In Ñspel: CHANNEL FIRING, by Thomas Hardy

ĆANLFÎRÑ

Ɖt nît yr gret gunz, un’werz,
Śc ol ǎr cofinz az w le,
N brouc ɖ ćānsl windosqerz,
W ʈt it wz ɖ Jujmntde

N sat uprît. Ẃl drirism
Arouz ɖ hǎl v wecnd hǎndz:
Ɖ mǎs let fōl ɖ ōltrcrum,
Ɖ wrmz drù bac intu ɖ mǎndz,

Ɖ glībcǎ drūld. Tl God cōld, “No;
It’s guṇripractis ǎt at sì
Jst az bfr y wnt b’lo;
Ɖ wrld z az it yst t b:

“Ol neśnz strîvñ stroñ t mc
Red wor yt redr. Mad az hatrz
Ɖe d no mor fr Crîsti’z sec
Ɖn y hu r hlplis in sć matrz.

“Ɖt ɖs z nt ɖ jujmnt-aur
Fr sm v ɖm’z a blesid ʈñ,
Fr f it wr ɖ’d hv t scǎr
Hel’z flor fr so mć ʈreṭnñ….

“Ha, ha. It wl b wormr ẃn
I blo ɖ trumpit (f indd
I evr d; fr y r men,
N rest itrnl sorli nīd).”

So dǎn w le agn. “I wundr,
Wl ɖ wrld evr senr b,”
Sd wn, “ɖn ẃn H snt s undr
In ǎr indifṛnt snćri!”

N mni a scelitn śc hiz hed.
“Instd v prīćñ forti yir,”
Mî nebr Parsn Ʈrdli sd,
“I wś I hd stuc t pîps n bir.”

Agn ɖ gunz dstrbd ɖ aur,
Rorñ ɖer redinis t avnj,
Az far inland az Sturtn Tǎr,
Caṃlót, n star-lit Stonhenj.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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