖt wz it, t plīz ɖ gidi jilts,

H asct t jôn. H dd’nt hv t beg;

Smîlñ ɖe rout hiz lî: ejd nîntīn yirz.

Jrmnz h scersli ʈt v, ol ɖer gilt,

N Ostria’z, dd nt muv him. N no firz

V Fir cem yt. H ʈt v juwld hilts

Fr dagrz in pled socs; v smart s’lūts;

N cer v armz; n līv; n pe arirz;

Esprit de corps; n hints fr yuñ rcrūts.

N sn, h wz draftd ǎt wɖ drumz n ćirz.

Sm ćird him hom, bt nt az crǎdz ćir Gol.

Onli a soḷm man hu bròt him frūts

Ʈanct him; n ɖen inqîrd abt hiz soul.

Nǎ, h wl spend a fy sic yirz in insttyts,

N d ẃt ʈñz ɖ rūlz cnsidr wîz,

N tec ẃtvr piti ɖe me dǒl.

Tnît h notist hǎ ɖ wimin’z îz

Pást fṛm him t ɖ stroñ men ɖt wr hol.

Hǎ cold n lêt it z! Ẃ d’nt ɖe cm

N pt him intu bed? Ẃ d’nt ɖe cm?

George Grosz │ GREY DAY │ 1921

ANAḶSIS

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

In Ñspel: EXPOSURE, by Wilfred Owen

XPOŹR

Wilfrid Own

 

Ǎr brenz ec, in ɖ mrsilis îst īst windz ɖt nîf s …

Wirid w cīp awec bcz ɖ nît z sîḷnt …

Lo drūpñ flerz cnfyz ǎr meṃri v ɖ sełnt …

Wurid bî sîḷns, sntriz ẃispr, krịs, nrṿs,

Bt nʈñ hapnz.

Woćñ, w hír ɖ mad gusts tugñ on ɖ wîr,

Lîc twićñ aġniz v men amñ its bramblz.

Norʈẉd, insesntli, ɖ flic̣rñ guṇri rumblz,

Far of, lîc a dul rūmr v sm uɖr wor.

Ẃt r w dwñ hir?

Ɖ pôńnt miẓri v dōn bginz t gro …

W onli nǒ wor lasts, ren sǒcs, n clǎdz sag stormi.

Dōn masñ in ɖ īst hr meḷnc̣li armi

Atacs wns mor in rancs on śiṿrñ rancs v gre,

Bt nʈñ hapnz.

Sudn s’xesiv flîts v bŭlits strīc ɖ sîḷns.

Les dedli ɖn ɖ er ɖt śudrz blac wɖ sno,

Wɖ sîdloñ flowñ flecs ɖt floc, pōz, n rny,

W woć ɖm wonḍrñ p n dǎn ɖ wind’z nonśḷns,

Bt nʈñ hapnz.

Pel flecs wɖ fnġrñ stelʈ cm fīlñ fr ǎr fesz—

W crinj in houlz, bac on fgotn drīmz, n stér, sno-dezd,

Dīp intu grasịr dićz. So w drǎz, sún-dozd,

Litrd wɖ blosmz tric̣lñ ẃr ɖ blacbrd fusz.

—Z it ɖt w r dayñ?

Slǒli ǎr gosts drag hom: glimsñ ɖ sunc fîrz, glozd

Wɖ crustd darc-red juwlz; cricits jngl ɖr;

Fr aurz ɖ iṇsnt mîs rjôs: ɖ hǎs z ɖerz;

Śutrz n dorz, ol clozd: on s ɖ dorz r clozd,—

W trn bac t ǎr dayñ.

Sins w b’liv nt uɖwz cn cînd fîrz brn;

Nr evr súnz smîl tru on ćîld, or fīld, or frūt.

Fr God’z invinsbl sprñ ǎr luv z md afred;

Ɖrfr, nt loɖ, w lî ǎt hir; ɖrfr wr born,

Fr luv v God sīmz dayñ.

Tnît, ɖs frost wl fasn on ɖs mud n s,

Śriṿlñ mni handz, n puc̣rñ fōrhedz crisp.

Ɖ beriyñparti, pics n śuvlz in śecñ grasp,

Pōz ovr haf-noun fesz. Ol ɖer îz r îs,

Bt nʈñ hapnz.

SPRÑ IN Đ TRENĆZ, RIJ WŬD │ Pōl Naś, 1917

ANAḶSIS

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

In Ñspel: ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH, by Wilfred Owen

ANƮM FR DŪMD YƮ

Wilfrid Own

Ẃt pasñbelz fr ɖz hu dî az catl?

— Onli ɖ monstṛs angr v ɖ gunz.

Onli ɖ stuṭrñ rîflz’ rapid ratl

Cn patr ǎt ɖer hesti oriznz.

No moc̣riz nǎ fr ɖm; no prerz nr belz;

Nr eni vôs v mōrnñ sev ɖ qîrz,—

Ɖ śril, dmntd qîrz v weilñ ślz;

N byglz cōlñ fr ɖm fṛm sad śîrz.

Ẃt candlz me b hld t spīd ɖm ol?

Nt in ɖ handz v bôz, bt in ɖer îz

Śl śîn ɖ holi glimrz v gdbîz.

