In Ñspel: FROST AT MIDNIGHT, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

FROST AT MIDNÎT

Ɖ Frost pformz its sīcrit miṇstri,

Unhlpt bî eni wind. Ɖ ǎlit’s crî

Cem lǎd—n harc, agn! lǎd az bfr.

Ɖ inmets v mî cotij, ol at rest,

Hv left m t ɖt soḷtyd, ẃć sūts

Abstrūsr ḿzñz: sev ɖt at mî sîd

Mî credld inf̣nt slumbrz pīsf̣li.

’tiz cām indd! so cām, ɖt it dstrbz

N vxz medteśn wɖ its strenj

N xtrim sîḷntnis. Sì, hil, n wŭd,

Ɖs popyḷs vilij! Sì, n hil, n wŭd,

Wɖ ol ɖ numbrlis gwñz-on v lîf,

Inōḍbl az drīmz! ɖ ʈin blu flem

Lîz on mî lo-brnt fîr, n qivrz nt;

Onli ɖt film, ẃć flutrd on ɖ greit,

Stl flutrz ɖr, ɖ sol unqayt ʈñ.

Mīʈncs, its mośn in ɖs huś v nećr

Gvz it dim simṗʈiz wɖ m hu liv,

Mcñ it a cmpańṇbl form,

Huz pyni flaps n frīcs ɖ îḍlñ Spirit

Bî its ǒn mūdz intrpṛts, evrẃr

Eco or mirr sīcñ v itslf,

N mcs a tô v Ʈt.

Bt O! hǎ oft,

Hǎ oft, at scūl, wɖ most b’livñ mînd,

Prisejfl, hv I gezd upn ɖ barz,

T woć ɖt fluṭrñ strenjr! n az oft

Wɖ unclozd lidz, olrdi hd I dremt

V mî swīt brʈples, n ɖ old ćrćtǎr,

Huz belz, ɖ pur man’z onli ḿzic, rañ

Fṛm morn t īvnñ, ol ɖ hot Ferde,

So swītli, ɖt ɖe strd n hōntd m

Wɖ a wîld pleźr, fōlñ on mîn ir

Most lîc artikḷt sǎndz v ʈñz t cm!

So gezd I, tl ɖ suɖñ ʈñz, I dremt,

Luld m t slīp, n slīp pṛloñd mî drīmz!

N so I brūdd ol ɖ folowñ morn,

Ōd bî ɖ strn prisptr’z fes, mîn î

Fixt wɖ moc studi on mî swimñ bc:

Sev f ɖ dor haf-opnd, n I snaćt

A hesti glans, n stl mî hart lept p,

Fr stl I hopt t si ɖ strenjr’z fes,

Tǎnzmn, or ānt, or sistr mor b’luvid,

Mî plêmêt ẃn w bʈ wr cloɖd alîc!

Dir Beb, ɖt slīpist credld bî mî sîd,

Huz jntl briɖñz, hŕd in ɖs dīp cām,

Fil p ɖ inṭsprsid vec̣nsiz

N momntri pōzz v ɖ ʈt!

Mî beb so bytifl! it ʈrilz mî hart

Wɖ tndr gladnis, ɖus t lc at ɖi,

N ʈnc ɖt ɖǎ śalt lrn far uɖr lor,

N in far uɖr sīnz! Fr I wz rird

In ɖ gret siti, pnt ’mid clôstrz dim,

N sw nòt luvli bt ɖ scî n starz.

Bt ɖǎ, mî beb! śalt wondr lîc a brīz

Bî lecs n sandi śorz, bnʈ ɖ cragz

V enćnt mǎntn, n bnʈ ɖ clǎdz,

Ẃć imij in ɖer bulc bʈ lecs n śorz

N mǎntn cragz: so śalt ɖǎ si n hír

Ɖ luvli śeps n sǎndz inteliɉbl

V ɖt itrnl lanḡj, ẃć ɖî God

Utrz, hu fṛm itrṇti duʈ tīć

Himslf in ol, n ol ʈñz in himslf.

Gret yṇvrsl Tīćr! h śl mold

Ɖî spirit, n bî gvñ mc it asc.

Ɖrfr ol sīznz śl b swīt t ɖi,

Ẃɖr ɖ sumr cloɖ ɖ jenṛl rʈ

Wɖ grīņis, or ɖ redbrest sit n sñ

Btwixt ɖ tufts v sno on ɖ bér branć

V mosi apltri, ẃl ɖ nî ʈać

Smocs in ɖ súnʈw; ẃɖr ɖ īvdrops fōl

Hŕd onli in ɖ transz v ɖ blast,

Or f ɖ sīcrit miṇstri v frost

Śl hañ ɖm p in sîḷnt îsiclz,

Qaytli śînñ t ɖ qayt Mūn.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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