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Clasics in Ñspel: THE FIDDLER OF DOONEY, by William Butler Yeats

Ɖ FIDLR OV DŪNI

Wiłm Butlr Yêts

Ẃn I ple on mî fidl in Dūni,
Foc dans lîc a wev on ɖ sì;
Mî cuzn z prīst in Cilvarnit,
Mî bruɖr in Mohaṛbi.

N I pàst mî bruɖr n cuzn
Ẃl ɖe réd in ɖer bcs v prer;
N I réd in mî bcs v soñz
Ɖt I bòt at ɖ Slîgo fer.

Ẃn w cm at ɖ end v tîm
T Pītr sitñ in stet,
H wl smîl on ʈri old spirits,
Bt cōl m frst ʈru ɖ get;

Fr ɖ gd r olwz ɖ meri,
Sev bî an īvl ćans,
N ɖ meri luv ɖ fidl,
N ɖ meri luv t dans:

N ẃn ɖ foc ɖr spî m,
Ɖe wl ol cm p t m,
Wɖ “Hir z ɖ fidlr v Dūni!”
N dans lîc a wev on ɖ sì.

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Clasics in Ñspel: THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE, by William Butler Yeats

Ɖ LEC-ÎL OV IṆSFRĪ

Wiłm Butlr Yêts

I wl arîz n g nǎ, n g t Iṇsfrī,

N a smōl cabin bild ɖr, v cle n wotlz md;

Nîn bīnroz wl I hv ɖr, a hîv fr ɖ hunibì,

N liv alon in ɖ bì-lǎd gled.

N I śl hv sm pīs ɖr, fr pīs cmz dropñ slo,

Dropñ fṛm ɖ veilz v ɖ mornñ t ẃr ɖ cricit sñz;

Ɖr midnît’s ol a-glimr, n nūn a prpl glo,

N īvnñ fl v ɖ linit’s wñz.

I wl arîz n g nǎ, fr olwz nît n de

I hír lecwōtr lapñ wɖ lo sǎndz bî ɖ śor;

Ẃl I stand on ɖ rodwe, or on ɖ pevmnts gre,

I hír it in ɖ dīp hart’s cor.

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Clasics in Ñspel: DOWN BY THE SALLEY GARDENS, by William Butler Yeats

DǍN BÎ Đ SALIGARDNZ

Wiłm Butlr Yêts

Dǎn bî ɖ saligardnz

mî luv n I dd mīt;

Ś pást ɖ saligardnz

wɖ litl sno-ẃît fīt.

Ś bid m tec luv īzi,

az ɖ līvz gro on ɖ tri;

Bt I, biyñ yuñ n fūliś,

wɖ hr wd nt agri.

In a fīld bî ɖ rivr

mî luv n I dd stand,

N on mî līnñ śoldr

ś leid hr sno-ẃît hand.

Ś bid m tec lîf īzi,

az ɖ gras groz on ɖ wirz;

Bt I wz yuñ n fūliś,

n nǎ am fl v tirz.

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Clasics in Ñspel: THE SECOND COMING, by William Butler Yeats

Ɖ SECND CMÑ

Trnñ n trnñ in ɖ wîḍnñ jîr
Ɖ fōlcn canot hír ɖ fōlcnr;
Ʈñz fōl apart; ɖ sntr canot hold;
Mir aṇci z lūst upn ɖ wrld,
Ɖ blud-dimd tîd z lūst, n evrẃr
Ɖ seriṃni v iṇsns z drǎnd;
Ɖ bst lac ol cnvix́n, ẃl ɖ wrst
R fl v paśṇt intnṣti.

Śrli sm reṿleśn z at hand;
Śrli ɖ Secnd Cmñ z at hand.
Ɖ Secnd Cmñ! Hardli r ɖoz wrdz ǎt
Ẃn a vast imij ǎt v Spiritus Mundi
Trublz mî sît: smẃr in sandz v ɖ deẓt
A śep wɖ laynbodi n ɖ hed v a man,
A gêz blanc n pitilis az ɖ sún,
Z muvñ its slo ʈîz, ẃl ol abt it
Rīl śadoz v ɖ indignnt deẓtbrdz.
Ɖ darcnis drops agn; bt nǎ I nǒ
Ɖt twenti snć̣riz v stoni slīp
Wr vxt t nîtmer bî a rocñ credl,
N ẃt ruf bīst, its aur cm rnd at last,
Slǎćz twdz Beʈlihm t b born?

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Clasics in Ñspel: ADAM’S CURSE, by William Butler Yeats

ADM’Z CRS

W sat tgɖr at wn sumr’z end,
Ɖt bytifl mîld wmn, yr clos frend,
N y n I, n tōct v powtri.
I sd, ‘A lîn wl tec s aurz mbi;
Yt f it dz nt sīm a momnt’s ʈt,
Ǎr stićñ n unstićñ hz bn nōt.
Betr g dǎn upn yr marobonz
N scrub a cićnpevmnt, or brec stonz
Lîc an old pōpr, in ol cndz v weɖr;
Fr t artikḷt swīt sǎndz tgɖr
Z t wrc hardr ɖn ol ɖz, n yt
B ʈt an îdlr bî ɖ nôzi set
V bancrz, scūlmastrz, n clrjiṃn
Ɖ martrz cōl ɖ wrld.’

N ɖr’pn
Ɖt bytifl mîld wmn fr huz sec
Ɖr’z mni a wn śl fînd ǎt ol hart-ec
On fîndñ ɖt hr vôs z swīt n lo
Rplaid, ‘T b born wmn z t nǒ—
Olɖo ɖe d nt tōc v it at scūl—
Ɖt w mst lebr t b bytifl.’
I sd, ‘It’s srtn ɖr z no fîn ʈñ
Sins Adm’z fōl bt nīdz mć leḅrñ.
Ɖr hv bn luvrz hu ʈt luv śd b
So mć cmpǎndd v hî crṭsi
Ɖt ɖe wd sai n qot wɖ lrnid lcs
Presidnts ǎt v bytifl old bcs;
Yt nǎ it sīmz an îdl tred inuf.’

W sat groun qayt at ɖ nem v luv;
W sw ɖ last embrz v dêlît dî,
N in ɖ tremḅlñ blu-grīn v ɖ scî
A mūn, wòrn az f it hd bn a śel
Wośt bî tîm’z wōtrz az ɖe rouz n fél
Abt ɖ starz n brouc in dez n yirz.

I hd a ʈt fr nwn’z bt yr irz:
Ɖt y wr bytifl, n ɖt I strouv
T luv y in ɖ old hî we v luv;
Ɖt it hd ol sīmd hapi, n yt w’d groun
Az wiri-hartid az ɖt holo mūn.

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