Ɖ palr v grlz’ brǎz śl b ɖer pōl;

Ɖer flǎrz ɖ tndrnis v peśnt mîndz,

N ć slo dusc a drw̃dǎn v blîndz.

GAST │ Jon Sñr Sarjnt, 1919

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CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

In Ñspel: STRANGE MEETING, by Wilfred Owen

STRENJ MĪTÑ

Wilfrid Own

It sīmd ɖt ǎt v batl I iscept

Dǎn sm pṛfǎnd dul tunl, loñ sins scūpt

Ʈru granits ẃć tîtanic worz hd grônd.

Yt olso ɖr incumbrd slīprz grond,

Tù fast in ʈt or deʈ t b bstŕd.

Ɖen, az I probd ɖm, wn sprañ p, n stérd

Wɖ pitịs recgniśn in fixt îz,

Liftñ dstresfl handz, az f t bles.

N bî hiz smîl, I ń ɖt suḷn hōl,—

Bî hiz ded smîl I ń w std in Hel.

Wɖ a ʈǎznd firz ɖt viźn’z fes wz grend;

Yt no blud rīćt ɖr fṛm ɖ upr grǎnd,

N no gunz ʈumt, or dǎn ɖ flȕz md mon.

“Strenj frend,” I sed, “hir z no cōz t mōrn.”

“Nn,” sed ɖt uɖr, “sev ɖ undun yirz,

Ɖ hoplisnis. Ẃtvr hop z yrz,

Wz mî lîf olso; I wnt huntñ wîld

Aftr ɖ wîldist byti in ɖ wrld,

Ẃć lîz nt cām in îz, or brêdd her,

Bt mocs ɖ stedi runñ v ɖ aur,

N f it grīvz, grīvz rićlịr ɖn hir.

Fr bî mî gli mt mni men hv laft,

N v mî wīpñ smʈñ hd bn left,

Ẃć mst dî nǎ. I mīn ɖ truʈ untld,

Ɖ piti v wor, ɖ piti wor dstild.

Nǎ men wl g cntnt wɖ ẃt w spôld.

Or, discntnt, bôl bludi, n b spild.

Ɖe wl b swift wɖ swiftnis v ɖ tîgris.

Nn wl brec rancs, ɖo neśnz trec fṛm progres.

Curij wz mîn, n I hd misṭri;

Wizdm wz mîn, n I hd masṭri:

T mis ɖ marć v ɖs rtritñ wrld

Intu ven siṭdélz ɖt r nt wōld.

Ɖen, ẃn mć blud hd clogd ɖer ćarịtẃīlz,

I wd g p n woś ɖm fṛm swīt welz,

Īvn wɖ truɖz ɖt lî tù dīp fr tent.

I wd hv pord mî spirit wɖt stint

Bt nt ʈru wūndz; nt on ɖ ses v wor.

Fōrhedz v men hv bléd ẃr no wūndz wr.

“I am ɖ eṇmi y cild, mî frend.

I ń y in ɖs darc: fr so y frǎnd

Yesṭde ʈru m az y jabd n cild.

I parid; bt mî handz wr loɖ n cold.

Let s slīp nǎ…”

Đ BATL OV YPRES: Đ Wŭstrz at Gheluvelt │ Ćarlz Sarjnt Jagr

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CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

In Ñspel: DULCE ET DECORUM EST, by Wilfred Owen

DULCE ET DECORUM EST

Wilfrid Own

Bnt dubl, lîc old begrz undr sacs,
Noc-nìd, cofñ lîc hagz, w crst ʈru sluj,
Tl on ɖ hōntñ flerz w trnd ǎr bacs
N twdz ǎr distnt rest bgan t truj.
Men marćt aslip. Mni hd lost ɖer būts
Bt limt on, blud-śod. Ol wnt lem; ol blînd;
Drunc wɖ ftīg; def īvn t ɖ hūts
V dis’pôntd śelz ɖt dropt bhnd.
Gas! Gas! Qc, bôz! – An xṭsi v fumḅlñ,
Fitñ ɖ clumzi helmits jst in tîm;
Bt smwn stl wz yelñ ǎt n stumḅlñ,
N flǎnḍrñ lîc a man in fîr or lîm…
Dim, ʈru ɖ misti peinz n ʈic grīn lît,
Az undr a grīn sì, I sw him drǎnñ.

In ol mî drīmz, bfr mî hlplis sît,
H plunjz at m, guṭrñ, ćocñ, drǎnñ.

F in sm smuɖ̇rñ drīmz y tù cd pes
Bhnd ɖ wagn ɖt w fluñ him in,
N woć ɖ ẃît îz rîɖñ in hiz fes,
Hiz haññ fes, lîc a devl’z sic v sin;
F y cd hír, at evri jolt, ɖ blud
Cm garġlñ fṛm ɖ froʈ-c’ruptd luñz,
Obsin az cansr, bitr az ɖ cud
V vîl, inkṛbl sorz on iṇsnt tuñz,
Mî frend, y wd nt tel wɖ sć hî zst
T ćildṛn ardnt fr som despṛt glori,
Ɖ old Lî: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori
.

PAĐZ OV GLORI │ Crisṭfr Nevinsn, 2017

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CLASICS IN ÑSPEL