Clasics in Ñspel: QUARANTINE, by Eavan Boland (RIP)

QOṚNTĪN

Īvan Boḷnd

In ɖ wrst aur v ɖ wrst sīzn
v ɖ wrst yir v a hol ppl
a man set ǎt fṛm ɖ wrchǎs
wɖ hiz wîf.

H wz wōcñ—ɖe wr bʈ wōcñ—norʈ.

Ś wz sic wɖ faminfīvr n cd nt cīp p.
H liftd hr n pt hr on hiz bac.
H wōct lîc ɖt wst n wst n norʈ.
Untl at nîtfōl

undr frizñ starz ɖe arîvd.

In ɖ mornñ ɖe wr bʈ faund ded.
V cold. V hungr.

V ɖ toxinz v a hol hisṭri.

Bt hr fīt wr hld agnst hiz brestbon.
Ɖ last hīt v hiz fleś

wz hiz last gift t hr.

Let no luvpowm evr cm

t ɖs ʈreśhold.

Ɖr z no ples hir fr ɖ inixact
prêz v ɖ īzi gresz n snśuaḷti v ɖ bodi.
Ɖr z onli tîm fr ɖs mrsilis invntri:

Ɖer deʈ tgɖr in ɖ wintr v 1847.
Olso ẃt ɖe sufrd. Hǎ ɖe livd.
N ẃt ɖr z btwn a man n wmn.
N in ẃć darcnis it cn bst b pruvd.

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