In Ñspel: DUBLIN, by Louis MacNeice

DUBLIN

Luis McNīs

Gre bric upn bric,
Dclaṃtri bronz
On sombr peḍstlz –
OConl, Gratn, Mōr –
N ɖ bruwritugz n ɖ swonz
On ɖ baḷstredd strīm
N ɖ bér bonz v a fanlît
Ovr a hungri dor
N ɖ er soft on ɖ ćīc
N portr runñ fṛm ɖ taps
Wɖ a hed v yelo crīm
N Nlsn on hiz pilr
Woćñ hiz wrld c’laps.
Ɖs nvr wz mî tǎn,
I wz nt born or bréd
Nr scūld hir n ś wl nt
Hv m alîv or ded
Bt yt ś holdz mî mînd
Wɖ hr sīdi eligns,
Wɖ hr jntl veilz v ren
N ol hr gosts ɖt wōc
N ol ɖt hîd bhnd
Hr Jorjn fsādz –
Ɖ catcōlz n ɖ pen,
Ɖ glamr v hr sqolr,
Ɖ bṛvādo v hr tōc.
Ɖ lîts jig in ɖ rivr
Wɖ a conṣtīṇmuvmnt
N ɖ sún cmz p in ɖ mornñ
Lîc barli-śŭgr on ɖ wōtr
N ɖ mist on ɖ Wiclo hilz
Z clos, az clos
Az ɖ pezntri wr t ɖ landlord,
Az ɖ Îriś t ɖ Anglo-Îriś,
Az ɖ cilr z clos wn momnt
T ɖ man h cilz,
Or az ɖ momnt itslf
Z clos t ɖ nxt momnt.
Ś z nt an Îriś tǎn
N ś z nt Ñgliś,
Historic wɖ gunz n vrmin
N ɖ cold rnǎn
V a fragmnt v Ćrć latin,
V an oṛtoricl frêz.
Bt ǒ ɖ dez r soft,
Soft inuf t fget
Ɖ lésn betr lrnt,
Ɖ bŭlit on ɖ wet
Strīts, ɖ crŭcid dīl,
Ɖ stīl bhnd ɖ laf,
Ɖ For Corts brnt.
Fort v ɖ Dên,
Garisn v ɖ Saxn,
Ōgustn capitl
V a Gelic neśn,
Aproprietñ ol
Ɖ ełn bròt,
Y gv m tîm fr ʈt
N bî a juglr’z tric
Y pôz ɖ toṗlñ aur –
O grênis run t flǎr,
Gre ston, gre wōtr,
N bric upn gre bric.

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