Category Archives: Poetry

Clasics in Ñspel: WHEN YOU ARE OLD, by William Butler Yeats

ẂN Y R OLD

Wiłm Butlr Yêts

Ẃn y r old n gre n fl v slīp,
N nodñ bî ɖ fîr, tec dǎn ɖs bc,
N slǒli rīd, n drīm v ɖ soft lc
Yr îz hd wns, n v ɖer śadoz dīp;

Hǎ mni luvd yr momnts v glad gres,
N luvd yr byti wɖ luv fōls or tru,
Bt wn man luvd ɖ pilgrimsoul in y,
N luvd ɖ soroz v yr ćenjñ fes;

N bndñ dǎn bsd ɖ glowñ barz,
Mrmr, a litl sadli, hǎ Luv fled
N pêst upn ɖ mǎntinz oṿhed
N hid hiz fes amd a crǎd v starz.

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CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

About Poets: JAMES BERRY

About Poets: DENNIS O’DRISCOLL

About Poets: TED HUGHES

About Poets: SYLVIA PLATH

Clasics in Ñspel: DAYBREAK IN ALABAMA, by Langston Hughes

DÊBREC IN AḶBAMA

Lañstn Hȳz

Ẃn I gt t b a culrd cmpozr
I’m gna rait m sm ḿzic abt
Dêbrec in Aḷbama
N I’m gna pt ɖ prdiist soñz in it
Rîzñ ǎt v ɖ grǎnd lîc a swompmist
N fōlñ ǎt v hevn lîc soft dȳ
I’m gna pt sm tōl tōl triz in it
N ɖ sént v pîņīdlz
N ɖ smel v red cle aftr ren
N loñ red necs
N popi culrd fesz
N big brǎn armz
N ɖ fīlḑeizi îz
V blac n ẃît blac ẃît blac ppl
N I’m gna pt ẃît handz
N blac handz n brǎn n yelo handz
N red cle rʈ handz in it
Tućñ evrbdi wɖ cînd fngrz
Tućñ ć uɖr naćṛl az dȳ
In ɖt dōn v ḿzic ẃn I
Gt t b a culrd cmpozr
N rait abt dêbrec
In Aḷbama.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

About Poets: SARAH MAGUIRE

About Poets: STEVIE SMITH

About Poets: W.B. YEATS

About Poets: WAYNE HOLLOWAY-SMITH

About Poets: HELEN DUNMORE

About Poets: THERESA LOLA