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.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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